World Customs Organization Praises ZATCA for Implementing the ‘Clearing Withing 2 Hours Initiative’

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Riyadh March 16 2024:

The World Customs Organization praised the Kingdom’s efforts in the clearance within two hours initiative, which was implemented by the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) in all its land, sea and air customs ports as part of its efforts to make the Kingdom a global logistics platform.

The organization published a detailed report reviewing the stages of implementing the initiative, the digital transformation efforts and the ongoing coordination between the concerned parties that contributed to the success of the initiative. The report also stated that the processes of clearing imported shipments through ports in the Kingdom five years ago were a long process that could take importers up to 12 hours. One day and on average 8 days, which confirms the efforts of the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority in facilitating customs procedures and enhancing the flexibility of import and export operations to facilitate trade in the Kingdom through the Al-Fasah initiative within two hours.

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