Abu Dhabi Customs Reports 37% Growth in Digital Transactions in H1 2023
The General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs has recorded a growth of 37% in digital customs transactions through border crossings in Abu Dhabi during the first half of 2023, compared to the same period in 2022.
It has thus achieved a growth rate of 35.8% in clearance of goods transactions, and 20% growth in customs clearance request in free zones areas.
Abu Dhabi Customs has also recorded a growth of 6% in completed customs declaration transactions during the first 6 months of 2023, while pre-arrival clearance transactions accounted for 38% of total customs clearance transactions at all customs centres across the emirate.
Pre-arrival customs clearance, which accounted for 57% of exit declarations and 22% of entry declarations during the first half of the current year, represented a qualitative addition, especially with the launch of digital clearance feature for non-residents and unregistered companies from outside the UAE.
The General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs emphasised that the growth rates during the first half of 2023 reflect the overall economic growth of the country, especially Abu Dhabi, across all sectors.
This is a result of the policies, decisions and strategic initiatives adopted by the UAE under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
These efforts aim to solidify the UAE's position in the global economic system in line with achieving the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071 and We the UAE 2031 vision, which seeks to enhance the country's status as a global hub and an attractive and influential economic centre.
During its strategic transformation journey, Abu Dhabi Customs has succeeded in developing its work system and transforming all its services into 100% digital processes, contributing to enhancing Abu Dhabi's position as a leading hub for investment.