Dubai Customs Notification Updates


Dubai Customs is consistently moving towards simplifying and streamlining their processes and procedures by enabling electronic processing and clearance of declarations. In its latest notification updates they have given the following guidelines about the Sea Export Manifest Submission and Resolving Import Manifest Discrepancies:
Custom Notice No. Concern Date of Enforcement Provision of law Non Compliance Compliance by
2/2018 Sea Export Manifest Submission 31st January 2019 Sea Export Manifest consist of Bill of lading (BOL) of all shipment (Including consolidated shipment) shall be submitted to customs – Electronically – Within 12 hours of departure from port Service Charge shall be applicable – AED 5 per BOL for change in BOL in Manifest – AED 10 for cancellation of Manifest – Freight Forwarder – Cargo Handler – Shipping Agent
3/2018 Resolving Import Manifest Discrepancies 1st January 2019 Any Cargo Discrepancy(s) notified electronically in case of unload (import) or transshipment must be justified by submitting the valid evidence electronically within 7 days. Manifest cancellation must be submitted for non-arrival of ship. Fines shall be imposed as per Chapter VII of GCC Common Custom Law. – Cargo Handling Agent – Shipping Agent – Ship Master – Freight Forwarder
  Recommendation According to us all the Cargo Agents, Freight Forwarder, and Shipping Agent will be most affected by these. They should ensure that they regulate their operations and comply by adhering to the new guidelines. In case of any queries please feel free to reach out to us. Last Updated: 8th January 2019 This article is contributed by: Amit Mehta Assistant Director