Dubai summit to focus on trade facilitation issues
Dubai, August 4, 2014
A new summit dedicated to customs and trade facilitation issues will be launched at a gathering of business and government leaders from more than 80 countries in Dubai in October.
The ‘Global Customs and Trade Facilitation’ event, organised in partnership with Dubai Customs, will take place from October 27 to 29 at the Emirates Towers during the Global Trade Development Week, which is the largest trade facilitation, development, investment and customs programme.
Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Ministry of Economy, said: “The UAE looks forward to hosting a full programme of events that tackle today's most challenging trade and development issues. The UAE is honoured with the presence of such high-level individuals who are experts in their fields”.
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs, said: “An impressive list of leaders from government, customs administrations and the private sector are joining us in Dubai for this essential event. The importance of international cooperation in an area such as ours can never be underestimated. Global Trade Development Week is especially important as it gives us the opportunity to strengthen our relationships across borders and reduce barriers to trade.”
The summit will focus on the role of customs in enhancing international competitiveness and finding the right balance between effective control measures and facilitation of trade, he said.
“Through this mega event, Dubai Customs seeks to actively contribute to worldwide efforts aimed at supporting legitimate trade and safeguarding the security of societies, as well as to further leverage Dubai’s global footprint as the Middle East’s leading trading hub,” said Musabih.
The Global Trade Development Week EMEA will bring together more than 600 high-level delegates from the areas of trade, development, economic zones, trade finance, industrial development, real estate, global customs and trade facilitation; with representatives from across Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. - TradeArabia News Service