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ICP Issued a Notification to Sign Up in the National System to Track Trucks and Shipments

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


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The Federal Authority for Identity and Nationality, Customs and Ports Security has issued a notification urging truck owners registered in the country and owners of goods-transporting vehicles to complete their registration in the national system for tracking shipments and trucks. It is important to keep in mind that the authorised registration period concludes on 30, October. Fines are imposed starting from October 31.

According to the Director General of the Authority,  Major General Suhail Saeed Al Khaili, the national system for tracking trucks and shipments is one of the initiatives introduced by the customs department. Its primary objectives include bolstering UAE’s customs security measures. It streamlines trade operations and enhances road safety by closely monitoring the trucks and shipments from the initial point of entry into the country. This is achieved through electronic tracking devices affixed to vehicles and cargo at various ports. This further enables continuous surveillance until the goods reach their final destination within the country.

He further emphasized the Authority's willingness to assist owners of registered goods-transporting vehicles by providing a designated timeframe for them to rectify their status and complete the necessary registration process.

The Authority has devised a comprehensive idea to enhance customs control measures concerning the movement of trucks and shipments. Its primary objectives include ensuring the timely and secure arrival of goods while closely monitoring and addressing any potential violations or misconduct. This encompasses various categories of trucks, such as transit vehicles, those transporting hazardous materials, restricted items, and goods subject to high tariffs. The implementation of this system for tracking trucks and shipments is a critical component of this strategy.

However, it is important to note that this window of time must conclude by 30 October 2023. Failure to comply within the specified timeframe will result in the imposition of fines as per the relevant guidelines and judgments. The initial penalty will amount to AED 1,000 for the first month and an additional AED 100 for each subsequent month, up to a maximum of AED 5,000.

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