Trade with Qatar grow 92% between 2011 and 2016
Dubai, UAE, 17th May 2017: DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) Sultan bin Sulayem received a Qatari delegation at Jebel Ali customs centers during their visit to Dubai to learn more about Dubai Customs experience in developing and boosting customs work.
The delegation was headed by Ahmed Abdullah Al-Jamal, Chairman of Qatar Customs Authority. The meeting was attended by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs and a number of senior officials in the Department.
Bin Sulayem pointed out that PCFC works towards a full integration between customs authorities in the GCC.
“We have deep-rooted brotherly relations with Qatar, and the leadership in the two countries encourages people and decision makers to enhance these distinctive relations” he said.
“The (GCC) customs union is moving steadily towards a full integration between the GCC countries by supporting trade between them and helping them attract more global investment and trade to the region. This is why we, at Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), develop means of cooperation and coordination with the Qatari authorities. Dubai external trade with Qatar reached AED 15 billion in 2016 compared to AED 7.8 billion in 2011” he added.
“Thanks to the wise directives of the leadership in the two countries, and following vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai we provide the best services and facilitations to our brothers in the GCC countries. Dubai has turned into a major platform and springboard for the GCC’s trade with the world thanks to its advanced infrastructure and the generous facilitations” he explained.
On his part, Ahmed Abdullah Al-Jamal, Chairman of Qatar Customs Authority thanked PCFC for their hospitality and applauded the great advancements in customs work in Dubai Customs he and the Qatari delegation saw for themselves.
The Qatari delegation toured the client service center in Jebel Ali. Youssef Al Hashemi, Director of Customs Centers Management briefed the visitors on the efforts and steps taken to make clients happier and their transactions done faster. The visit also included the customs passenger operation centers in Dubai airports and the Cargo Village Customs Center.