Dubai Customs to enhance the performance of foreign trade sector

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi has visited Dubai Customs to view their latest projects and initiatives in developing foreign trade.

He was received by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman and CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, along with executive directors and heads of the customs departments.

During the meeting, a detailed presentation was given on the development of foreign trade in Dubai, as well as the role of Dubai Customs in achieving trade prosperity by providing the best services and facilities to businesses. The presentation also covered Dubai Customs’ methods for combating dumping and protecting foreign trade from such risks.

Dr. Thani bin Ahamed Al-Zeyoudi
Dr. Thani bin Ahamed Al-Zeyoudi
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade

“The foreign trade sector is one of the main catalysts in diversifying and growing our national non-oil gross domestic product. Undoubtedly, Dubai Customs plays a pivotal role in this regard and in developing the customs sector. Our visit to Dubai Customs was very good and we saw the outstanding efforts done here to develop the sector and enhance the performance of the foreign trade sector. Customs and trade services are at the highest level, and this reflects positively on growing the foreign trade sector and helping with a quick recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. We closely coordinate with Dubai Customs to ensure the best synergy between federal and local entities to achieve the national vision and leadership, and enhance our standing and competitiveness, in line with the requirements of the UAE Centennial 2071.”

In the meeting, Mr. Sultan bin Sulayem has expressed gratitude for Dr. Al Zeyoudi’s visit. The Director of the Customs Tariff and Origin Department, Mr. Ahmad Alkhuroosi gave a presentation on the fees collected to combat dumping, as well as all compensatory and preventive measures taken to address the dumping issue.

Furthermore, Mr. Alkhuroosi made recommendations on how to address the challenges, such as updating the electronic systems used to calculate dumping fees.

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