ZATCA Implements 'Clearance within Two Hours' at All Saudi Ports
The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) announced the start of the implementation of the 'Clearance within Two Hours' initiative in all its land, sea and air customs ports.
This follows the Authority's continuous cooperation and coordination with various clearance organizations to reach this goal, which is an essential enabler for the Kingdom to become a global logistics hub.
The announcement came in conjunction with the ZATCA's celebration of the International Customs Day (ICD), in the presence of H.E. the Governor, Eng. Suhail bin Mohammed Abanmi, and representatives of the clearance organizations from the relevant authorities.
A major stage full of cooperation and collaboration, relentless efforts, and high coordination between all customs clearance authorities has been completed, the Governor noted, and now it is time to implement “Clearance within Two Hours" Initiative.
He further lauded the eagerness of the wise leaders to back the efforts made to realize the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 by transforming the Kingdom into a global logistics hub and supporting trade facilities.
H.E. stated that ZATCA's goal in implementing this Initiative is to realize positive outcomes that go beyond facilitating and increasing the flexibility of customs operations and raising performance and productivity indicators across all customs ports.
He further emphasized ZATCA's keenness to develop clearance procedures and launch initiatives and programs to increase the quality and performance of customs operations in collaboration with customs partners.
From 12 days in 2017 port clearances today have reached only two hours.