Dubai Customs signs B2G agreement with TNT
Agreement is designed to speed up clearance document processing
Dubai Customs has signed a memorandum of understanding with TNT Express to use a Business to Government (B2G) channel to process customs declarations.
TNT, a global logistics and transportation solutions provider, will be able to process the declarations and complete transactions through the B2G channel, once it has linked its internal IT systems with Custom's Mirsal 2 system.
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, executive director of the Dubai Customs Client Management Division signed the MOU alongside Iyad Moussa, TNT operations director UAE.
Musabih said that the implementation of the B2G system will cut processing times and costs as well as preserve confidentiality.
"We are delighted to sign this MOU with Dubai Customs which will translate into faster clearance procedures for our clients and a more secure, confidential process via E-signature and digital certificates. During the trial period, the number of cargo shipments cleared has doubled, and we're certain that this channel will continue to provide value for our customers," said Moussa.
According to the Dubai Customs executive director, B2G is considered an application within the Mirsal 2 system, which was developed and launched by Customs last March.
The system is designed to aid companies which have a large number of customs transactions to complete the procedure faster.
"Launching the B2G initiative comes as part of the Department's continuous development of the e-services provided to the clients and in line with the corporate directives towards completing customs declarations electronically," said Musabih.