Free Zones, Ports, Related Government Bodies, Organizations related to Import/Export.
GCC Unification Law. One of the main objective that GCC states seeks to achieve is unification of the customs laws & procedures in customs administration.
Initiated since 1992.
Until date had 17 meetings by the Director Generals of all the GCC Customs.
For the first time, the common GCC customs law was adopted in the 20th session of the Supreme Council held in Riyadh during 27- 29th Nov 1999.
Important Recommendations from the Ministers of Finance and Economy at the 55th GCC Common Customs law meeting, held at Muscat, 30-31 Dec 2001.
This law will come in force as of Jan 2002.
Implementation of Common Customs Tariff, collection and distribution of the common GCC Customs duties, will coincide along with setting up of common customs union.
“Refund of customs duties on the goods which are re-exported outside GCC” shall be implemented after issuance of the rules of implementation thereof.
There is a Provision of entitling the GCC nationals the right to practice the profession of customs clearance. The Organization. Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation:
Jebel Ali Free Zone
Dubai Airport Free Zone
Dubai Airport Customs
Jebel Ali Port
Aweer (Dry) Port
World Central Airport
Dubai Logistics City
Related Government Bodies:
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Fisheries
Ministry of Defense
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Economics & Commerce
EHSD (Environment, Health and Safety Dept)
Free Zones. Free Zone are part of the country’s territories but considered to be outside the customs control other than normal customs procedures. This is applicable to:
Jebel Ali free zone
Airport free zone
Unfenced Free zone including TECOM