Saudis Mawani and ZATCA sign agreement to regulate joint activities


The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) and the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) have signed a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to regulate joint activities as well as to create and run level operations services and automation mechanisms at the Islamic Port of Jeddah.

The objective of the agreement is to optimize efficiency, increase productivity and improve the customer experience at the port. According to Saudi Press Agencythe agreement was co-signed in the presence of engineer Suhail bin Mohammed Abanmi, governor of ZATCA and Omar Bin Talal Hariri, chairman of Mawani.

The agreement is a key chapter in the collaboration between Mawani and ZATCA to define operational procedures and services that follow world-class operational standards, governing the activities of each entity in accordance with the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS) . This will further strengthen public-private partnerships and position the kingdom as a global logistics hub.

The agreement, which will soon be rolled out to other ports, will help support the Fasah platform in addition to streamlining operational efficiency and enhancing the competitiveness of Saudi ports.

The partnership also aims to regulate joint activities in ports, integrate roles and responsibilities, define service level requirements for both parties. This will specifically address operational challenges between Mawani, ZATCA and relevant stakeholders in future port operations.

The latest agreement is part of Mawani’s efforts to improve the business environment at Saudi ports and achieve its strategic objectives of trade facilitation and customer satisfaction, while promoting economic diversification and creating a climate of attractive investment.

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