Dubai Customs discusses closer ties with Ukrainian Consul General
The director general of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih has met with Oleksandr Khomiak, consul general of Ukraine to Dubai, accompanied by Timor Redvanov, deputy consul to discuss means of boosting cooperation between Ukraine and the UA.
The talks especially focused on bilateral trade and customs business.
“It’s very important for us to boost ties of partnership with the Ukrainian diplomatic missions and companies. We have priorities which include delivering a leading customs expertise to the world,” said Musabih. “Ukraine is an important trade partner to Dubai, and our mutual trade in 2018 grew 24% to make AED 2.16 billion compared to AED 1.744 billion in 2017. Mutual trade in the first half of 2019 reached AED 1.147 billion, and the top commodities are steel, industrial pipes, packaged medicaments, and spare parts.”
“We look forward to more trade and cooperation with Ukraine and to providing more access for the Ukrainian companies to benefit from our advanced customs systems and facilities,” he added. “We try our best to add value to the business of our valued partners by applying the latest AI applications and IT systems.”
Dubai Customs is hosting the 5th WCO Global AEO Conference in March 2020 in cooperation with the World Customs Organization and the Federal Customs Authority.
This is the first time the region is hosting this conference which is expected to noticeably advance and promote the Authorized Economic Program (AEO) worldwide.
“We have signed AEO mutual recognition agreements with South Korea, Saudi Arabia and China, and declarations done through the AEO are expected to rise to 50% by 2020,” said Musabih.