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Royal Oman Police (ROP) celebrates the International Customs Day

Royal Oman Police (ROP) celebrates the International Customs Day

Under the slogan (SMART BOARDERS FOR SMOOTH TRADE, TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT)


The International Customs Day was celebrated by Royal Oman Police (ROP), which held this year under the slogan "smart borders for smooth trade, travel and transport." The ceremony was held at the headquarters of the Directorate General of Customs in Muscat under the patronage of Major General Hamad bin Suleiman al-Hatmi, operations assistant Inspector General of Police and Customs and a number of Excellences, representatives of government agencies and the private sector related to customs work.

The ceremony began with a speech by Colonel Khalifa bin Ali al-Syabi, Director General of Customs, explaining that the Royal Oman Police represented in the Director General of Customs continues the process of development and modernization in various aspects of customs work, referring to a number of steps taken by the GDC To simplify customs procedures and facilitate the movement of trade, including the implementation of the decision of the Council of Ministers to establish a single station for inspection in conjunction with the system of " Bayan" and the development of a comprehensive system to measure the actual performance of customs in the areas of ​​trade facilitation, control of ports and develop of a comprehensive cooperation methodology with all relevant authorities to work to simplify customs procedures and provide better services.

The DG of Customs also referred to a number of initiatives launched by the Directorate General of Customs, most notably the initiative of the approved economic operator (AEO) and the investment, outstanding customs duties warehouses and free customs broker project, to enhance partnership with private sector institutions, facilitate the flow of goods. encouraging investment to achieve the best levels of providing services and facilities for the commercial community.

A video clip on the WCO Secretary-General's speech on the occasion of International Customs Day was presented about the organization's slogan for this year: "Smart limits for smooth trade, travel and transport." He pointed to the need to use modern technologies with increasing traffic of goods and passengers and that customs performance is measurable, ensuring the safety and security of the international supply chain. At the end of his speech, the Secretary General called on all customs departments to observe the International Customs Day to review the achievements made and plan for the future with great diligence.

Customs Documentary Film

This was followed by the screening of "Customs Memory" film, a documentary about the development of customs work in the Sultanate since the seventies through a series of interviews with retired customs officers who document the development stages of Omani customs in terms of the abilities and techniques used and the development of customs procedures and legislation, all that in accordance with the changes of the movement of international trade, competition in attracting investments and strengthening the fields of industry and logistics.

Oman customs magazine

Then, the first issue the electronic magazine of (Oman Customs), a magazine dealing with customs work in the Sultanate as well as other related aspects such as trade, economy and security aspects, was launched as the first shield of the country from the risks and threats of various forms. Showing customs as an important economic resource for national income. The first issue of the magazine includes  news and events of the DG of Customs and highlights aspects of development such as the computerization           (automation) of customs procedures and customs processes of the new system (Bayan), an integrated electronic system that provides services and facilities for citizens, the commercial community and general issues related to customs work such as smuggling, customs clearance, automatic transfer of customs duties and a number of reports in the unified customs tariff for GCC countries and customs laws.

A moment of honor

At the end of the occasion, Major General Assistant Inspector General of Police and Customs for Operations honored the distinguished officers at the Directorate General of Customs and a number of customs supporters from various government agencies and the private sector with certificates of good conduct from the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the port of Sohar as the best customs port for 2018.The Department of Investigation and Risk Assessment honored in the performance of the glorious customs,  the Police Task Force as the best military authority and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs as the best two sectors of the public sector associated with the system of " Bayan"  and grant the certificate of  approved economic operator (AEO) for both the Arab for logistics solutions and the Khalili companies.

 The DG of Customs presented a commemorative gift to the Assistant General Inspector of Police and Customs for the operations to sponsor the observance of International Customs Day.

Customs Exhibition

On the sidelines of the ceremony, Major General Assistant Inspector General of Police and Customs of the operations, accompanied by the attendees, toured the customs exhibition, which tells the history of the Omani Customs. The exhibition embodies the role played by the DG of Customs since its beginning and the deeds and achievements it has achieved. In addition to the role of the DG of Customs in supporting the economy and combating smuggling and commercial fraud.

Customs initiatives

His Excellency also toured the exhibition of customs initiatives, which reflects a number of initiatives launched by the DG of Customs in 2018, aims to simplify customs procedures and facilitate the movement of trade exchange, on top of making the Sultanate a safe and attractive destination for investment. Free customs and investment warehouses with suspended customs tax/duty and the implementation of the Terrain International Transport convention (TIR).

The Major General and the attendees also visited the customs center call, which is responsible for responding to the calls of users of the system, and is interested in responding to inquiries regarding procedures. The major general and the attendees are briefed on the role of the operations center at the Directorate General of Customs. It is a center specialized in monitoring all imported and exported cargo routes.