Dubai – MENA Herald:
Ahmed MahboobMusabih, Director of Dubai Customs, received Japan’s Consul-General in DubaiAkimaUmezawa, where they discussed reinforcing mutual cooperation to enhance trade and customs ties between the United Arab Emirates and Japan.
Welcoming the Consul-General of Japan, Ahmed MahboobMusabih underscored Dubai Customs’ commitment to constant coordination with Japanese diplomatic corps to boost trade between Dubai and Japan by means of better catering to the needs of Japanese business community in terms of customs and border services.
“Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade with Japan reached AED 44 billion in 2016, against AED 31 billion during Jan-Sept period of 2017,” he said.
Musabih further noted that Dubai Customs pays great attention to strengthening relationships with Dubai’s trading partners, including Japan. “We ensure our trading partners have the finest of customs facilities that give real added value to their active business sectors in Dubai.
“Dubai Customs is keen to directly engage with all Japanese businesses based in Dubaithrough ourIrtibatlink channel, so as to solve any issues they may face and help maximize their performance and trade returns,” he added.
According to Musabih, bilateral trade between Dubai and Japan has greatly benefited from the smooth customs procedures and services delivered by Dubai Customs. “We seek to add more growth to this trade through enhanced communication and cooperation with all Japanese business actors, in a way that also benefits the sustainable economic development of Dubai and the UAE.”
Japan’s Consul-General AkimaUmezaw praised the level of cooperation demonstrated by Dubai Customs and its commitment as a facilitator of international trade and business, particularly with the present position of Dubai as global trade hub at the crossroads between major markets in the East and the West.