Agadir Agreement Head of the Technical Unit signs a cooperation protocol with the President of the Arab Union Customs Trustees
Dr. Fakhri Hazaimeh, Chief Executive of the Technical Unit for Agadir Agreement HE Dr. Mamdouh Rifai, President of the Union & the accompanying delegation, at the technical unit headquarter in Jordan, to sign a protocol of co-operation between the Arab Union of Customs trustees and the Technical Unit of the Agadir Agreement. Signing this agreement will be in framework of cooperation sought by the Union to facilitate and overcome obstacles for the Arab trade exchange and intra-Arab trade movement.
Dr. Fakhri Hazaimeh, Chief Executive of Agadir Agreement Technical Unit said that the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Arab Union of Customs trustees represents a first step to opening channels of cooperation with the Union and developing a plan of action in areas of mutual interest, especially with respect to customs work that serves the Member States and support realize the technical unity vision and mission through availing from the experiences. He pointed out that the technical unit of the Agadir Agreement attaches great importance to the issues of trade facilitation and the reduction of non-tariff restrictions and to the achievement of the goals set by the Agadir Agreement and the application of cooperation and coordination among member countries in the area of ??trade facilitation and the elimination of non-tariff restrictions.
He added that the signing of the memorandum of understanding with the Arab Union of Customs trustees is one of the mechanisms adopted by the technical unit to facilitate trade between the member countries of the agreement by spreading awareness about the advantages of the Agadir Agreement and the agreements concluded between the customs administrations in Agadir countries in the fields of mutual recognition of the economic operator, electronic link and information exchange as well as the guidelines in the fields of import and export and customs regulations.
Dr. Mamdouh Rifai, President of the Arab Union of Customs trustees, said that the union aims to activate the Arab agreements signed between the Arab countries, as well as to educate exporters, importers and customs trustees on how to benefit from these agreements through the establishment of (conferences, symposiums, workshop, courses.. .etc).
Al-Rifai added that the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Technical Unit of the Agadir Agreement is a major step for the Union to reach its objectives and that the technical unit of the Agadir can benefit from the experiences of the Union in the fields of electronic certificates of origin and application of the one-window and technical studies exchange in different fields.
It is worth mentioning that this agreement aims to open channels of cooperation in areas of common interest related to customs. Among the areas provided for by the memorandum that the Union notifies the Community of Businessmen and Economic Traders with Agadir agreement through training courses, symposiums and workshops organized in cooperation with the technical unit through support by experts from the technical unit, and the support by experts of the members of the Union in the activities of customs work, either in training or the preparation of studies and research and field survey, as well as the exchange of scientific media related to the topics that of interest Especially in the field of customs and trade facilitation. In addition to adopt an annual implementation plan for joint activities, accordingly, the members of the Agadir Agreement are (Egypt - Morocco - Tunisia - Jordan).
The agreement signing was attended by Dr. Mamdouh Rifai, President of the union, and members of the General Assembly, Mr. Wasfi Shawakfa, Mr. Tayseer Al-Khudari, Mr. Mousa Yassin and Ms. Rana Al-Jamal, President of the Federation office manager.
On the part of Agadir Agreement Technical Unit,
Dr. Fakhri Hazeema, Head of Unit and Dr. Mohamed Tolba, Director of Commercial
Relations and Mrs. / Haifa El Gamal, Unit Executive Assistant.