Dubai Customs completes 5 million transactions in Q1 this year, according to latest figures.
Dubai , Dubai
18 April 2021, 12:00 AM
30 April 2021, 12:00 AM
Dubai Customs has completed 5m transactions in Q1 2021.
This is equivalent to double the number of transactions in the same period in pre-pandemic 2019, and 20 per cent more than Q1 2020, in which 4 million transactions were completed, according to a Dubai Customs statement on Saturday.
Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, "Figures of Q1 are very positive and they reflect not only a quick recovery from the pandemic, but also an outstanding growth. Economic performance is expected to grow four percent this year."
Payment requests came second at 238,400, followed by certificate and report requests at 141,800. Customs declarations grew 24 per cent in Q1, 2021 to 4.47 million (50,000 declarations a day on average) from 3.4 million in Q1, 2020. Booking inspection date service received 76,700 requests and business registration service received 59,600 requests.
"This noticeable growth in the number of customs transactions reflects the sustainability and resilience of Dubai and UAE's economy. It is a result of hard work and accumulated experiences of Dubai Customs in developing smart services. We are moving forward towards more automation and digitalisation of our services," said Al Khaja.