RAKEZ and RAK Customs Unveil ‘Top 10’ Rewards

RAKEZ and RAK Customs Unveil 'Top 10' Rewards

Discover the ‘Top 10’ initiative, a strategic collaboration between RAKEZ and RAK Customs Department, aimed at boosting business excellence and compliance.

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In the ever-evolving world of business, maintaining the highest compliance and operational excellence standards is paramount. Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) and the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Customs Department have joined forces to foster precisely that. In this article, we’ll delve into the ‘Top 10’ initiative, a strategic collaboration between these two powerhouses designed to enrich the business landscape of Ras Al Khaimah while recognizing and rewarding businesses that prioritize adherence to customs laws and regulations.

Understanding RAKEZ and RAK Customs Department

Before diving into the ‘Top 10’ initiative, let’s better understand the key players in this partnership.

RAKEZ: A Hub of Opportunities

RAKEZ, short for Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone, is a dynamic free zone authority offering a thriving business ecosystem to various industries. Established in collaboration with the government of Ras Al Khaimah, RAKEZ provides comprehensive solutions and support to businesses, attracting investors from around the globe.

RAK Customs Department: Guardians of Compliance

On the other side of the spectrum, the RAK Customs Department is pivotal in ensuring that customs laws and regulations are upheld within the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. They are responsible for overseeing the customs clearance processes at free zone gates, thus facilitating the smooth flow of trade.

The ‘Top 10’ Initiative Unveiled

Now that we’ve met the key players let’s explore the ‘Top 10’ initiative, the focal point of this collaboration.

Signing the MoU: A Momentous Occasion

The highlight of this partnership was the signing ceremony of the ‘Top 10’ memorandum of understanding (MoU). The ceremony featured RAKEZ’s Group CEO, Ramy Jallad, and Dr. Mohammed Al Mehrzi, Director General of RAK Customs Department. This ceremonial act marked the official commencement of a journey toward mutual growth and prosperity.

The Essence of the ‘Top 10’

The ‘Top 10’ initiative aims to incentivize and recognize industrial companies within RAKEZ’s purview. These companies consistently adhere to customs laws, procedures, and RAKEZ regulations while maintaining a pristine record with no violations or warnings.

Benefits of the ‘Top 10’ Initiative

What exactly does this initiative bring to the table for businesses? Let’s explore the numerous advantages it offers.

Exclusive Privileges Await

Under the ‘Top 10’ initiative, businesses that uphold the highest compliance and operational excellence standards will be rewarded with exclusive privileges. These incentives motivate and support their continued commitment to regulatory compliance.

Fostering Excellence

This initiative serves as a testament to the outstanding achievements of RAKEZ clients. By recognizing its commitment to excellence, RAKEZ aims to enrich its reputation further while contributing significantly to the flourishing business landscape of Ras Al Khaimah.

Expanding Trade Horizons

The ‘Top 10’ initiative isn’t just about accolades; it’s also about expanding trade volumes. RAKEZ and RAK Customs Department are focused on promoting Ras Al Khaimah as one of the premier investment destinations in the UAE and the wider region.

The Vision of Dr. Al Mehrzi

To gain further insight into the ‘Top 10’ initiative, let’s hear from Dr. Mohammed Al Mehrzi, the Director General of the RAK Customs Department.

Building Trust and Cooperation

Dr. Al Mehrzi emphasizes that this initiative aims to build trust and cooperation bridges between the Customs Department and top investors in the free zones. It’s all about closing the gap between different points of view regarding customs procedures.

Tailored Procedures for Success

Under the ‘Top 10,’ the Customs Department is committed to developing procedures that cater to the specific needs of the free zone work environment. This will be done while ensuring strict adherence to all relevant legislation and laws.

How the ‘Top 10’ Initiative Works

Now, let’s break down the practical aspects of businesses becoming part of the ‘Top 10’ elite.

Demonstrating Consistency

To qualify for the ‘Top 10’ initiative, industrial companies must consistently adhere to customs laws and regulations. This means not just occasional compliance but a sustained commitment to excellence.

A Clean Record

Maintaining a clean record with no violations or warnings is a non-negotiable requirement. This demonstrates a business’s commitment to integrity and adherence to regulations.

Advantages and Incentives

Upon meeting these criteria, businesses can unlock a world of advantages and incentives from being part of the ‘Top 10’ club. These benefits can significantly enhance their competitiveness and growth potential.


In a world where compliance and operational excellence are paramount, the ‘Top 10’ initiative emerges as a beacon of recognition and motivation. RAKEZ and RAK Customs Department have come together to not only applaud businesses that prioritize adherence to customs laws but also to offer them exclusive privileges and incentives. This partnership not only elevates the reputation of RAKEZ but also contributes significantly to the growth of Ras Al Khaimah as a thriving business hub. The ‘Top 10’ initiative is more than an accolade; it’s a testament to the unwavering commitment to excellence in business operations.

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