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 Strategic Partners

Strategic Partnership Selection Criteria

For an Organization to achieve the mandate in providing continuous innovative services and facilities for its Exporters and Customers, by pursuing Mutual Agreements and MoUs with local and International private or government entities by selecting Strategic Partners through particular criteria to achieve the effectiveness of partnership:

  • Encourage companies to join DE Membership & Improved delivery of Export services.
  • Support DE members by providing International Market Information to meet the exporting needs to international markets.
  • Learning/Benchmarking/training and /or access to trade/business information.
  • Mutual cooperation, promotion, facilitation & Advocacy.
  • International on-the-ground support.
  • Provision of value added export services to Dubai Export and/or DE members.
 
For Further information please contact Export Initiatives & Partnerships Department on +971 4 4455310

Local Partners

Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) was established by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, to provide buyer’s credit facilities in form of loans and guarantees to boost and open new markets for UAE exports.
The initiative seeks to support the national economy and enhance its competitiveness in line with the UAE’s strategies aimed at advancing economic diversification as a pillar of sustainable development, through expanding the range of export products and commodities.

 

Contact Point for DE & its Exporters:

Email: adex@adfd.ae

Phone: +971 2 693 9436,  +971 2 693 9437,  +971 2 693 9400,  +971 2 693 9444

For Further information Contact Export Initiatives & Partnerships Department, Tel: 04-4455310

 

 

 Al-Futtaim Logistics is a leading supply chain management company.  Established in 1980, Al-Futtaim Logistics, part of Al-Futtaim Group, is one of the logistics pioneers in the UAE with global reach to 150 countries through its strategic network partner.

Al-Futtaim Logistics provide integrated solutions for customers in Automotive, Retail, Fashion, Food, Footwear, Industrial, Engineering, Electronics, High-Tech, Humanitarian, Project Cargo, Exhibition and Home Delivery segment.

Their service capabilities extend to Freight Forwarding & Customs Clearance, Warehousing & Contract Logistics, Cross Border Transportation & Distribution, Corporate Passenger Transportation, Relocations and International Moving.


Dubai Trade is the premier trade facilitation entity that offers integrated electronic services from various trade and logistics service providers in Dubai under a single window. It underlines Dubai's position as the ideal base for trading across borders with its unique geographical location, excellent infrastructure and seamless processes across the private sector and government agencies.

Dubai Trade integrates the major stakeholders in the trade and logistics operations including DP World, Dubai Customs, and Economic Zones World.
 
The Dubai Trade portal offers a single window to the online services of its stakeholders and provides a streamlined flow of services designed around customer needs and targeted at customer satisfaction.

Dubai Trade offers service and business excellence with its customer centric strategy at the core of its operations, a value that you will feel in each and every service you access in the portal. With the growth pace of Dubai as a driver, Dubai Trade will always be on a fast-moving path towards achieving it's stated vision.

Dubai Trade Vision:


Dubai Trade is driven by its vision to "Transform the end-to-end trade supply chain and establish Dubai as the leading trading & logistics hub of the world."

Dubai Trade Mission:

The mission of Dubai Trade is "To make trade easier, faster and cost effective for all stakeholders through continued improvement of processes and application of technology."

Dubai Trade Strategic Goals:

    • Establish Dubai Trade to be the single window for trade in Dubai
    • Increase customer adoption of all key transactional e-services on Dubai Trade Portal.
    • Establish a seamless and streamlined trade facilitation process.

 

 

Dubai Customs is one of the largest contributors to the economic life of the emirate. It adopts the "development and modernization" program, which paves the way towards achieving the vision of Dubai Customs as "a pioneering customs department in the world", and obtaining its general goals that it aspires to through services which includes: Registration and licensing, Customs clearance, and Issuing certificates and trade statistics reports.

 

"Dubai Multi Commodities Center" was established mainly for trading; which strengthens the role of the Emirate of Dubai as a leading center for international commodity trading and the fastest growing free zone in the world. They regulate, promote, and facilitate trade across a range of goods from gold, diamonds, and precious metals to tea, food, and industrial materials. Today, as home to major multinationals and start-ups, they connect a large number of businesses with the world-class services, leading infrastructure, and vibrant community in order to achieve growth and prosperity of their businesses.

 

For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems.

Intertek is an industry leader with more than 44,000 employees in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. We deliver Total Quality Assurance expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our industry-winning processes and customer-centric culture. Whether your business is local or global, we can help to ensure that your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world. We hold extensive global accreditations, recognitions, and agreements, and our knowledge of and expertise in overcoming regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles is unrivalled.

 

Government & Trade Services (GTS)

Intertek helps governments, customs, and national standards organisations improve the compliance of imports with safety standards, protect import duty revenues, and secure the international supply chain.

