Dubai, (WAM) — Dubai Customs held a meeting with Dubai Municipality’s Food Safety Department to discuss benefits offered to member companies in the Authorised Economic Operator programme (AEO).
The meeting aims to enhance food security through facilitation of foodstuff trade movement to meet the local market needs.
“Dubai Customs takes every possible procedure that would facilitate business and trade to achieve Dubai’s vision of reaching AED two trillion as the value of Dubai’s trade to in the coming years; “said Eman Badr Al-Suwaidy, Director of Customs Valuation Department. “The AEO meetings are there to give incentives to companies that are registered in the programme, which will help enhance national economy and facilitate trade. The programme helps members have access to more markets, especially to the markets which signed mutual recognition agreements (MRA).”
The Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) is a federal voluntary compliance and security programme based on World Customs Organisation (WCO) SAFE framework.
It identifies traders as trusted and secure, separating their goods flow from the non-AEO traders, and providing them with exclusive benefits to facilitate their imports and exports.
There are 107 member companies in the programme in the UAE.