Dubai South, property developer and free zone, has completed a blockchain integration with Dubai Customs, making it the first free zone in Dubai to achieve this milestone.

As part of Dubai’s ecommerce strategy, Dubai South will utilize blockchain integration to enhance its ecommerce operations reducing timeand costs by autor generating declarations and streamlining the tracking and processing of orders.

The automated processes further bolster efficiency, while the new gate pass stamping method for entry and exit enhances information accessibility.

RHS Logistics, a UAE-based local entity with robust commercial and business expertise offering a full range of logistics and supply-chain solutions, and FirstCry, UAE’s leading online store for children’s products, became the first companies in the Logistics District to onboard and initiate blockchain in their processes. Subsequently, other companies in the Dubai South free zone are in the process of adapting blockchain technology. 

In his comments, Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District – Dubai South, said: “Our objective at the Dubai South Logistics District is to align with governmental initiatives. Our specialised e-commerce zone, EZDubai, was inaugurated to augment the Dubai e-commerce strategy and draw regional and international e-commerce entities.

He added, “The successful completion of our blockchain integration with Dubai Customs stands is a testament to our commitment to offering our clientele efficient solutions. This promotes supply chain transparency, authentication, and anti-counterfeiting of goods; ensures data security and privacy; and paves the way for reduced fees for goods transiting through the free zones. We express our gratitude to Dubai Customs for their pivotal role in realising this project, and we eagerly anticipate onboarding more companies across our free zone.”

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