Dubai Trade, the single window to the online services of the major trade and logistics operations of DP World, Dubai Customs, and Economic Zones World, has launched the Certified Customs Broker Program (CCB) – a new professional course for the trade and logistics community.
The program provides an insight into the Customs laws and regulations in Dubai for customs brokers, freight forwarders, traders, manufacturers, free zone companies and logistics and transportation service providers.
Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, said, “The program not only saves time for traders but also provides detail on the laws and procedures needed to using the Mirsal 2 platform on the Dubai Trade portal. It also provides guidance on the Customs Tariff & Harmonized System (HS) Codes and improves understanding of international conventions and delivery terms. Knowledge of these procedures helps eliminate unnecessary fines and errors, ensuring smoother transactions between clients and government authorities, making Dubai an even more business-friendly city for imports and exports.”
Trainees can enrol in the CCB Programme by visiting ccb.dubaitrade.ae and are certified on completing 5 modules over 40 working hours spread over 5 days and passing a final examination.
The 5 modules include: Introduction to Dubai Trade & Customs; Customs Law; Incoterms and Trade Related Documents, HS Code and Customs Related Procedures and Dubai Customs e-Services.
One of the first trainees, Sudesh Chaturvedi, Manager of Projects and Special Services at GAC Dubai Freight Services, said: “The Compliance and Regulatory framework is growing more stringent, making customs regulations more elaborate. This course brings all the details together in an organised manner enabling us to complete processes quickly and accurately. It’s a must attend course for all Customs Brokerage professionals.”
Mohit Rai, Head of Operations at DAMCO ME, added: “The CCB bridges the gaps when it comes to the complex variations involved around custom brokerage procedures.”
Geeta Bathija, AGM of Customer Service & Customs Compliance at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics L.L.C., said: “The learning, experiences and ideas we shared on the course have proved invaluable. It will go a long way in embedding knowledge of the regulations in the industry.”