Dubai-Spain trade hits AED3.4bn in first half

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The total trade between Dubai and Spain reached AED3.4 billion during the first half of this year, Dubai Customs revealed.
‘‘Imports, exports and re-exports stood at AED2.77 bn, AED389 million exports, and AED271 mn respectively,’’ said Ahmed Abdul Salam Kazim, Director of Strategy and Corporate Excellence at Dubai Customs, as he briefed a visiting Spanish delegation which included a number of businessmen, and representatives of Dubai-based Spanish companies and diplomatic missions. The meeting aimed at enhancing trade with Spain and tackling any challenges these companies may face.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World, and Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, received the delegation which was headed by Eric Robina, Economic Consultant at the Spanish Embassy, and Ricardo Fissas, Director of Spanish Business Council. “Dubai offers investors and businesses working from Dubai all what they need to succeed. This includes highly advanced customs services and products which will help towards a better achievement of Dubai Plan 2021” he said.
Bin Sulayem said Dubai provides a number of investment opportunities to businesses. Investors can work from the free zones which offer a plethora of facilities and incentives to its clients.
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, highlighted the important role that the partners of Dubai Customs play in the business activity in Dubai. Thanks to their support and confidence in Dubai Customs and its services the Department has gained distinctive international reputation and helped it win the Distinguished Government Department DGEP award, scoring 95 per cent on the Happiness Meter.
Eric Robina praised Dubai Customs efforts in promoting trade between Spain and Dubai saying there are more than 200 Spanish companies working in the UAE.

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