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American Business Council FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Goodnight Company Name: American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates Tel: 04.379.1414 Email: Website:

Dubai Customs Hosts American Business Community DUBAI – SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 His Excellency Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Director General Dubai Customs, hosted members of The American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates (ABC) for an informational breakfast this morning. His Excellency Ahmed Butti Ahmed has held several similar breakfasts with business councils representing various countries aimed at providing stakeholders with an understanding of Dubai Customs’ activities while being available to address any concerns they may have. ABC members met this initiative with great appreciation and optimism.

The ABC has many members who regularly import and export goods through Dubai and the knowledge gained at this event will facilitate smooth customs transactions to further the strong bilateral trade relationship which continues to grow today.

ABOUT DUBAI CUSTOMS Dubai Customs is considered one of the leading government departments taking part in enhancing sustainable development and promoting Dubai’s image worldwide, turning it into a principal capital, business and tourism destination, as it facilitates smooth movement of legitimate trade and leverages economic and social development. Dubai Customs plays a key role in protecting the community, and for that purpose utilizes the latest and most advanced scanning and inspection devices world-class, side-byside to the high qualified human cadre whose members received specialized training courses programs in various areas.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL The American Business Council of Dubai & the Northern Emirates operates under the auspices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry and functions as a Chapter of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. Since its founding in 1985, the American Business Council has supported U.S. business interests in Dubai & the Northern Emirates and acts as a liaison between government and commercial enterprises.

The American Business Council is a 500 plus member-driven organization. Fortune 500 companies and key business leaders are well represented among the members of the American Business Council. The American Business Council provides a forum for understanding and interaction between the local business community and members of the American Business Council. Members are supported through a robust calendar of informational programs, round-table discussions, and business networking opportunities.

For more information about the American Business Council and to learn how members are engaged, visit us at



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