Dubai, (IINA) – Dubai Customs (DC) has made a leap of 4.57 percent in the transactions processed in the first half of 2015, reflecting the UAE’s stronger economy and growing business and investment appeal, WAM reported.
Around 4.5 million transactions were delivered from January 1 to June 30, compared to 4.2 million in the same period last year, according to the latest statistics from DC.
The customs transactions for DC customers comprises 19 main services provided through 23 inland, port and airport customs centres distributed all around the Emirate of Dubai.
Statistics released by Dubai Customs show that the total number of transactions for “Request for Customs Declaration Clearance” service reached 3.4 million transactions during the first half of 2015 compared to 3.2 million in the same period last year. The total number of “Request for Client Registration” service transactions represented 44,255 requests during the first half of the current compared to 45,546 requests during the same period of 2014.
There was a considerable increase in the total number of transactions for “Request for Guarantees/Deposits Claims and Refunds” service from 488,334 transactions during the first six months of 2014 to 628,455 during this year’s second half.
To achieve this ambition, Dubai Customs has set the standard and the basis for other government entities to follow suit when it announced the first 100% smart government department back in October 2013, delivering its entire array of services through smart phones and later smart watches.