Front view of the Dubai Customs building.
As part of its efforts in developing services delivered to exhibitors and participants of Expo 2020, in fulfillment of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Customs appointed and approved the customs clearance system as an authorised economic operator in coordination with Expo office.
Dubai Customs is working now on a customs procedure guide to help Expo 2020 exhibitors learn about the different services available for them.
Commenting on this, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Customer Management Division said: “We work hard to ensure best services and facilities are delivered to participants in Expo 2020. Reducing their clearance time is our priority. Now exhibitors can complete their registration online without a need for a physical visit to the customs centers. We will also facilitate permits of restricted goods issued by local and federal entities.
“Procedures for temporary admission of goods to be exhibited at Expo 2020 will be refined and made easier. They will not be subject to any customs duties. We have also dedicated a customs channel to make clearance for any goods related to EXPO 2020 in record time following the best international practices and standards.”
In conjunction with EXPO 2020, Dubai Customs will host the 5th WCO Global AEO Conference in cooperation with the World Customs Organization.
It will be organized for the first time in the region and will take place in Dubai from March 10-12, 2020.
According to a recent study by PayFort, the GCC’s online retail revenues are expected to reach $69 billion by 2020. “The UAE leads the way regionally in terms of online sales, with 62 percent of citizens now shopping online, and annual sales expected to reach US$23.7 billion by 2022.” This was stated by Mauro Romano, CEO, ArabClicks, during an exclusive interview with Gulf Today.
Emirates has completed the installation of Expo 2020 Dubai liveries on 40 aircraft, with its final A380 aircraft emblazoned in the distinctive orange ‘opportunity’ decal rolling out of the Emirates Engineering hangar.
Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn Quintana on Wednesday evening said Manila will participate in the Expo 2020 Dubai and its pavilion will be reflective of who the Filipino is not only in these modern times but through the ages and beyond.
The initiative was launched on the directives of Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, to strengthen social cohesion, spread awareness, and to consolidate values of virtue among society members.
The Command and Control Centre at Dubai Police had received an emergency call reporting a woman, in her twenties, who had fallen sick at the Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort.
The convoy arrived in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Crossing, and is the largest medical support of its kind provided by the UAE to Gaza since the outbreak of the pandemic.