The General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs has recorded a growth in pre-arrival customs clearance transactions during the first quarter of 2023, reaching 33 per cent of the total customs clearance transactions at various customs ports across the emirate.
During the corresponding period in 2022, the same was 23 per cent. Pre-arrival clearance transactions recorded 45 per cent of the total customs clearance data at airports, while 31 per cent were recorded at land ports, and 9 per cent at seaports.
The pre-arrival clearance rate for shipments out of the country reached 47 per cent of the total number of registered exit data, compared to 38 per cent during the same period of 2022.
The pre-arrival clearance procedure can be applied to through a range of smart channels such as the Abu Dhabi Government Services Platform (Tamm) and Abu Dhabi Advanced Trade and Logistics Platform (ATLP), summarized by the (importer/exporter) or its representative submitting the customs declaration, paying customs duties, in addition to meeting the requirements of the regulatory authorities (if any) and ending the customs procedures before the arrival of the goods to the customs centre.
The goods will later arrive at the customs port to start the inspection process through the radiological inspection devices and match the shipment data, in preparation for the clearance and release process.