Dubai Customs: Dh11b is Dubai trade in foodstuff in Q1, 2020, and food security is a priority
Foodstuff trade in Dubai runs smoothly as planned by the authorities thanks to a number of additional steps and measures taken by Dubai Customs in support of food security in the UAE. Dubai Customs has put in place all necessary arrangements and requirements to ensure delivery of foodstuff to the market without any delay. Inspectors and other employees at the customs centers provide the best services to facilitate foodstuff trade in line with the national efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces confirmed it to everyone not to worry because “Food and medicine are a red line.”
Dubai external trade in foodstuff in Q1, 2020 made Dh11b (2.87 million tons). Dubai Customs works in tandem with Dubai Municipality to enable all citizens and residents to have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food, including vegetables, fruits, meats, poultry and fish for an active and healthy life at affordable prices.
“Facilitating trade in foodstuff is our highest priority now, whilst taking all measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus,” said Nasim Al Muhairi, Director of the Statistics Department at Dubai Customs. “Making sure food is available and everybody has access to it is very important. We have the human and technological potential to facilitate trade and secure the borders, aided by our dedicated employees who excel even in hard times.”
Al Muhairi added they work closely with strategic government partners and businesses in the food sector to meet the market’s needs against any external pressures.