Dubai: Dubai Customs has won the Excellence in Innovation Award in the Enterprise Connected View category from the international organization “Open Group.”
This award was presented during a virtual awards ceremony, highlighting Dubai Customs as an exemplary role model among customs authorities on a global scale.
The “Open Group,” headquartered in the United States, specializes in leading and advancing technical standards and certifications. With over 900 members encompassing information technology suppliers, users, academics, and consultants from various fields worldwide, it plays a pivotal role in shaping industry practices.
The award ceremony brought together thought leaders in enterprise design, innovation, and excellence from diverse corners of the globe. The event not only showcased best practices and applications in areas like enterprise design, information technology, innovation, excellence, digital transformation strategies, risk management, global supply chain, and information security but also emphasized the significance of innovative initiatives that foster a knowledge-based economy, ultimately fueling global economic growth.
Mr. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation, expressed his happiness about this global achievement.
Dubai Customs’ Cross-Border E-Commerce Platform, a part of the broader “Dubai e-commerce strategy,” aspires to position Dubai as a premier global hub for e-commerce. This initiative encourages businesses and e-commerce investors to establish regional hubs in Dubai, aligning with the directive for local and regional e-commerce expansion set forth by the leadership. The project’s success is achieved by reducing the overall operational costs associated with e-commerce, including expenses related to return goods, storage, and transportation.
Dubai Customs has received this award for the second year in a row for its Smart “Munaseq” initiative, which utilizes artificial intelligence technology to offer stakeholders a new means of quickly obtaining HS Codes for goods and receiving essential customs information, such as descriptions, duty rates, and restriction status.