Saudi Arabia chairs the International Committee for Trade Security and Facilitation...

Saudi Arabia chairs the International Committee for Trade Security and Facilitation...
Saudi Arabia chairs the International Committee for Trade Security and Facilitation...

The International Committee for Trade Security and Facilitation of the World Customs Organization elected the Undersecretary of the General Authority for Customs to Facilitate Trade and the representative of Saudi Customs, Eng. Abdulrahman bin Sulaiman Al-Dhakir, as Chairman of the Committee, after he assumed the position of Vice President for a period of two years. The Kingdom is the first Arab country to hold the position of chairperson of this committee, which is considered one of the most important committees in the World Customs Organization, which is chaired by candidates from several countries such as the United States of America, Australia and the European Union, as the committee includes 171 countries out of 183 member states of the World Customs Organization.

This came during the periodic meeting of the committee held by the World Customs Organization last Wednesday and concluded its work today, where the meeting discussed a number of axes, the most prominent of which was the discussion of the implications of the Corona pandemic and the extent of its impact on customs business and how to deal with such crises in the future, and the discussion of modernizing general frameworks in trade security and facilitation. And discuss ways of cooperation with regard to air cargo security.

Engineer Al-Zakir stated that one of the most important goals that the committee seeks to achieve is to work on a balance between trade security and facilitation, as the committee has adopted several initiatives in this regard in order to develop frameworks for cooperation between customs and customs of other countries and between customs and the private sector and activate continuous cooperation and coordination between customs and government agencies Related.

Al-Zakir emphasized that Saudi Customs has made great efforts in order to achieve the requirements and foundations of the “general frameworks for security and facilitation of international trade”, as it was keen to activate all the pillars and requirements that include the anchor of the relationship between customs and customs of other countries by developing the level of information exchange with the customs of countries of the world and signing cooperation agreements Customs assists in the security and facilitation of international trade movement and the basis for activating cooperation between customs and the private sector, by launching the targeting center and launching the approved economic operator program that is based on the concept of partnership between customs and commercial establishments and aims to enhance the security of the global supply chain, and at the same time provides more advantages to facilitate Trading. In addition to activating continuous cooperation and coordination between customs and relevant government agencies through their contribution to launching the national electronic system for import and export “Fasah“.

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