Kuwait General Administration of Customs signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Ports Group

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Abu Dhabi May 13, 2022:

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Abu Dhabi Ports Group and Kuwait General Administration of Customs for Virtual Trade Corridor between the two countries. This agreement will help in simplification and facilitation of cross-border trade with the help of new policies, procedures and integrated solutions.

With the establishment of the new virtual trade corridor, customs authorities in both countries will be able to access pre-arrival information for international cargo movements, making cross-validation of information significantly faster and promoting pre-clearance of goods. The MoU will also provide for accelerated procedures for expediting shipments of perishable goods and reduce dwell time at borders. The digital integration also has significant safety and security benefits, improving visibility for authorities over any possible risks associated with goods that move between the two nations, as well as reducing the inspection rate and simplifying procedures for authorization holders.

UAE Ambassador to Kuwait, Dr. Al Neyadi said, “The UAE and Kuwait have a vast cooperation opportunity as they both have exceptionally promising markets. We are confident that the cooperation between AD Ports Group and Kuwait General Administration of Customs will enhance trade exchange between the two countries, and will support their efforts in achieving digital transformation goals, streamlining shipping procedures to reduce transportation and shipping costs, as well as expanding economic cooperation.”

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