RMP Guiding Principles
These principles below are intended to help establish the boundaries for how Dubai Customs will work within the RMP.
For Governance and deciding boundaries.
Setting the strategic & Long term direction.
Guidance for Resolving Key issues requiring Management Decisions.
Resolutions to Generic Process Theme Areas.
Helpful in breaking ties and conflicts.
The principles that have been accepted are: (These are not listed in any priority)
Dubai Customs will introduce totally paperless trading including collection and release recognizing traditional trade, and that provision needs to be made for private importers.
The RMP Program will be developed using a “Dubai Incorporated Approach”.
Customs is a validating authority for the declared information and not the information provider.
Process common across all transport modes and locations will be standardized.
- Co-operation network for information exchange between cargo Custodians and Dubai Customs should be at least to the level for recognizing and accounting for cargo entering and leaving Dubai.
Declaration Process should be developed recognizing the potential to implement in the UAE and the GCC.
On receipt of a declaration by importer, goods clearance can be given release before actual arrival of the goods.
Any documents produced as part of declaration should be retained.
Processes should be future proof as much as possible.
Customs will base their operating premise on the management of information supported by appropriate risk management techniques.
The person making the declaration needs to be clearly recognizable and approved by Dubai Customs.
Cargo Handlers to be responsible for custody of and accounting for cargo.
There should be improvement to level of transparency to stakeholders.
Processes will be designed to support international initiatives to develop and protect the security of the supply chain.
International standards and guidelines will be recognized and followed except where they contradict the needs of Dubai, the UAE and the GCC.
The guidelines established by the Kyoto Convention are to be taken as minimum standards