DCCI holds workshop on impact of WTO agreements on auto trade in the UAE
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) held a workshop on the impact of World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreements on the automobile trade sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on March 7.
The workshop was attended by Director General of DCCI Abdul Rahman Ghanim Al-Mutaiwee, the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator Nadir Hadj-Hammou and Chief Technical Advisor on WTO Affairs, El Hassan Jouaouine.
“The total value of imported automobiles in the UAE through Dubai’s ports reached Dh 5.5 billion, equivalent to $1.5 billion” mentioned Al-Mutaiwee in his opening speech. “The total registered cars in Dubai in the year 2002 reached 81,000 compared with 44 thousand cars in 1997, registering an annual growth of 14 percent,” he added.
The workshop was organized by the Dubai Chamber in cooperation with the UNDP Office in the UAE to assist the Chamber’s members and business community to ensure that they are aware of the effects of the WTO agreements of GATS and TRIPS on various fields in the UAE. — (menareport.com)
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