Things that many of UAE companies doesn’t know about Ghuwaifat Border ?
Ghuwaifat Border / Sila Borders is the main gate way that links UAE to KSA .
Ghuwaifat Border is one of the busiest borders in GCC countries due to the big volume of land export and import activities .
Ghuwaifat Border operates 24 / 7 .
Important things to know:
1- As per UAE customs authorities each company registered in UAE should appoint an authorized clearance agent.
2-The Authorized clearance agent will act as the company representative in front of the customs authorities and will be responsible for clearing company shipments and to solve issues that related to shipping documents, overweight, duties etc.
3- In Ghuwaifat Border there are 21 clearance agents and they are charging clearance fees between 50 AED to 150 AED or more, depends on the agreement between the company and the clearance agent.
4- Other fees to be paid in Ghuwaifat Border: 270 AED cross borders fees and 10 AED printing and faxing fees.
Before assigning a clearance agent, there are important questions to be asked:
1-Is he sending daily reports about the shipments?
2-Is he sending borders last updates like policies, rules ..etc.
3-Clearance fees, it is negotiable and it could be 50 AED or 150AED.
4-Security deposit coverage, as some transit shipments needs 5% refundable security deposit to be paid to Abu Dhabi customs authorities and sometimes the amount can be in big .
Is he strong enough to pay such refundable deposit on behalf of the company?
And if yes, what will be the service fees that he will charges to do customs deposit service ?
Choosing the right clearance agent is very important to avoid detention fees which could affect the company profit.
Usually transport companies offering 24Hr borders free waiting time, and if the clearance agent is not fast enough to handle the shipments then the transporter has the right to charge detention fees and it can be between 300 AED to 500 AED per day.
Finally, we are in Global Logistics helping our clients to appoint the right clearance agent in all GCC countries .
For more details, feel free to contact:
Global Logistics DWC LLC
Dubai World Central
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