The General Administration of Customs, Abu Dhabi is a governmental entity that aims to implement the customs policy prescribed by authorities. The supervision of goods export, import and re-export as well as the collection of customs duties assessed on goods in accordance with the laws and regulations of the authorities.

Abu Dhabi Customs uses the latest detection and computer systems for the development of work and to facilitate customs inspections while completing transactions quickly and accurately. Non-Intrusive Inspection technology is becoming a cornerstone of Abu Dhabi Customs layered enforcement strategy. Technologies used at our air, sea, and land border posts include large-scale X-ray -imaging systems as well as portable and hand-held technologies, to include radiation detection equipment.

The General Administration of Customs has achieved a milestone by the establishment of the Abu Dhabi Customs Institute. Abu Dhabi Customs and The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a MoU that aims at providing technical assistance and consultancy in establishing and developing Abu Dhabi Customs Academy in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Customs conducts several training courses ranking from local courses within Abu Dhabi Customs Institute to outside courses whether within UAE and abroad. In addition to that, the department sends staff to participate in international sessions conducted by the World Customs Organization (WCO) in order to create a good understanding of Customs concepts and modern techniques.

The Abu Dhabi General Administration of Customs continues to walk steadily towards achieving its vision to be a World-Class Customs Authority that drives security, trade facilitation and service excellence. It also seeks to strengthen cooperation with customs administrations in various parts of the world through the incorporation of modern technology to keep pace with modern innovations and developments. Its achievements were a harvest added to its prestige status among its peers.


We work with our partners to ensure the society’s security, safety and economic prosperity through facilitating legitimate trade across the Emirate’s borders in line with the applicable regulations and policies.


World-Class Customs Authority that drives security, trade facilitation and service excellence.

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