“The General Administration of Customs – Abu Dhabi seeks to widen the channels of services provided to users by launching the inspection and clearance services on ATLP. The new services will aid in achieving higher levels of efficiency in facilitating the smooth movement of cargo in and out of Abu Dhabi, as well as improving how we interact with our partner government authorities, free zone operators, and traders. Interlinking with ATLP is delivering clients a complete, secure, and high-level customs service experience, all through an easy-to-use, reliable single-window interface.”
Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, Head of Digital Cluster at AD Ports Group and CEO of Maqta Gateway, said: “As the latest step in our continuing efforts to digitalise trade across the region, ATLP’s new inspection and clearance module marks a key juncture in the country’s ongoing efforts to modernise the movement of goods in and out of the country.
“In addition to providing the tools to streamline processes and enhance transparency across the entire value chain for all parties involved, ATLP is enabling users to better manage their business operations and achieve new levels of efficiency that will make them more competitive within their respective markets.
“The latest addition of our ATLP solution falls in line with the leadership’s vision to realise a fully integrated logistics ecosystem that will elevate Abu Dhabi’s ranking as a global trade hub powered by global best practices and innovation.”
The final part of the latest announcement includes the introduction of Free Zone and Bonded Warehouse processes, as part of ATLP.
The new module’s features include improved services across the cargo journey, reduced congestion at all border points, lessened security risks, cost-effective operational costs, as well as compliance with best global regulatory and industry practices.
Incorporating global best practices aimed at facilitating trade while simultaneously simplifying Free Zone processes without compromising border control effectiveness, ATLP’s newest enhancements will streamline clearance processes, inspections, movement of goods between transport hubs and between the various economic zones, while also supporting Abu Dhabi’s burgeoning e-commerce business with new qualitative and distinctive privileges.