UAE. Dubai Customs has met with delegates from Japan and Belgium to search possibilities of securing support from those counties seeking their presidency seats in World Customs Organization. The delegations have been welcomed by Dubai Customs Director General Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Yousif Al Sahlawi, Executive Director of Legislation and Policies Sector and Abass Makki, Director of International Relations.
The visiting delegates expressed their willingness to establish co-operation and collaboration with Dubai Customs and to find common ground of understanding with Customs member administrations in the region. On the other hand, the delegates said they are seeking to meet with members in the WCO to discuss matters relevant to demands and priorities.
This initial visit, which may extend in its second tour to take in other different Customs administrations, represents in turn the role played by Dubai Customs acting as steering group in supporting international organisations, by its membership and commitments to WCO and WTO standards.
In related news, another Chinese delegate wishing to secure the presidency seat in the WCO, was welcomed by Dubai Customs. During the visit the parties discussed enhancing relations between the Emirates and China. The Chinese delegate also paid a visit to HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.
The parties during the visit exchanged views and information relevant to customs fraud, counterfeit and piracy issues. There was also discussion of the Client Accreditations Programme within the framework of recognisable international standards, according to the WCO Framework of Standards set up to enhance supply chain security.