Our expertise and Conformity Assessment Programs help ensure imported goods meet safety and other standards. Our worldwide network of offices delivers rapid inspection, certification, and shipment valuations. Our verification services provide the assurance you need for engaging in international trade.

Countries that are looking to raise their economic profile, protect their environment and its citizens, implement and execute imported goods assessments.

Intertek is a leading provider in Testing, Inspecting and Certification accredited worldwide by governments, commercial organizations, co-operations, importers and exporters in facilitating trade.

 

Contact Point for DE & its Exporters:

Shereen Alasmar 

Regional Sales & Marketing Manager, GTS Middle East
Government & Trade Services

Direct: +971 4 3178218

Mobile: +971 56 9912923

Office: 971 4 3178777 

Fax: +971 (4) 3316883

Email: shereen.alasmar@intertek.com

 

Intertek International Ltd Dubai Branch

Millennium Plaza Tower, 14th Floor

Sheikh Zayed Road

P.O. Box 26290

Dubai, U.A.E.

 

The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) was established in 2001 as the sole body for standardization and metrology related activities in the UAE. As a full member of ISO, ESMA shares the knowledge of standards development with all stakeholders, whilst ensuring that standards in the UAE are in line with international scientific developments, including ISO standards.


Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is one of the world's biggest developers of Economic Zones, Logistics and R&D driven industrial parks. Jafza is built over an area of 48 square kilometres and it ranks among the world's largest and the fastest growing free zones.


Dubai Statistics Centre is a Government of Dubai entity solely responsible for collecting, analysing and disseminating statistical data for the Emirate. The centre specialises in the construction of a modern and comprehensive statistical system with world-class standards and practices.

 

Dubai Airport Free Zone offers investors one of the most attractive incentive packages to help them expand and grow in a city known not only as a melting pot of world civilisations but also as a gateway to markets exceeding half of the world's population.


 

Dubai Internet City (DIC) is the Middle East and North Africa's largest information and communications technology cluster. DIC hosts a dynamic international community of IT companies as well as a number of growing enterprises, entrepreneurships and ventures.


 

SGS Gulf Ltd. is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.

SGS Gulf ltd. has extensive accredited testing facilities in the region for Food chemical, Microbiological, Pesticides & Cosmetics (chemical & microbiological), Mineral, Environmental, Oil Gas & Chemicals.

 

SGS Gulf Ltd. is an authorized Certifying body for:

  1. Mandatory Certificate of Conformity for exports to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon etc.
  2. ESMA-ECAS & EQM Product Conformity certifications for various product scopes in UAE like Low Voltage Electrical Devices, Personal care & perfumes, Food contact material etc.
  3. GSO- G Mark Certification for Low Voltage Electrical Devices & Toys
  4. ESMA - Halal Certification

 

Contact Point for DE & its Exporters:

Mr. Rajesh Mehta

Operations Manager

Email: Rajesh.Mehta@sgs.com

Mobile: +971 50 658 9894


Dubai Free Zones Council was established in 2015 by Decree No. 13 and it aims to enable Dubai's Free Zones in becoming a leading global destination for investment and a key contributor to the Emirates strategic goals. It provides a platform for seamless collaboration amongst Free Zones in order to enhance their performance and global competitiveness.

 

Contact Point for Dubai Exports' Members:

Mr. Shiban Haithem

Position: Coordinator

Email: shaithem@dfzc.ae

Mobile: +971561650220 / Office: +9714 5015551


 

Francorp is headquartered in the USA.  In UAE, under the name Francorp Middle East, Francorp ME, provides franchise program development services which include Consultations, strategic Planning, market research, document drafting etc., all with the goal of developing and facilitating franchisors.

 

Collaboration with Dubai Exports (DE) involves the following:

    • Exchange and share trade data, market/ sector and regulatory information and studies.
    • Learning, benchmarking, staff training and sharing best export practices.
    • Present capabilities and showcase products and services through selected relevant events organized from time to time;
    • Inviting qualified companies to join the Dubai Export Development Corporation membership program free of charge.

 

Contact Point for DE & its Exporters:

Mr. Imad Charaf Eddine

Chairman

Email: imad@francorpme.com

Mobile: +971 503951311


 

Consolidated Shipping Services (CSS) Group, established in 1995 in Dubai, UAE, is one of the fastest growing NVOCCs. Being a prominent name in the field of freight forwarding in the Middle East and South Asia. CSS Group has to its credit an excellent list of Global Network Partners. Also it has a dedicated and highly skilled team of over 750 professionals around the globe offering integrated freight forwarding & logistics solutions to a varied clientele. CSS is rated among the top customers of major shipping lines operating in the region. This reputation has provided competitive rates and space with major liners. The organization caters to LCL services with an impressive 1,650 destinations of weekly services.

