Dubai Customs today reported that it had processed 2.241 million transactions during the first quarter of 2016, compared to 2.217 million over the same period of 2015. These figures show a year-over-year growth despite the slowdown in economic activities worldwide.
The Customs transactions comprise 19 main services provided through 23 inland, sea and air port customs centers distributed all around the Emirate of Dubai. These transactions have been delivered through 6 channels, including Dubai Trade, B2G, Dubai Customs portal, and mobile and smart phone applications.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, the Chairman and CEO of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, said that the growth in customs transactions processed in Q1 of 2016 shows the UAE economy started the year on a strong footing.
Bin Sulayem added that Dubai Customs was able to see such growth in the number of processed transactions thanks to a comprehensive work strategy that is implemented to harness all available resources to deliver top-notch services and create initiatives that facilitate legitimate trade and make customers happy.
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, forecast an even more noticeable and continuous increase in the number of processed transactions for the rest of the year, due to Dubai Customs’ improved ability to process transaction faster than ever.
“Dubai Customs has assumed an active role in customs business development regionally and internationally. We are committed to assessing our performance in all areas, so as to be able to upgrade the services we offer to clients and ensure they enjoy an added value that helps them boost their revenues,” added Musabih.