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Customs, Council of Saudi Chambers Discuss Developing Logistics Services

Customs, Council of Saudi Chambers Discuss Developing Logistics Services

Tuesday, 17 December, 2019 - 15:45

The Customs and Council of Saudi Chambers are expected to discuss in a meeting on Tuesday initiatives to facilitate the movement of trade and develop logistical services and air freight procedures.

The meeting is organized by the Jizan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and aims at increasing the flow of global trade among Asia, Europe, and Africa in order to enhance the Kingdom's economic gains.

This comes at a time when Saudi Arabia continues its plans to invest its geographical location by converting it into an international logistic hub.

This goal is an implementation of one of the most important pillars of its strategy aimed at facilitating trade exchange in line with objectives of the “Kingdom's Vision 2030.”

The meeting aims to showcase the Kingdom as an attractive environment for investment and a global platform for customs and logistic services.

It also targets enhancing the Kingdom's position to become the first choice as a logistic hub at the regional level for linking the three continents.

The Kingdom also plans to assume the first position regionally in providing distinguished customs services to become a global logistics platform.

Dr. Abdul Rahman Baeshen, member of Jizan Chamber, told Asharq Al-Awsat that this meeting will address eight main subjects to enhance cooperation among the customs, the Council of Chambers, and Jizan Chamber.

It targets maximizing the benefit from the Kingdom's distinguished logistical location close to energy sources as a catalyst for a new start towards industry, export, and re-export to all world countries.

According to Baeshen, Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the construction of ports, railways, roads, and airports.

It has also bolstered its customs partnership with the private sector to complete infrastructure projects, develop and link them to its regional environment, and increase its gains by boosting effective governance and active procedures and a highly efficient and advanced customs system.

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