New Amman Customs Center in Al Madouneh starts operations

Amman, June 24 (Petra) — The new Amman Customs Center in Al Madouneh area, southeast of Amman, which was inaugurated by His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday, will help facilitate procedures and reduce the duration of goods clearance, leading to a cost reduction in imports and exports, said Jordan Customs Department Director Maj. Gen. Jalal Al Qudah.

During a tour for media professionals and journalists organized by the Customs Department on Monday, Al Qudah stressed the strategic importance of the center in enhancing commercial and investment activity and improving the quality of services in line with international standards, which leads to improving Jordan’s performance on relevant global indicators, noting that the new center was established in partnership with the private sector in a promising development area.

He explained that all procedures of the center are fully automated from the moment containers enter the main gate to the moment they exit and are equipped to provide quality, efficient, and fast services through the optimal application of the national single window to facilitate and accelerate procedures for the recipients of the service.

He pointed out that the old Amman Customs building has stopped receiving any new clearance requests and work is now underway to clear all the goods that entered the old building before today and until the completion of all the goods there according to the legal frameworks in force in the department.

Al Qudah added that the Customs Department is currently studying offers submitted by private sector companies for the “center operator,” through which all logistic services in the center will be provided under the umbrella of one company.

Al Qudah explained that a solar power station with a capacity of 3,000 kilowatts can accommodate about 900 trucks, which can be expanded to accommodate an additional 256 trucks.

The center is equipped with advanced infrastructure services that support the processes of accelerating the completion of customs transactions in the shortest time and effort through the automation of all customs services in the center within the National Window project, which aims to facilitate procedures, which reflects positively on attracting investments, said Amman Customs Centre Director Brig. Gen. Reema Al Nimer

//Petra// AF
24/06/2024 22:48:42