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Oman ready to set up Business Council in Dubai

DUBAI: The bilateral trade between Dubai and Oman has been reached Dh16 billion in the first nine months of this year and both have aimed to boost trade through Hatta border and also looking to set up an Omani Business Council in the emirate, official told Customs Today here the other day. “The value of the trade between Dubai and ... Read More »

Dubai Customs commemorate strategic partners at Dubai Airport

DUBAI: A ceremony was organized by the Passenger Operations Department in which Dubai Customs and Airport both commemorated as strategic allies. The ceremony’s guest was H.E Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. H.E. Ahmed Mahboob welcomed attendees and stressed that meeting with DC’s partners ... Read More »

Dubai Customs becomes world’s first entity to get Ideas UK Award

DUBAI: The Dubai Customs has become the world’s first entity to secure Ideas UK Award. The award has been given to appreciate Dubai Customs commitment towards a cultured and innovative environment and to keep up the creativity and unity between staff. Dubai Customs now comes at the world’s top innovative and creative realms. Dubai Customs also secured the platinum level ... Read More »

Technology helps Dubai customs save Dh167 million

DUBAI: Dubai Customs said it saved Dh167 million through implementation of various information technology initiatives. Technical achievements also included 100 per cent automation of external services and 97 per cent of internal services, government body. It also generated revenue of Dh75 million in the past three years as a direct result of deploying post-clearance audit system, and the time needed ... Read More »

Dubai Customs receives grand prize from UK Association

DUBAI: The UK association gives the award to Dubai Customs on expression of Dubai Customs commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and creativity among staff. Dubai Customs has been crowned at the top of the world’s innovation and creativity realms upon winning the grand prize from Ideas UK Association for the year 2014; hence becoming the first government entity ... Read More »

Dubai Customs calls for smart initiatives to protect IPR  

DUBAI: Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih has called for introducing innovative smart initiatives to step up protection of intellectual property rights through advanced anti-counterfeit IT solutions, which support the UAE’s steadfast advancement into fully smart government services across all public entities and copes with Dubai’s ongoing transformation into the world’s smartest city. Addressing the 4th Conference on the ... Read More »

UK Home Secy awards Dubai Customs Golden Peacock Award

DUBAI: For the second year in a row, Dubai Customs has claimed the prestigious Golden Peacock Global Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for the year 2014 in government organization category. CSR awards ceremony for government and private entities was part of the 14th Annual International Conference on Corporate Governance & Sustainability at London. The Conference was attended by several dignitaries ... Read More »

Musabih urges managers to motivate staff

DUBAI: Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih met with the employees nominated for the upcoming editions of the Dubai Government Excellence Program, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Initiative for Government Innovation (Ibdaa), and Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Smart Government. The meeting took place over a breakfast gathering, under the theme “Continuing our strive towards excellence and innovation”. H.E. ... Read More »

Dubai Customs calls for global coordination of measures

DUBAI: Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, has called for stronger international cooperation to enhance trade facilitation by better aligning customs procedures globally, reinforcing the vibrant role played by customs administrations worldwide in boosting trade growth. “The Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Summit is a very essential event that would surely contribute into realizing these goals and giving global ... Read More »

Dubai Customs: First graduating class of Gems, Diamonds Diploma celebrated

DUBAI: The Dubai Customs has celebrated the first graduating class of its employees in the Gems and Diamonds Diploma, which was initiated in collaboration with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) – a pioneer in this field. The institute was the first to introduce the 4C’s grading chart (colour, cut, clarity and carat-weight) and the GIA 7 Pearl Value Factors (size, shape, ... Read More »

Dubai Customs conducts 951 seizures worth AED 65 billion in 3 years

DUBAI: Customs has presented its leading experience in intellectual property rights protection to the participants in the 8th International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference, co-hosted by INTERPOL and Vietnam National Police in Hanoi, Vietnam.Some 500 delegates representingsenior law enforcement officials, security and industry experts from around the world  attended the three-day conference under the theme of “Global Partnerships To Turn ... Read More »

Dubai Customs hosts health activities to mark World Food Day

DUBAI: To celebrate the World Food Day, Dubai Customs, in collaboration with Health Factory Centre and iCare, organised health activities at its headquarter. Activities included distribution of healthy meals to employees from DC and outside, performing medical tests like weight measurement and body Composition Analysis, providing tips on healthy eating and habits, in addition to distributing brochures and vouchers. Maryam ... Read More »

Dubai’s foreign trade in IT hardware up by 10 pc: Dubai Customs  

Dubai: In the light of the successful hosting of GITEX Technology Week, which attracted exhibitors and visitors from across the region and around the world, Dubai has firmly established its foothold as a global hub for trading in IT hardware. Statistics released from Dubai Customs have shown that Dubai’s foreign trade in IT hardware for H1 2014 grew by 10 ... Read More »

Dubai Customs thwarts smuggling bid of 6kg heroin, 46g opium

DUBAI: Dubai Customs inspectors at Dubai International Airport – Terminal 2 thwarted a smuggling bid of 6.25 kg of heroin and 46.2 g of opium, hidden by an Asian passenger in his baggage. Falah Khalil Al Samak, Director of Dubai International Terminal 2 Passenger Operations Department, said that inspectors suspected the Asian passenger after he went through the passport control ... Read More »

Dubai Customs launches new smart watch services

DUBAI: Dubai Customs has announced the launch of new smart watch services, as part of its participation in the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) 2014. In line with its objective to integrate new technology in customs systems and processes in order to step up service delivery, Dubai Customs introduced the visitors of GITEX with its new array of smart watch ... Read More »

Dubai Customs marks an exceptional participation in GITEX 2014

DUBAI: Dubai Customs is taking part in GITEX 2014, which kicks off today (Sunday 12th October, 2014). Since it transformed into a fully smart government department in October 2013, Dubai Customs has been upgrading its array of smart services to ensure optimum satisfaction of both customers and the public. Showcasing its latest technology developments in terms of smart services and ... Read More »

Dubai Customs marks World Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Dubai: In celebration of the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dubai Customs has its own agenda to mark this event, presenting a variety of activities and initiatives along the month of October. Maryam Khalifa Al Shamsi, Head of Dubai Customs Ladies Committee said: “This campaign is part of the Ladies Committee’s continued efforts towards maintaining the wellbeing of DC women ... Read More »

Dubai Customs welcomes Hujjaj returning home

DUBAI: As the servants of Allah, the Hujjaj, are returning from their journeys of a lifetime, Dubai Customs is on the alert to grant them a warm and reverent welcome. Across all border ports of Dubai, customs staff receives the pilgrims on arrival to the UAE with gifts and sweets wrapped in a wide and generous smile. Special measures were ... Read More »

Eros Group accolades Dubai Customs

DUBAI: Eros Group has expressed its appreciation for the services offered by Dubai Customs to all business sectors. Group officials stated that Dubai Customs has put in place exceptional clearance facilitations that contribute to expanding the group’s activities locally and regionally. In addition to its flourishing business in the local market, Eros Group re-exported electronics to other countries in the ... Read More »

Dubai Customs to showcase high-tech services at GITEX 2014

DUBAI: Dubai Customs is fully geared up for GITEX 2014, and ready with a package of high-tech services to showcase at the exhibition that will take place at the Dubai World Trade Center from October 12th to 16th. Dubai Customs has never failed to participate and to share its own technological setups and client service breakthroughs amongst the exhibitors under ... Read More »