DCCI show­cases Dubai’s com­pet­i­tive ad­van­tages

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DUBAI: The Dubai Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try (DCCI) re­cently par­tic­i­pated in the 4th Na­tional Ex­port Fo­rum in Kiev where the or­gan­i­sa­tion show­cased Dubai’s eco­nomic prospects and com­pet­i­tive ad­van­tages as a strate­gic trade hub.

Dur­ing the fo­rum, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Cham­ber’s Azer­bai­jan of­fice de­liv­ered an in­for­ma­tive pre­sen­ta­tion high­light­ing Dubai’s global ap­peal and var­i­ous strengths in­clud­ing its ideal ge­o­graphic lo­ca­tion be­tween East and West, world-class in­fra­struc­ture, busi­ness-friendly en­vi­ron­ment and at­trac­tive free zones.

Uae-ukrainian trade has re­mained ro­bust over the last few years, the pre­sen­ta­tion re­vealed, with iron and steel, ma­chin­ery and dairy prod­ucts be­ing the top prod­ucts ex­ported from Ukraine to the UAE. On the other hand, plas­tics and poly­mer ma­te­ri­als, ma­chin­ery, cof­fee and tea were the top prod­ucts ex­ported from the UAE to Ukraine.

The pre­sen­ta­tion high­lighted sev­eral key sec­tors and ar­eas where UAE and Ukrainian com­pa­nies can ex­plore bi­lat­eral busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties, such as food se­cu­rity, se­cu­rity and cy­ber se­cu­rity, smart ser­vices, health­care, hos­pi­tal­ity and tourism, and ed­u­ca­tion.

Omar Khan, Di­rec­tor of In­ter­na­tional Of­fices at Dubai Cham­ber stressed the im­por­tance of par­tic­i­pat­ing in trade events like the Na­tional Ex­port Fo­rum as they pro­vide the Cham­ber with an ideal plat­form to pro­mote Dubai on a global level and build re­la­tion­ships with key stake­hold­ers and traders.

He noted that there is strong in­ter­est among Ukrainian com­pa­nies that are keen to ex­plore ex­port trade op­por­tu­ni­ties in the MENASA re­gion and lever­age Dubai’s po­si­tion as a strate­gic trade hub to ex­pand their reach in new mar­kets.

In ad­di­tion, he em­pha­sised the im­por­tant role played by the Cham­ber’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive of­fices in strength­en­ing Dubai’s trade re­la­tion­ships, adding that such ef­forts fall in line with the Cham­ber’s strat­egy of ex­plor­ing promis­ing mar­kets around the world and iden­ti­fy­ing at­trac­tive busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties for its 220,000 mem­bers.

The 4th Na­tional Ex­port Fo­rum, jointly or­gan­ised by the Ukrainian Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try and the Kiev City State Ad­min­is­tra­tion, brought to­gether more than 150 par­tic­i­pants from 14 coun­tries, in­clud­ing Ger­many, Poland, Hun­gary, Canada, Lithua­nia, the UAE, Ge­or­gia, Italy and Nige­ria, among oth­ers.

The fo­rum took place on June 4th and aimed to sup­port Ukrainian ex­porters, ex­pand their reach in for­eign mar­kets and ad­dress ob­sta­cles that are lim­it­ing trade growth. Ukrainian busi­nesses and govern­ment lead­ers at­tend­ing the event ex­pressed their in­ten­tion to con­tinue boost­ing ex­ports to the UAE and the Mena re­gion and high­lighted Dubai’s role as an im­por­tant eco­nomic part­ner to Ukraine and the Com­mon­wealth of In­de­pen­dent States.

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