New customs procedure for loading ships

04 Oct 2023 / Bahrain

As per the new procedure implemented for loading ships, Customs Declaration (Bayan) must be completed in order to get approval for ship’s departure.

The Customs Bayan process can be started only after getting the Quantity Certificate from the terminal based on the quantity calculation.

As a result, vessel departures may take longer after the completion of loading as customs internal approvals are required after entering exact loading quantity and other information in Customs Portal (under the previous procedure, it was not necessary to create Customs Bayan before the ships departure). This depends on Customs Portal availability, the number of documents, approval from Customs officials, etc.

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