Published On: 18-10-2017

Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry today hosted a workshop at its premises in cooperation with Al Tamimi & Co. which provided an overview of customs law in the UAE, as well as best practices for managing efficient customs processes in the country.

The event, was attended by Dubai Chamber members, lawyers and legal professionals, business owners and executives, as well as representatives from shipping agencies and brokers, clearing and forwarding agencies, and logistics companies.

The workshop was led by Omar N. Omar, Partner and Head of Transport & Insurance at Al Tamimi & Co.; James Newdigate, Associate, Transport & Insurance at Al Tamimi & Co.; and Sakher Alaqaileh, Associate, Transport & Insurance at Al Tamimi & Co., who highlighted important legal aspects of UAE customs law that many businesses are unaware of, while they also explained how regulation in this area is enforced.

During his presentation, Omar noted that the UAE has fast developed into a global hub for international trade. Managing customs exposures presents a variety of legal and practical challenges for businesses, he explained, adding that companies need to ensure that effective structures and procedures are in place on a day-to-day basis.

“Trade facilitation has emerged as an important issue as countries around the world seek to streamline custom clearance procedures. The UAE is at the forefront of driving this change, so it is imperative that businesses in the country are aware of the latest regulatory developments, policies, procedures and requirements,” said Jehad Kazim, Director of Dubai Chamber’s Legal Services Department.

Dubai Chamber regularly organises workshops and seminars that cover a wide range of legal issues impacting the business community. These events aim to raise awareness and keep business owners and professionals informed about important regulatory developments.