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Remarkable rise of 6.1% in Kuwait-Dubai trade ensures advancement in customs operations

Remarkable rise of 6.1% in Kuwait-Dubai trade ensures advancement in customs operations

KUWAIT CITY: “The Dubai-Kuwait imports in the first six months of the year 2014 amounted to Dh.2.3 billion whereas exports hit Dh.2.4 billion, and re-exports reached Dh.5.5 billion,” announced Ahmad Mahboob Musabih, Director Dubai Customs.

The announcement was made by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs on Tuesday at the sideline of a visit of a high-level delegation from the Kuwait Customs.

Expecting a significant rise, he said the Dubai-Kuwait trade grew by19 per cent in 2013 hitting Dh18.9 billion. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, received the delegation, and headed by Khalid Abdullah Al Saif, Director General of the General Administration of Kuwait Customs. Both sides expressed hope that such mutual cooperation would reflect positively on their customs operations and systems, while also bolstering the UAE and Dubai’s growing commercial ties with the State of Kuwait.

Bin Sulayem said Dubai Customs is very keen on enhancing coordination and sharing expertise with all relevant customs authorities in the member-states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. “We want to promote the GCC Customs Union for stronger and better trade in the region.”

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, said Dubai Customs, in collaboration with strategic partners in the ports, airports and free zone authorities, seeks to provide all the facilitations needed to boost inter-GCC trade and make utmost benefit from the leading position occupied by Dubai as a regional and international trading and business hub.

Dubai is eager to increase trade flow with the State of Kuwait, which experienced considerable upsurge in the recent years.”

Khalid Abdullah Al Saif, Director General of Kuwait Customs, hailed the incredible development Dubai Customs has put into its package of services and facilitations. “The great achievement attained by Dubai Customs in improving customs processes and operations is a source of pride for us in the GCC countries.”

We are committed to raising the bar of mutual cooperation between the General Administration of Kuwait Customs and Dubai Customs through sharing of expertise and information to enhance integration in the GCC customs work and trade environment. “The world-class experience of Dubai Customs sets a good model not only for the region but also worldwide.”