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Monday, 23 May 2022

ACI air freight trials begin

The government has begun trialing the Advance Customs Information (ACI) customs system on air freight shipments ahead of its official rollout later this year, Misr Technology Services’ (MTS) Khaled Nassef told us yesterday. The ACI is a pre-registration system that provides real-time information about incoming shipments and is a key part of the Finance Ministry’s Nafeza digital customs window which was launched in maritime ports in October. Authorities are calling on businesses that use air freight to import goods to register with the system before the system becomes mandatory in October.

What is MTS? Misr Technology Services is a trade and logistics platform provider and has been responsible for the rollout of the Nafeza customs window and the design of the ACI system.

>80% are on board: More than 31k maritime and air freight importers have so far joined the ACI system, Nassef said, adding that he estimates this represents more than 80% of all importers.

Want more on Nafeza and ACI? We explain everything here.

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