BEIJING: The Dubai Customs delegation, headed by Ahmed Butti Ahmed, the Executive Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and the Director General of Dubai Customs, concluded its official business visit to the People’s Republic of China.
During the visit, the delegation inked an agreement with senior officials from the China Customs to develop an electronic connection between Dubai Customs and the China Customs.
Representatives from both sides discussed a number of vital issues through the coordination of their respective customs procedures; including future joint cooperation, exchange of expertise, training of customs inspectors, trade relations between Dubai and China, and the possibility of benefiting from customs systems in both countries.
The Dubai Customs delegation visited Beijing and Shanghai , and met with H.E. Lu Peijun, Vice Minister of the General Administration of China Customs, Deputy Customs Commissioner-General, along with other customs officials.
The delegation surveyed numerous aspects of the Chinese experience in customs; the most important of which are the use of information technology applications and the regulations in categorised customs clearance, as well as the role of customs intelligence in the inspection of shipments.
Members of the Dubai Customs delegation visited the E-Port, and the Scanning and Detection Center of the Industrial Sector in Beijing. The delegation also paid a visit to Shanghai International Port, where they learned about applied procedures and techniques.
In an exclusive interview with the Chinese News Agency (Xinhua), Butti declared that bilateral relations with China are of exceptional importance, due to China’s economic boom. He added that the objective of the visit to China was to enhance joint cooperation; in recognition of the fact that customs bodies play prominent roles in all countries, as they are main access point for any type of goods or products.