Saturday 28 May 2022 - 11:49:02 pm

Dubai Customs to celebrate 5th UAE Customs Week 2022


DUBAI, 16th JANUARY 2022 (WAM) -- Dubai Customs is set to kick off the 5th UAE Customs Week 2022 under the theme "Leading Customs Digital Transformation," in conjunction with the International Customs Day, which is observed on 26th January every year.

The UAE Customs week (from 24th to 28th January) aims to spread knowledge about the major role of customs sector in facilitating trade and securing the borders.

The event will start with a virtual ceremony in the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, and Director-General of Dubai Customs, who will deliver the welcoming note, which will be followed by notes and presentations for different customs and digital entities.

In the event, Dubai Customs will launch 32 initiatives and activities organised by 13 customs centres and departments, as well as 4 major projects following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which calls for active involvement in the 4th industrial revolution.

The Customs Week events will include the organisation of the International Customs Day Forum on 26th January, which will host a panel to discuss future developments in customs digital transformation and will see the participation of representatives of international customs organisations and Dubai external trade and the role of global partners in it.

The panel will include a presentation about the World Logistics Passport initiative and cooperation between government departments in the UAE in protecting the society, and Dubai Customs’ vision around the development of its digital customs services.

Over the 5th UAE Customs Week, customs centres and departments will be organising several activities including workshops, and meetings with clients and partners. At the end of the Week, there will be a virtual ceremony and a media campaign to raise awareness around Dubai Customs’ digital transformation journey.

"This year’s event is gaining special importance with the UAE proceeding into the next 50 years of its progress journey," Musabih said.

"The country has recently celebrated its 50th Union Day, and our wise leadership launched the Projects of the 50 that aim to accelerate the UAE’s development and transform it into a comprehensive hub in all sectors and establish its status as an ideal destination for talents and investors. To keep up with this, we work hard to maintain distinction in customs field, and our events at the Customs Week will be its reflection," he added.

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