DT World (Dubai) offered Ukraine to modernise its customs system
At the end of February 2021, a meeting with representatives of DT World (UAE) was held at the President’s Office. It was dedicated to the reform of the Ukrainian customs (source: press service of the Ukrainian Cabinet's Office).
DT World is a 100% subsidiary of the global trade enabler DP World Group, who operates 78 ports terminals and manages logistics parks and economic zones in 40 countries around the globe. The company is specialised in trade facilitation solutions and services. Representatives of the Emirati company offered Ukraine cooperation in reforming, modernising Ukrainian customs, as well as simplifying, accelerating and improving its work.
DT World COO Mahmood Al Bastaki said that the company has experience working with customs services in more than 100 countries around the world. They offer solutions that help reform and modernise customs, improve the protection of state borders against illegal movement of goods thanks to an automatic risk assessment system for all transactions.
The implementation of the approaches and solutions we propose will result in an increased trade volume and national GDP growth. Ukraine can significantly improve its logistics performance index (LPI) of the World Bank, which is a reference point for investors.Mahmood Al Bastaki, COO of fDT World
In turn, Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov noted that the key problem for Ukraine is not IT development, but the reengineering of processes. Therefore, he asked if the company could help in this matter within the scope of potential cooperation. The Head of DT World proposed to organise an appropriate team that will study the Ukrainian system, conduct a comprehensive audit, and offer the Ukrainian side a roadmap for future work.
It should be noted that the Deputy Head of the Office of the President Yulia Sviridenko proposed to focus primarily on the development of the roadmap and submit it to the management for consideration.
Source: Sudohodstvo Shipping