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Al-Shahat Ghatoury, head of the Customs Authority, as of next May


New Head of the Customs Authority:


The priority is to complete the national project to modernize and automate the customs administration system


Connecting all land, sea and air ports electronically to the "Single Window" platform.


Simplifying procedures, reducing customs clearance times, and reducing the cost of goods and services

 

Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, issued a decision to delegate Al-Shahat Ghattoury, Head of the Central Administration of the Office of the Head of the Customs Authority, to occupy the position of Head of the Customs Authority, as of next May, for a period of one year. Present.

 

A statement by the Ministry of Finance stated that Al-Shahat Ghattary is considered one of the competencies who have extensive specialized experience and possess the elements of conscious and rational management, with a job record that qualifies him to lead the Customs Authority, in a manner that contributes to the completion of the development process of the customs system, at an accelerated pace consistent with what is being accomplished of historical projects In record time.

 

The new customs authority chief emphasized that the priority is to complete the national project to modernize and automate the customs administration system, which is based on linking all land, sea and air ports with an electronic platform through the customs 'single window' system. In a way that would contribute to simplifying procedures, reducing customs clearance times, and reducing the cost of goods and services in the local markets, in a way that would help improve Egypt's ranking in three important international indicators: “global competitiveness, doing business, and the macroeconomic environment.”

 

He added that there are clear directives from Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, to facilitate the procedures, in a manner that ensures a qualitative shift in the customs administration system, which will be reflected in the reduction of customs clearance times, so that ports are only gates for transit. In line with the efforts to stimulate the investment climate, maximize productive capacities, expand the export base, and facilitate the movement of internal and external trade.

 

He indicated that the experimental implementation of the pre-registration system for incoming shipments at sea ports will start from the beginning of this April, provided that the mandatory application will be the first of next July, explaining that with the integrated application of this new system, customs outlets will deposit what is known in the media as "kahoul", that person is anonymous The one who is the culprit in cases of goods of unknown source, violating and criminal shipments, and then the ports also get rid of the discarded and stagnant goods, as importers and customs clearers are obligated according to the new system to exchange data and documents of shipments electronically and obtain prior approval before shipment, with the system granting approval within 48 hours. An hour from the time of submitting the request, so that the Egyptian borders are protected from any dangerous materials, and procedures for pre-release of shipments are started.

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