Dubai Customs launches new summit with key trade event

More than 600 delegates are expected at Gulf Trade Development Week.
H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs
H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs

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Dubai Customs has revealed it will partner Global Trade Development Week 2014, the largest international trade event for business and government leaders from over 80 countries held in Emirates Towers, Dubai, from 27 until 29 October 2014.

The new alliance means that for the first time the event, under the patronage of HE Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Ministry of Economy, will include a summit dedicated to customs and trade facilitation issues called Global Customs and Trade Facilitation. 

UAE Minister for Economy, H.E. Al Mansouri said: “The UAE looks forward to hosting a full programme of events that tackle today's most challenging trade and development issues."

He added that the country is is honoured to host so many high-level individuals considered experts in their fields.

H.E. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs, stated: “An impressive list of leaders from government, customs administrations and the private sector are joining us in Dubai for this essential event.

"The importance of international cooperation in an area such as ours can never be underestimated. Global Trade Development Week is especially important as it gives us the opportunity to strengthen our relationships across borders and reduce barriers to trade.”

He also noted that the newly launched Global Customs and Trade Facilitation summit will focus on the role of customs in enhancing international competitiveness and finding the right balance between effective control measures and facilitation of trade.

“Through this mega event, Dubai Customs seeks to actively contribute to worldwide efforts aimed at supporting legitimate trade and safeguarding the security of societies, as well as to further leverage Dubai’s global footprint as the Middle East’s leading trading hub,” he commented. 

Global Trade Development Week EMEA brings together over 600 high-level delegates from the areas of trade, development, economic zones, trade finance, industrial development, real estate, global customs and trade facilitation; with representatives from across Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

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