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Emad Eddin Khalil, Staff Reporter
The Federal Authority for Identity and citizenship, Customs and Ports Security (ICP) identified 7 violations, with fines ranging from Dhs500 to Dhs10,000, for violators of the national system for electronically tracking trucks and shipments .
The ICP called on owners of means of transporting goods and owners of trucks to register in the system during the approved registration period, which ends on Oct.30, 2023.
The ICP indicated that it would start applying fines as of October 31, 2023, explaining that the first violation is imposed on anyone who does not register in the system within the specified date, and the fine amounts to Dhs1,000 for the first month, and Dhs100 for each following month, with a maximum of Dhs5,000.
As for the second and third violations, they are imposed on those who do not register in the system within 60 days from the expiry date of their registration and do not update the data within 30 days. The fine in this case amounts to Dhs500 per month, with a maximum of Dhs2,500.
As for the fourth violation, it is imposed on anyone who submits incorrect data in the registration application and the fine will be Dhs5,000, with a maximum of Dhs10,000, while the fifth violation will be imposed on anyone who damages, removes or tamperes with the locks of the electronic tracking device or opens the shipment before reaching its destination and the fine will be Dhs1,000 with a maximum of Dhs5,000.
According to the ICP, the sixth fine is imposed on anyone who changes the route of the truck, changes the truck driver, or changes the head of the truck without notifying the ICP, and its fine is Dhs500, with a maximum of Dhs2,000. The seventh fine, according to the ICP, is imposed on whoever loads or unloads the shipment before it reaches destination, and its fine is Dhs5,000, with a maximum of Dhs10,000.
Violations are imposed on transit trucks, trucks transporting hazardous materials, trucks transporting goods with high customs duties, and any other trucks specified by the authority, ICP indicated.
It also pointed out that it is possible to register in the system by submitting a registration application by the licence holder or his legal representative via the platform’s website (https://icp.massarsolutions.ae), attaching the required documents and papers, receiving approval via e-mail, and reviewing the approved tracking devices installation centres.
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