Dubai Customs: 30 day maximum deadline for delivery of goods data

The "Dubai Customs" department approved 30 days as a maximum deadline for the delivery of all types of customs data and , documents required for the goods to the department from the customs statement completion date.

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30 day maximum deadline for reporting goods data

The Department explained that this step comes in line with its efforts to facilitate and simplify customs procedures through the provision of smart services, especially with regard to the electronic completion of all types of customs data, in order to reduce the cost to customers and give them enough time to deliver customs data and required documents.

Late fee statement

A fee of 5 AED and up to 300 AED for each day of delay after the specific period of 30 days will be calculated from the customs statement completion date; the fee of 5 AED will be excluded for those customs data completed between March 29, 2020, and September 26, 2022, which have not been delivered, so it must be handed over with the required documents not later than 90 days from the date of this decision.

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Customs data and required documents

The Department has excluded the delivery of customs data and required documents after the completion of customs data in accordance with the following conditions:

  1. Transit status, including distance.
  2. Customs data is completed electronically through companies with an approved electronic document archiving system.
  3. The status of direct import and export by duty-free entities in accordance with the Uniform Customs Law (international diplomatic and consular authorities, armed forces, internal security forces, and charities)
  4. The status of imports and exports on personal behalf.

As the department stated , "All dealers and those excluded from delivering customs statements and documents required under the provisions of Article 3 of this Decision shall keep them for 5 years from the completion date of the customs statement". Customs may request the invoice and/or certificate of origin, as well as other papers pertaining to customs operations, at any stage of customs clearance or during the statutory time of document retention.

In accordance with ,the penalties mentioned in the Unified Customs Law, its implementing regulations, and the decisions issued concerning irregularities in these decision provisions shall be applied. The department pointed out in concluding its decision that the decision shall be enforced as of April 24, 2023.

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