On 22 October 2018, Dubai Customs published three Customs Notices (“CN”) covering the Submission of Sea Export Manifests (CN 2/2018), Resolving of Import Manifest Discrepancies (CN 3/2018) and the Submission of Air Cargo Manifests (CN 4/2018).
The Notices revise Dubai Customs procedures for the submission of Sea Export and Air Cargo documentation, and lay down the procedures upon receiving a Sea Cargo Discrepancy Notification. The procedures provide welcome clarity on time frames, submission requirements, and service fees, and are to be completed electronically.
CN 3/2018 comes into effect on 1 January 2018, CN 2/2018 on 31 January 2019, and CN 4/2018 on 1 May 2019. The relevant penalty regime within the Common Customs Law and the associated Rules of Implementation may be applied on Notice violations from the date of effect. All involved parties, such as agents, freight forwarders, brokers and carrier personnel should take note of the new procedures and be compliant on the above mentioned dates.
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