Sat 15-07-2017 17:09 PM
ABU DHABI, 15th July, 2017 (WAM) -- Commissioner Ali Al Kaabi, Head of the Federal Customs Authority, has met the Secretary-General of the World Customs Organisation (WCO), Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, during the 129th/130th session of the WCO's Council, which was held in Brussels recently.
The two parties explored prospects for joint co-operation between the UAE and the WCO through the exchange of expertise and best practices, the latest developments in the customs sector and how the WCO could benefit from the UAE experience in customs studies.
The meeting also touched on the role and mission of the Abu Dhabi-based Regional Office for Capacity Building (ROCB).
"The UAE is an active contributing member in the WCO's programmes and initiatives, given its status as a regional trade hub and an important trade actor in the world trade," Al Kaabi said.
The UAE and the Republic of Korea signed the first Mutual Recognition Agreement for the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO), which the UAE implemented recently.
"The AEO is a prerequisite to the World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement, which the UAE endorsed in April 2017 to become the first Arab signatory," Al Kaabi said.