Dubai Exports overseas offices score high in attracting foreign buyers to UAE

The Overseas Trade Offices (OTOs) of Dubai Exports (DE), the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), Government of Dubai, are playing a significant role in enabling UAE-based exporters to establish their presence in strategic foreign markets and in connecting them with buyers as well as export facilitators in those markets.

The OTO in Saudi Arabia has helped UAE exporters conclude transactions worth over AED363 million between 2010 and the first quarter of 2013, while the Mumbai-based trade office in India is looking ahead to even busier days having connected more than 300 potential buyers to exporters in the UAE during the first quarter of 2013. India is the UAE’s largest trading partner with bilateral trade growing from USD43 billion (AED157, 939 billion) in 2009 to USD75 billion in 2012.

“Our Overseas Trade Offices have produced significant outcomes in terms of familiarising UAE-based exporters with promising foreign markets and encouraging buyers in these market export competitive products through Dubai,” said Engineer Saed Al Awadi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Exports.

via WAM.