ABU DHABI / WAM
The Federal Customs Authority (FCA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Exports Corporation, a Dubai economic institutions, with a view to boost joint collaboration, facilitate business and trade for Dubai emirate’s exporters and share information and expertise between the parties.
The MoU was remotely executed by Alia Almarmoom, Managing Director of Customs Affairs Sector, FCA, and Saed Alawadi, Managing Director of Dubai Exports Corporation.
Alia Almarmoom said the MoU embodies the FCA’s keenness to reinforce partnership relations with the most eminent strategic partners in foreign trade and customs operations in the country, and the desire to foster collaboration and coordination with these partners to pave the way for achieving UAE vision 2021, in addition to underpinning the prudent government’s strategy to attain sustainable development and a leading position in economy and customs regionally and globally.
“We are proud of our partnership with Dubai Exports Corporation and delighted to execute this MoU with it as it is the concerned entity in the emirate of Dubai to furnish exports promotion and developments services to local community and support industry in the emirate,” she added.
On his turn, Saed Alawadi said, “The MoU reinforces the outlook of joint collaboration to unify efforts for stimulating exports and economy in general, as we strive to provide facilities and capabilities through corporation’s services in addition to joint initiatives with our strategic partners according to which economic growth will be bolstered.
Under such collaboration, the Federal Customs Authority will play a pivotal role in helping Dubai based companies to expand and enter world markets thanks to its provisions of statistics information and regulatory legislations.”
The MoU addresses leveraging collaboration and coordination between the two parties in sharing information, foreign trade-relevant statistics, supporting “Exporters Gateway” initiative to benefit from information and electronic services offered by the portal to find new markets for products and services, in addition to collaboration in the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and addressing foreign trade challenges across the emirate of Dubai.
Under the MoU, parties agreed upon navigating opportunities, organising joint trade promotion events, especially in terms of exhibitions, trade delegations, training sessions, workshops and forums, in addition to exchange of expertise through mutual meetings, workshops and specialised training sessions with a view to develop parties staff capabilities and enabling them take necessary measures and procedures to control exports and effective implementation of their pertinent controls.
Signatories will form a joint workforce that will be mandated to execute the MoU, convene regular meetings, follow up the set action plan, develop joint framework, ensure the attainment of agreed objectives and submit bi-annual reports on collaboration outcomes and results.