After GCC Customs Union… it’s turn of Arab League

Arab League discusses measures to unify customs tariffs

CAIRO 7 July 2017: A review of the efforts made and studies conducted to unify customs tariffs among Arab nations was the main topic of discussions at the 37th meeting of the Arab Unified Customs Tariff Committee in which the UAE participated in Cairo at the Arab League premises.

The meeting occasioned a review of the requirements of standardising customs tariffs and mechanisms of negotiations on this score, said Mashaal Al Otaiba, the official in charge of the Customs Union File at the Arab League, noting that a workshop was organised over the past two days to review the efforts made to stamp out obstacles impeding the launch of unified customs tariffs for the greater Arab good.

Tariq Abdullah Bourhima, Chairman of the Customs Affairs Department at the Federal Customs Authority, led the UAE delegation to the meeting.

By Rajive Singh