By Gavin Gibbon
Hatta centre processing over 150 trucks a day
Inspectors at Dubai Customs’ centre in Hatta are processing around 150 trucks a day as the authority supports the global supply chain during the current coronavirus outbreak.
The Hatta Border Crossing is a strategic entry point that links the UAE to Oman and onwards to the rest of the Gulf states.
“We are proud that we continue our good work as usual against all odds and in face of the Covid-19 challenge,” said Hamad Kajour, senior manager of Dubai Customs Centre.
“Dubai Customs in general and its frontline inspectors in particular work day and night to ensure continuity in trade in support of Dubai’s non-oil external trade, and to facilitate imports, especially of foodstuff that come through the crossing.”
Dubai Customs has taken a number of precautionary steps that involved all stages of inspection to ensure the safety of inspectors.
This includes full sterilisation of all trucks and the customs building, and medical check-ups for the truck drivers.