Free zone deal to smoothen flow of goods in run-up to Expo

Initiative will improve services and unify policies and procedures to make the flow of goods between free zones more efficient
Free Zone, Expo 2020

DP World, UAE Region and Dubai South have signed a deal to facilitate the entry and exit of goods between Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and Dubai South in the run-up to Expo 2020.

The deal is aimed at enhancing the services for customers at the security gates by unifying policies and procedures between the two free zones.

In addition to the supply chain route efficiencies, the two sides will also engage in an exchange of knowledge in leading industry practices that would further enhance the management of trade flows between Jafza and Dubai South.

Dubai South has been one of the fastest growing free zones and preferred trade gateway in the UAE, serving key regional markets including Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.

The 145-square-kilometer free zone is the venue of Expo 2020 and is close to Dubai’s second airport, Al Maktoum International.

The agreement was signed between HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, and Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of DP World, UAE Region, and CEO of Jafza at the Dubai South headquarters.

HE Khalifa Al Zaffin said: “In line with the vision of our leaders to maintain Dubai’s excellence in the facilitation of goods and services, the signing of agreement with DP World is part of our proactive efforts to ensure more efficient operations and, thereby, smoother transport of goods between the Dubai South and Jafza.

“This will provide great benefits, especially for companies and participants of the upcoming Expo 2020, which will require easy processing of their entry and exit between these free zones.”

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