Abu Dhabi, Jordan Customs sign memorandum
Abu Dhabi, June 14, 2012
The General Administration of Customs in Abu Dhabi has signed a memorandum of understanding with Jordan Customs to regulate electronic linkage processes and the exchange if customs information.
The agreement is in line with its efforts to strengthen co-operation with its strategic partners inside and outside the UAE, and to emphasise its role in promoting security and the exchange of information, a statement from the Customs said.
The MoU falls within the framework of developing relations between both sides to improve customs procedures, the statement said.
Major General Ghaleb Al Saraira, the general director of Jordan Customs, and Mubarak Mattar Al Mansouri, executive director of customs operations, signed the MoU on behalf of Saeed Ahmed Al Muhairi, the general director of Abu Dhabi Customs.
The ceremony was attended by Naif Fantoul Al Zaidan, Ambassador of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Mohamed Abdullah Al Hameli, the executive director of administrative affairs, in addition to a number of directors and managers from Abu Dhabi Customs. Lieutenant-Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Al Alem, director of Information Technology of Jordan Customs was also present.
The MoU signage occurred two weeks following the conclusion of a visit from Abu Dhabi customs officers to Jordan Customs for a period of three months. The officers are being trained to become experts in the areas of tariffs, value, international agreements and rules of origin.
The agreement aims to organise the exchange of customs information electronically as Jordan Customs is considered to be an important exit point for a large number of shipments coming into the UAE through Saudi Arabia. Obtaining customs data directly from the exit points of Jordan will contribute to simplifying the clearance procedures for goods in Al Ghuwaifat Customs post.
This will also aid in strengthening the rules of risk management when obtaining information on customs intelligence from Jordan Customs.
“This agreement reflects Abu Dhabi Customs’ mission in aiding and strengthening synergies between all parties and strategic partners inside and outside the UAE. This goes in line with promoting a single method to completing customs procedures efficiently and towards achieving security and safety,” Al Mansouri said. – TradeArabia News Service