Dubai-Switzerland trade amounts to Dh 16 bln

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Dubai-Switzerland trade amounts to Dh 16 bln

Dubai-Switzerland trade amounts to Dh 16 bln

(Dubai) – Raymund Furrer, Consul-General of Switzerland, has hailed the steadfast efforts of Dubai Customs in supporting economic growth and pushing tourism and trade numbers up. He also praised its full commitment to implementing the free trade agreement between the GCC states and European Free Trade Association, EFTA.
Switzerland is one of Dubai’s strategic trade partners in Europe with Dubai-Switzerland bilateral trade in H1 2015 amounting to Dh16 billion, with imports accounting for Dh 9 billion, exports for Dh 2 billion and re-exports for Dh 5 billion.
During his visit to Dubai Customs, the Swiss Consul-General said that the measures undertaken by Dubai Customs in Intellectual Property Rights protection are of special significance to Swiss businesses.
The Consul-General of Switzerland was received by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, and Faisal Eissa Lutfi, CEO of DC World, Director of External Relations.
Mr Musabih said that Dubai Customs pays utmost attention to creating solid ties with Swiss diplomatic corps and the business community, saying, “We strive to be in direct contact with Swiss businesses, in a bid to stay current on their needs. Through Irtibat, an initiative launched by Dubai Customs to nurture closer ties with foreign business communities based in the Emirate, business councils have their say in the development of customs procedures, making them more tailored to meet their business needs.”
(Courtesy WAM)