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World Customs Organization co-organizes its first regional customs forum

United Arab Emirates: Sunday, April 26 - 2009 @ 15:21

The forum is being co–organized by the World Customs Organization, Federal Customs Authority, and Dubai Chambers of Commerce. And it will take place in the premises of Dubai Chambers of Commerce on 28- 29, April, 2009.

This forum aims at providing detailed insight into future coordination between the private sector and customs administrations in the region, through the participation of 100 persons from both the Private sector and the Customs Administrations in the region, said Mr. Suoud Al Aqroobi, the Executive Director of the North Africa Near and Middle East Regional office for Capacity Building.

Al Aqroobi said:

“This two-day high level regional event, discussing the current issues within the region that concerns both the custom administrations and the private sector, such as Kyoto convention, AEO (accredited economic operators), and the importance of the cooperation between the business sector and Customs Administration for the success of such efforts.”

A number of speakers will handle the main discussions of this forum with names of Mr. Mike Schmitz Director of Compliance and Facilitation, WCO, Mr. Johan Krafft Deputy Director, Swedish National Board of Trade. Mr. Ahmed Mahboob, Executive Director, Dubai Customs, Mr. Tayssir Awada, Managing Director, Planning &Development , Global Trade Services. Middle East, India & Africa FedEx, and Mr. Colm Leonard, Executive Program Manager, Import Compliance Office (IBM).

This forum provides the opportunity for decision makers and experts in both sides to enhance their cooperation in the field of Capacity Building and to discuss best practices and means of cooperation. Said Mr. Hamad Bu Omeim, the Director General of Dubai Chambers of Commerce.

“The participation of Dubai Chambers relies on the interest of the Chambers to support the Business sector in Dubai in order to fulfill the sector’s role in the development of the country,” said Mr. Omeim.

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