• GAC organizes a specialization course on rules of origin and their applications , from 4 to 6 February 2018. ....more

  • GAC starts a training course on green customs in partnership with the ministry of municipality and environment on 18/2/2018, for 2 days. ....more

  • GAC starts a course on customs exemptions and fees suspension systems , for 5 days, starting from 25/2/2018. ....more

  • GAC participates in a course on customs role in combating money laundry, for 2 days, starting from 25/2/2018. ....more

Customs in Brief

General Authority of Customs Overview:-
The General Authority of Customs is the government authority responsible for monitoring importation and exportation of goods in and out of the State in accordance with the governing legislation in this regard. The Authority is moral entity and has a budget related to the Ministry of Finance budget. The Authority is affiliated to the Ministry of Finance and consists of the following administrative units:

  1. Chairmanís Office
  2. Internal Audit Department .
  3. Planning and Quality Department
  4. Legal Affairs Department
  5. Public Relations and Communication Department
  6. Human Resources Department
  7. Financial and Administrative Affairs Department
  8. Information Technology Department
  9. Operations and Risk Analysis Department
  10. Customs Training Center
  11. Customs Affairs Department
  12. Hamad International Airport Customs  Department
  13. Air Cargo and Private Airports Customs  Department
  14. Sea Customs Department
  15. Land Customs Department
  16. Anti-Smuggling and Customs Security Department

In order to achieve its objectives, for which it was created, and to be able to exercise its customs competencies, the General Authority of Customs applies several legislations that are at the core of its competence. The most important of them is the Customs Law promulgated by Law No. (40) of 2002 and executive regulation thereof, the Unified Customs Tariff, decisions of Council of Ministers, and ministerial decisions issued to implement provisions of the mentioned laws. In addition to the above-mentioned legislation, General Authority of Customs deals with partners from public and private sectors specialized in the import and export of goods.