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Dubai Customs concludes training with French Customs

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The four-day training targeted 30 inspection officers from Dubai Customs

Participants at the Dubai Customs-French Customs training programme

Dubai Customs recently concluded a training programme, which was conducted by the French Customs. The four-day training targeted 30 inspection officers from Dubai Customs.

At the closing ceremony, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation welcomed the French guests: Nathalie Kennedy, Consul General of France; Rafik HOUNAS- Regional Customs Attaché; Sally Jarjour, Assistant Customs Attaché, Olivier Herbault, Deputy Head, Le Havre port container targeting unit in the presence of Dubai Customs executive directors, heads of departments and the inspectors participating in the programme.

Musabih thanked the French training team for the great training programme that reflects the deep ties between Dubai Customs and the French Customs.

“Dubai Customs strategic plan 2021-2026 aims to lead safe customs globally, which inspire us to work diligently to enhance the skills of the customs inspection staff and adopt an integrated series of procedures and techniques to address all smuggling attempt,” emphasized Musabih.

Customs centers are provided with the latest advanced inspection devices, in addition to the continuous development of the ‘Siyaj’ initiative, which aims to tighten control over seaports to protect society and the economy relying on modern AI technologies, drones and boats that are equipped with advanced systems to monitor and track vessels ships before they enter the ports.

“Presently, the UAE is France’s number one trade partner in the Middle East accounting for 34,5%2 of France’s exports to the region,” remarked Natalie Kennedy.


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