Customs law is one of the legislations that will have a major role in taking into account the developments in society, the observations of the commercial community, and the rulings of established courts in this regard, taking into account what the customs regulations have concluded in other countries, and the organization of customs exemptions by compiling all the different customs systems for a law to be issued. One, and comprehensive, keeping pace with the requirements of development, and linking the separate customs provisions and regulations, and making them more proportionate and easier to implement.
The following are the most prominent objectives targeted by the new law:
1- Contributing to achieving the strategic directions of Egypt 2030 vision.
2- Improving Egypts position on international measurement indicators in the areas of facilitating international trade, encouraging investment and doing business.
3- Encouraging national economic projects and facilitating international trade.
4- Increasing the governance of customs control procedures and maintaining national security.
5- The introduction of post review systems, risk management, pre-clearance system, and the introduction of the single window system, customs dealing with goods contracted by the modern electronic trade system.
6- Developing customs control in a way that preserves national security by developing a system of advance information for imported goods into the country by extending control to start from the foreign port and forecasting risks before goods arrive in the country.
7 - Work to support the efficiency of tightening customs control so as to enable the state to recover the dues of the public treasury by tracking goods using modern electronic systems, maximizing the use of x-ray examination, eliminating illegal practices, and maximizing the role of post-audit and control after release.
8- Deciding on the role of customs in conducting this audit in relation to free zones and economic zones of a special nature in coordination with the relevant authorities.
9- Paying attention to the multiplicity of tax refund systems to ensure the facilitation of recovering dues of exporting companies immediately after export operations.
10- Moving from a paper-based environment to a digital environment, and consolidating the legal basis for working with the single window system to combat corruption, which aims to reduce the burden on the states general budget, simplify procedures, facilitate implementation work, achieve decentralization, as well as establish principles of transparency, broaden and support the base of competition.