Trade between Dubai, USA rises to $16b - Dubai Customs
HE Ahmed Butti Ahmed, the executive chairman of ports, customs and free zones and the director general of Dubai Customs, received Justin Siberell, the USA Consul in Dubai. The American is ending his term of duty in the UAE.
During the visit, Siberell expressed his profound appreciation for Dubai Customs’ applicable business mechanisms and processes, which made it a leading customs administration worldwide in facilitating trade and maintaining its legitimacy together with enhancing Dubai’s trade position globally.
On his part, HE Ahmed expressed his gratitude for Siberell’s effort throughout his term of duty in Dubai with respect of strengthening the economic and trade relations between Dubai and the USA, and wished him the best in his future endeavors.
“Mr. Justin Siberell had an effective role in strengthening cooperation between Dubai Customs and USA Customs, which contributed to increasing mutual visits between the two sides and the exchange of expertise as well as the cooperation in the area of customs training,” said Ahmed.
During the meeting, Ahmed underlined that the USA was one of Dubai’s most important trade partners.
“The value of direct trade exchanges with the US rose to US$16.61 billion in 2011, representing a growth of 29 per cent as compared to the $13.07 billion in 2010,” said Ahmed.
“The USA comes at third place, following India and China, on the list of the most important countries from which Dubai imported last year - representing a share of eight per cent of Dubai’s total imports - which stands at $179.17 billion,” he added.