Hatta Border Port Crossing plays a vital role in enhancing Oman’s economy

Dubai: Hatta Customs Centre plays a major role in enhancing trade and passengers movement between Dubai and Sultanate of Oman and has become a focal point for land transport between the Sultanate and other GCC States due to the services and facilities it offers to traders, goods and trucks.

Hatta Border Post has become one of the most important border crossings linking UAE with Oman as a result of the increasing movement of products, goods and people through the border post giving it a growing role in enhancing trade and tourism movement between the two countries.

The significance of Hatta Border Port Crossing is increasing at the time Dubai’s trade with Oman has been witnessing a considerable growth during the past years, registering a 183% growth of AED10.5 billion during the first six months of 2012 compared with AED3.7 billion in the same period last year.

Home NEWS CENTRE NEWS Content Here ??????? ??? News Centre The Hatta Border Port Crossing plays a vital role in enhancing Oman’s economy 24/09/2012 Hatta Customs Centre plays a major role in enhancing trade and passengers movement between Dubai and Sultanate of Oman and has become a focal point for land transport between the Sultanate and other GCC States due to the services and facilities it offers to traders, goods and trucks.

Hatta Border Post has become one of the most important border crossings linking UAE with Oman as a result of the increasing movement of products, goods and people through the border post giving it a growing role in enhancing trade and tourism movement between the two countries.

The significance of Hatta Border Port Crossing is increasing at the time Dubai’s trade with Oman has been witnessing a considerable growth during the past years, registering a 183% growth of AED10.5 billion during the first six months of 2012 compared with AED3.7 billion in the same period last year.

The value of Dubai’s imports from Oman and its exports and re-exports to the Sultanate amounted to AED2.1 billion, AED3.3 billion and AED5.1 billion respectively during the first six months of 2012.

Dubai Customs is keen on strengthening its cooperation with various government agencies in the border crossing and securing all the necessary facilities to companies and individuals which will contribute to enhance the trade and tourism movement between UAE and Oman.

Moreover, Dubai Customs works on developing the competence of its employees and inspectors capabilities operating at Hatta Border Post through enrolling them in specialized training courses on body language, inspection of goods, containers and trucks, intellectual property rights, manner of dealing with passengers in addition to providing them with the latest scanning and inspection equipment.

All these factors have considerably contributed to accelerating and facilitating the cargo traffic through Hatta Border Port Crossing as well as encouraging traders to use the port for bringing in goods from the Sultanate to UAE and vice versa.

According to the statistics provided by Hatta Customs Center, the number of cleared customs declarations during the first six months of 2012 reached 150.000 as compared to 86.000 declarations in the same period last year, representing a growth of 74.5%. These figures include export, import, re-export, transit and temporary admission declarations.

The number of passengers and visitors arriving in the country through the border post reached 480.000 during the first half of 2012, while the number of passengers` vehicles and buses arriving in the country through the border crossing amounted to 203.000 and 1123 buses during the same period. The number of trucks reached more than 89.000 during the first six months of 2012 compared with the 74.000 trucks that entered the country during the same period last year.

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