General Authority of Customs launches Disaster Recovery Site
DOHA: The General Authority of Customs has launched a Disaster Recovery Site in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport and Communications and an IT company. The site will serve as a back-up for the continuity of service under the Al Nadeeb System in case of service disruptions due to natural or other disasters.
The General Authority of Customs is the first government body to execute this project with the help of the Ministry of Transport and Communication.
Al Nadeeb is the single window electronic clearance system of the Customs Authority. The Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) is an important achievement considering that the Authority has massive customer data in its system since the launch of Al Nadeeb. For example, it has about four million customs declarations and the number of customs clearance agents recorded in the system is more than 1.600.
The launch of Al Nadeeb system has succeeded in providing round-the-clock customs clearance services to clearance agents, public and private institutions and other customers from any location in the world, electronically, thus significantly reducing the time and efforts for carrying out customs transactions.
The launch of the Disaster Recovery Program comes as part of the General Authority of Customsí ongoing efforts to upgrade the system. This project will be a boon for customers too, as disaster recovery programme has become an essential component for any company or organization as losing data can cause a real disaster if there is no retrieval system.
The General Authority of Customs has achieved an important strategic goal in ensuring the continuity of Al Nadeeb services and in securing information and data in accordance with international standards.