FCA to Provide Advanced Inspection Devices to Dubai Customs

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Published June 12th, 2017 - 10:03 GMT
Boussaiba and Musabih signing the MoU
Boussaiba and Musabih signing the MoU

Mohammad Juma Nasser Buossaiba, Director-General of the UAE Federal Customs Authority and Ahmed Mahbooh Musabih signed a memorandum of understanding last Wednesday at Dubai Customs’ building. The MoU relates to delivery of inspection devices to Dubai Customs in its quest to implement the latest and best inspection and control standards. The Federal Customs Authority will also provide training for Dubai Customs staff on how to use the new devices, plus the regular maintenance.  

The MoU was signed in the presence of Ahmed bin Lahej, Executive Director for Customs Affairs at Federal Customs Authority, Abdullah Mohammed Al Khaja, Executive Director of Clients Management Division, Farid Hassan Al Marzouqi, Executive Director, Human Resources, Finance and Administration Division at Dubai Customs, plus a number of directors from both sides.

The signing of this MoU is part of Federal Customs Authority’s strategy to enhance borders and entries following the directives of our wise leadership. Boussaiba said.

He added:” It’s also part of the new responsibilities in control and inspection given to the Authority under law (8) in 2015”.

Boussaiba pointed out that supporting all local customs departments is a priority and to help them integrate will help sustain security and facilitate trade further.

Borders and entries worldwide, and in the Arab World in particular are facing increasing challenges. Smugglers are innovating new ways and this puts customs apparatuses in front of big challenges, he added.

“Part of our plan is to furnish all customs entries with the latest and most advanced scanning and inspection devices throughout 2017 and 2018. This will include mobile and fixed devices that will be used to check containers and vehicles, plus drug and explosives detection devices, vehicles, luggage and body scanning devices. The package will include Ionscan 500DTwhich fills the growing need of security professionals to have the ability to detect a wide range of substances and to be able to adapt as threats and their needs change.” Boussaiba explained. 

On his part, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih thanked the Federal Customs Authority for their continual support which will help upgrade and advance customs standards and practices.

“This complies to the directives and vision of our wise leadership to achieve the highest global ranks. The new devices will sustain security further at all national customs entries, with the region witnessing more turbulences and challenges. Advanced technology can help maintain security and protect its valued assets” Musabih said.

Musabih applauded the role the Federal Customs Authority plays in advancing customs procedures and processes in the UAE.

“Dubai Customs implements the latest practices and innovations to support legitimate trade and enhance its control” Musabih explained. 

Background Information

Dubai Customs

Dubai Customs is one of the leading government departments taking part in enhancing sustainable development and promoting Dubai’s image worldwide, turning it into a principal capital, business and tourism destination, as it facilitates smooth movement of legitimate trade and leverages economic and social development, the matter which is consistent with its slogan stating "gateway to Dubai’s prosperity", because prosperity is usually based on free trade through a safe, fast and practical environment to meet the needs of people and adapt to their requirements. This in addition to DC’s main role to protect society and borders against those who try to smuggle prohibited substances to or through Dubai threatening the community safety and security.

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