Saleh Al Khaliwi, Director General of the Saudi Arabian Department of Customs (SADC), expressed his confidence in the outcome of the third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, especially the recommendations issued regarding the establishment of an Arab Customs Union by 2015, Arab News reported.
Al Khaliwi explained the intricate nature of the Riyadh summit, including the challenges of forming a unified customs union. He reassured that the Arab leaders were keen on successfully implementing the Arab Customs Union on its planned date, pointing out that a special committee will regularly follow up.
On the other hand, Al Khaliwi denied the entry of contaminated Chinese chairs into the Kingdom, indicating that the Saudi Customs did not record the entry of any radioactive goods. “There are modern devices available at all key customs ports that detect radioactive materials,” Al Khaliwi reassured.