Abu Dhabi implements new unified electronic customs system

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A new unified electronic customs system is now in place in Abu Dhabi.

The Federal Customs Authority (FCA) in Abu Dhabi has implemented a new unified electronic system designed to strengthen customs control methods across the Emirates and streamline processes for businesses.

According to the Emirates News Agency, the FCA signed an agreement with the General Customs Authority and a memorandum of understanding with Dubai Customs with the aim of implementing common systems across UAE borders.

The deal stipulates the implementation of the Mersal system and its updates in Abu Dhabi under the supervision of the FCA, as well as it being rolled out in the Dubai customs authority.

Customs commissioner and FCA chairman Ali Saeed Matar Al Neyadi said implementing a common electronic system throughout the UAE should unify customs and enhance border protection systems.

The agreement came about with support from Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs.

It is hoped the new system will also contribute towards achieving the Emirates 2021 strategy objectives of anchoring safe society rules and policies and building a knowledge-based competitive economy.

Businesses trading there should also benefit from paperless customs as a result of many procedures being carried out electronically.

Mr Al Neyadi added that an integrated systems environment is likely to bolster data integrity across the Emirates.

Last year, Abu Dhabi Customs unveiled a new customs platform system called MAMAR that was also aimed at facilitating trade there across all sea ports, land and air.