Dubai Customs has recently received a delegation from the republic of Azerbaijan that included a number of Azerbaijani Customs officials. The delegation, which was headed by Mr. Shahin Bagirov, Head of Azerbaijani Customs Control Dept., aimed at viewing the best practices in the department and discussing means of administrative co-operation due to be signed between the two parties soon.
Mr. Ahmed Mahboub Musabih, Executive Director of the Clients Management division welcomed the visiting delegation said: "the visit indicates the mutual aspiration of the two parties to foster co-operation and co-ordination especially regarding administrative co-operation with the Azerbaijani customs which is in its final stages".
During the meeting with Dubai Customs officials, the Azerbaijani delegation viewed a visual presentation of "Mersal2" system and was briefed about protection of intellectual rights management, advancement and upgrading strategic plans, and HR programs at Dubai Customs. After that, the delegation was taken into a tour to see the mechanism of e-clearance in the department.
At the end of the visit, the delegation praised the advanced level of Dubai Customs and thanked them for their hospitality and fruitful co-operation. The delegation was gifted memorial shields in the occasion.
Non-oil trade exchange between Dubai and Azerbaijan witnessed an increase during the period between January and September this year. It has been doubled more than 12 folds totaling Dhs 260 million with the end of the first nine months of 2010 compared to Dhs 19 million for the same period last year.
Statistics, released by Dubai Customs, show a 900% increase in Dubai's Exports to Azerbaijan, during the period between January and September 2010 totaling Dhs 34 million compared to Dhs 3.2 million of imports.
Re-export activity took the lead in total trade exchange between Dubai and Azerbaijan with a value of Dhs 224 million. Meanwhile, Dubai's imports from Azerbaijan has dropped 50% with a value of Dhs 3 million by the end of the third quarter of this year compared to Dhs 6 million for the same period last year.
Multi-dimensional glass insulator units headed Dubai exported products to Azerbaijan at 65%, followed by some types of chemicals at 17%, then all types of paints at 5%.
In re-export, electrical appliances used for mobile networking topped the list at 29%, followed by woven fabrics at 8%, and then car spare parts at 4%.
The list of Dubai imports from Azerbaijan was topped by jewelry items and metals at 53%, followed by vegetable and fruit juices at 13%, and then spare parts at 12%.