Abu Dhabi customs to have speedy import clearing system

June 25th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Abu Dhabi, June 25 (IANS) The Abu Dhabi customs department has signed here a Memorandum of Understanding with logistics company DHL Express for launching an Electronic Data Interface (EDI) system for faster clearance of imported goods, WAM news agency reported Wednesday. The new system - called the ‘Gold Card’ programme - allows DHL customers to lodge and complete customs declaration process prior to the arrival of their goods.

Using the new system, customers can now send their shipment information electronically and receive customs clearance confirmation within a few hours. This would allow the shipments to be cleared in the air before landing in Abu Dhabi.

Commenting on the partnership, Janet Jweihan, country manager DHL Express said: “The partnership will drastically speed up processes and help businesses perform better. DHL EDI Solutions will give our customers flexibility in the clearance process, and improve links between the marketplace, distribution networks, manufacturing processes and purchasing activities.”

“The new DHL EDI Solution will mean customers will exchange business information between computer systems using EDI messaging. This close integration will allow businesses to achieve greater speed, reliability, control, and cost savings,” he added.

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