More training and courses for officers of Mesaieed Customs Section
23 Jan 2023News
The Mesaieed Customs deals with particular goods from factories like iron and steel, fuel, Qatar Energy products, aluminium, and commercial goods, such as gabbro gravel and cement. More training and courses for officers has been highlighted by the Head of Mesaieed Customs Section Ahmad Mubarak Al Khater due to its specialisation.
Al Khater noted that exported goods such as polyethene, melamine, aluminium ore and petroleum materials, and imported goods like gravel, cement, petroleum materials, oils, military containers and iron ore are mainly processed at the port. “Security and safety courses in dealing with radioactive materials, petroleum materials in the factory, and dangerous materials. Also, increasing courses for customs work for employees,” Al Khater said. He said the Mesaieed Customs officials take measures not to “disembark or board ships except with the approval of Port officials, Industrial Security and QatarEnergy for imported or exported goods.” According to him, each party has its procedures for monitoring the movement of incoming and outgoing ships.
Al Khater noted that the nature of the goods that are dealt with at the Port does not necessarily lead to seizures like “what we see at Hamad International Airport, Air Freight or Hamad Port” because the materials and shipments are chemicals or raw materials that are imported and exported through specialised companies. “However, we are doing our part in inspecting and checking these goods and the official papers related to them,” he added.
On the other hand, the GAC 253,643 total released data in December 2022. According to statistics in its newsletter, 225,354 of the data were completed by the Air Cargo and Private Airports administration, while the Maritime Customs processed 21,418. Land Customs released 6,685 processed data in the same period. Around 96% of the total processed data were completed within an hour. The United States was the top importing country in December, and India ranked as the top exporting country. Customs officials made 191 seizures in December, with a bust of 7,000 Lyrica pills its largest.