ABU DHABI, 31st January, 2017 (WAM) — Mohamed Khadem Al Hameli, Acting Director-General of the General Administration of Customs – Abu Dhabi, has presented Commissioner Ali Mohamed Sabih Al Kaabi, Head of the Federal Customs Authority, with the first edition of the Customs Inspection Manual 2017, issued by the authority.
A ceremony was held alongside Dubai Customs Week, which coincides with World Customs Day, in the presence of Mohammed Juma Buossaiba, Director-General of the UAE Federal Customs Authority and general directors of local customs departments.
Al Hameli said that the General Administration of Customs – Abu Dhabi commits to its strategic plan in order to enhance customs work and efficiency in terms of inspection and clearance operations, whilst identifying practical foundations to be followed when implementing these operations in accordance with best international customs practices.
He added that as part of this endeavour, Abu Dhabi Customs will prepare and issue exemplar customs evidence to officials to help improve their awareness and raise their skills in executing their role to protect national security and the economy.
Al Hameli said, “This manual came as an investment to better support the rich skills of our human resources, and is considered as an important reference to customs inspectors and officials who protect the country’s security and the economy. They are the key element towards achieving our strategic objectives in maintaining homeland security, facilitating customs procedures and collecting revenue.”
The Acting Director-General highlighted that Abu Dhabi Customs will continue to work according to its work plan to translate the experience and expertise of customs employees into the manual which not only represents the customs inspections procedures but also its vast knowledge and experience.
Al Hameli extended his thanks to the committed customs employees who worked on the manual, which has contributed to the prestigious and high level status of the General Administration of Customs – Abu Dhabi.
The customs inspection manual contains four chapters based on an in depth analysis of employees’ day to day work in both a direct and indirect manner.