Dubai Customs provides all customs facilitations to different business communities
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, September 25 - 2012 at 12:27
- PRESS RELEASE
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone, underlined that motor vehicles and spare parts sector is a major constituent of the local economy, noting that Dubai Customs is keen on providing all forms of facilitation to traders carrying out import, export and re-export businesses as part of its strategic objectives to enhance Dubai`s economic development.
The meeting was part of Dubai Customs' regular meetings, with different business communities in order to learn about their opinions and suggestions for improving the business and the quality of services they receive.
In addition, such meetings are one of Dubai Customs' communication and interaction tools with its clients aiming at learning about the obstacles they may face and suggesting solutions to them through simplifying measures and accelerating trade movement.
The meeting was attended by Yousef Al Sahlawi, Senior Executive Director of Corporate Affairs at Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabah, Executive Director of Customer Management Division, Ahmed Abdul Salam Kazim, Senior Manager of Strategy and Corporate Excellence Department and Samira Abdulrazzak, Director of Clients Management.
Dubai Customs considers its clients as strategic business partners, voicing keenness on engaging them in decision-making process that has to do with simplifying procedures and improving the quality of services offered to them through several channels of communication such as the separate focus group meetings during which which all issues and queries are discussed and raised with complete openness and transparency.
Dubai Customs announced that Dubai`s auto parts foreign trade reached Dhs36bn in 2011, representing a growth rate of 12% from 2010.
The total value of Dubai's imports of automobile spare parts stood at Dhs21bn during 2011 and Dhs15 for exports and re-exports.
Dubai's trade of auto spare parts grew by 7% to Dhs9.3bn during the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same period last year, with imports Dhs5bn for imports and Dhs4.3 for exports and re-exports.
A total of 173.000 used cars were sold at DUCAMZ during 2011 at a value of Dhs2bn, while the trade volume of used cars reached Dhs680m during the first quarter of 2012, representing a growth rate of 40% from the same period last year with a total number of used cars reaching 50,300.
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