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Dubai Customs official tours Hatta border

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The crossing dealt with 1.2 million passengers, 94,500 trucks and 452,000 vehicles from January to October 2019.

Figures released by Dubai Customs showed the Hatta Border Crossing dealt with 1.2 million passengers, 94,500 trucks and 452,000 vehicles from January to October 2019.

During the 9 months, 113,200 declarations were completed and 621 different seizures were made.

During his tour of the Hatta Border Crossing, Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih pointed out the high quality services provided to clients contributed significantly in facilitating traffic and speeding up the declaration process.

“At Dubai Customs we keep developing our services, and this helps our different customs centers, including Hatta, achieve the overall vision of securing the borders and supporting legitimate trade.”

In his evening tour, Musabih was accompanied by Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division, Shuaib Al Suwaidi, Director of Customs Intelligence Department and a number of the organisation’s officials.

They were received by Mohammed Al Muaini, Director of Land Customs Centers Management, and Hamad Kajour, Director of Hatta Border Crossing.

Evening time at the border is always marked with more traffic of heavy trucks loaded with goods.

“We listen to the views and suggestions of passengers and traders in order to be able to better serve them as stated in the ‘Letter of the new season’ by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. As part of our vision, we keep developing our customs services based on the latest and most advanced systems and in compliance with the GCC unified customs law. The Hatta Border Crossing is a strategic entry point between the UAE and Oman, and it facilitates trade and passenger traffic between the two countries which can reach up to 2 million passengers.  During the visit, Al Muaini talked about the new terminal Dubai Customs is building at the crossing, which, once completed, will have more capacity and better facilities, and the inspection yards will be renovated and equipped with more advanced equipment.

Different goods pass the borders between Oman and the UAE everyday including vegetables and fruits, perfumes, electrical and electronic appliances, foodstuff, juices, dairy products, ceramic, vehicles and heavy machinery.