 

CSS offers value added services provied to Dubai Exports Members:

    • Dedicated Account Manager.
    • Free information/updates on shipping & logistics.
    • Packing, Ocean, Air & land, freight to transports and other services.
    • For Selected services, preferential packages will be offered, apart from offering free trade advisory services

       

Contact Point for Dubai Exports Members:

Mr. Santanu Datta

Sales & Biz. Development

Email: santanu@cssdubai.com

Phone: 056 5447860 / +971 4 8831303

 

ECI is the United Arab Emirates' national credit insurance agency, as a result of an initiative by the UAE Federal Government in late 2017, mandated to secure national export credit, and support the export and re-export of UAE goods, works, services, and the foreign investments of the UAE companies, through the provision of a range of export credit, financing and investment insurance products. This project formed one of several measures drawn up to accelerate and sustain National Economic Diversification and Development.

 

ECI offers value added services to Dubai Exports' Members:

    • Dedicated Account Manager.
    • Free information/updates on Credit insurance.
    • For Selected services, preferential packages will be offered, apart from offering free trade advisory services. 

Contact Point for Dubai Exports' Members

Mr. Feras Al Hamwi

Head Of Strategic Partnerships

Email: feras.alhamwi@eci.gov.ae

Mobile: +97150 2853522 / +9714 4096945

 



International Partners

Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.
It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.
Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.

 

PRO ECUADOR is the official organization for trade and investment promotion of the Republic of Ecuador, responsible of fostering Ecuadorian exports and foreign investment. The organization is adjunct to the Ecuadorian Ministry of International Trade and it operates with the aim of enhancing the competitiveness of the country as a preferred trading and investment partner. PRO ECUADOR has 30 Overseas Trade Offices, focusing on research, trading and international business.

PRO ECUADOR aims to open new markets for Ecuadorian products, identifying market opportunities, buyers, entry market requirements, and participation in trade promotion events such as international exhibitions, trade missions and business conferences. 

Stemming from the Government's drive to raise the competitiveness and pace of development, Jordan's Upgrading and Modernization Programme (JUMP) and the Euro-Jordanian Export Programme (EJEP) were integrated with JEDCO in 2006, to provide complete and integrated services.

 

The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade – is the Australian Government's trade, investment and education promotion agency. Through a network of offices in over 50 countries, Austrade assists Australian companies to grow their international business, attracts productive foreign direct investment into Australia and promotes Australia's education sector internationally.  

 

The German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK) was founded in May 2009 and inaugurated by the former German Federal Minister of Economy and Technology.

 

The Export Promotion Bureau (ProChile), an agency under the Foreign Ministry's Directorate General for International Economic Relations, works to advance and consolidate Chilean trade policy.

 

KOTRA was established in 1962 to bolster the Korean economy through trade and has since travelled alongside Korea on its journey of economic growth. In the 1960s and 70s, KOTRA developed overseas markets and in doing so served as a driving force in increasing Korea's exports. In the 1980s, KOTRA led efforts to achieve economic diplomacy in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

 

A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers.

 

The Algerian Agency for the Promotion of Foreign Trade, established in 2004, is a public administrative body under the Algeria Ministry of Commerce.  

        

The National Centre for Marketing is one of the top Belarusian consulting companies that renders a complex of services to promote foreign economic activity of the Republic of Belarus, as well as provides comprehensive support for procurement procedures.

 

The Korea International Trade Association(KITA) was established in 1946 with the objective of advancing the Korean economy through trade, and is currently the largest business organization in Korea with over 70,000 member companies. Representing the interests of Korea's global traders.

 

The Official Joint Business Council set up by both the UAE and Indian Governments for promoting economic synergy between both the countries.

 

aicep Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP) is a Portuguese Government business entity, focused in encouraging the best foreign companies to invest in Portugal and contribute to the success of Portuguese companies abroad in their internationalization processes or export activities.

It is an "one-stop-shop" Agency, and reliable partner, whenever businessmen are looking to invest or buy Portuguese services or products.

aicep Portugal Global Group also includes aicep Global Parques - an industrial parks management entity that helps you in the process of choosing the best location for your business.

 

Invest SP mission is to foster development of the State of São Paulo economy through investment and export promotion. The Agency also seeks to stimulate innovation in the State and help improve São Paulo’s business environment

 

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is a government economic development and trade promotion agency. It offers strategic advice, access to networks and influencers, research and market intelligence, and targeted financial support to help businesses on their international journey and works to promote and support the growth of New Zealand business overseas.

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