Dubai Customs organizes training course on CITES Convention
WAM Dubai, July 4th, 2012 (WAM) -- In collaboration with the International Fund for Animal Welfare and with the participation of 33 inspectors from different Customs Centers, Dubai Customs organized a three days training course about the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The three days training course program comes within a series of training and workshops programs being organized by Dubai Customs with the objective of raising awareness of customs inspectors about international agreements and improving their inspection skills in dealing with endangered fauna and flora related seizures as to achieve Dubai Customs` strategic vision on supporting legitimate international trade and enhancing Dubai`s image worldwide.
During the three days training program inspectors were trained on how to deal with endangered fauna and flora globally as provided for by local and regional legislations together with the Articles of CITES to which UAE accessed in 1990.
The Cooperative Memorandum of Understanding inked earlier by Dubai Customs aims at training 1000 inspection officers throughout the year in order to raise their awareness about CITES and supporting the concept of Green Customs within the framework of Dubai Customs` efforts to enhance its human capabilities` skills and competencies towards the protection of environment and conserving the wild life together with combating trading in endangered fauna and flora specimens in collaboration with its local and external stakeholders led by the Ministry of Environment and Water and World Customs Organization.