New Simpler Customs Clearance System Progress at the Airport [Archives:1997/52/Front Page]

December 29 1997

It now only takes 4 signatures to clear your goods at Sanaa airport, and soon at Aden airport. Starting from December 23rd, a new system is in force. “This is part of the reform program. A new system is applied at all Yemen’s entry points,” Prime Minister Faraj Bin Ghanim said. Mohamed Al-Haboob, Chairman of Customs Authority, said that the new system will succeed only if salaries of personnel are adjusted upwards. Still, Hafez Me’yad, General Manager of Sanaa International Airport’s Customs Office, said he was happy with the new system. But there are happier folks – the business people who import through the airport. More on Bus. & Eco. page