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Dubai joins the United Kingdom to strengthen customs collaboration

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and Director General of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, participated in discussions with a delegation from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) of the United Kingdom.

The talks focused on strengthening customs collaboration efforts, sharing expertise and coordinating activities to safeguard borders and detect cross-border crimes.

The visiting delegation included key figures such as Bob Mathieson, director of HMRC’s International Communication Network.

During the meeting, emphasis was placed on the vital nature of cooperation between both entities to effectively address the various risks posed by organized crime, positively impacting customs systems and guaranteeing the protection of legitimate trade.

Mathieson expressed satisfaction with both Dubai Customs and the British customs to adopt best practices and actively promote awareness of the various risks affecting global trade.

Members of the delegation praised Dubai Customs for its outstanding performance in customs operations over the years. This success was attributed to the implementation of advanced digital systems and upskilling of inspectors, which improved the ability to impose strict control on shipments, speed up customs clearance, and help thwart the smuggling of counterfeit goods across borders. across borders. They also noted that strengthening relations with Dubai Customs would encourage greater trade between the two sides and improve security cooperation to identify suspicious shipments.

Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs underlined the strong ties between the UAE and the United Kingdom, emphasizing the positive impact on trade exchanges and broader collaboration on trade, investment and security aspects within the customs inspection sector. Dubai Customs and his British counterpart held a collaborative training workshop on “Illicit Trade and Border Protection.” The workshop aimed to facilitate the exchange of experiences, promote best practices, raise awareness about risks and threats and address methods of tax manipulation. Additionally, the workshop focused on effective analysis methods and strategies to combat illicit trade, with a specific emphasis on addressing organized crime and illegal trade operations.

News source: Emirates News Agency

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