'Dubai Customs needs to get technical support from Japanese Customs'

DUBAI - Dubai Customs needs to get technical support from the Japanese Customs to develop customs procedures, which meet the Kyoto agreement's standards to simplify the customs procedures, enabling the UAE to join the agreement, a senior official from Dubai Customs said.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 7 Apr 2004, 12:10 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:35 AM

The statement came during a meeting between Hamad Mohammed Fadhel Al Mazrouei, acting managing director of Dubai Customs and Mikihiro Arakawa from Consulate General of Japan, who said that he would seek technical support for Dubai Customs from the Japanese Customs.

Al Mazrouei said that the economic relations between the UAE in general and Dubai in particular and Japan witnessed a considerable growth over the past few years, with Japan being one of the main commercial partners for the UAE and the Gulf region as a whole.

Japan is the third on the list of Dubai's commercial partners after China and India. Dubai imports from Japan amounted to Dh8.25 billion ($2.24 billion) last year, recording 22 per cent compared to the previous year, while more than 80 per cent of Japanese exports to the Middle East region and some of the African and Asian countries pass through Dubai Ports.

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