Dubai Exports program to assist importers
The export development agency will set up meetings for Brazilian food product buyers and Emirati exporters during Gulfood, the expo opening on February 26 in Dubai.
São Paulo – The Brazilian office of the Dubai Export Development Corporation (aka Dubai Exports) will assist Brazilian importers during the Gulfood expo, set to run from February 26 to March 2 in Dubai. Dubai Exports is an agency of Dubai’s Department of Economic Development.
Brazilian companies in Dubai during the trade show looking to reach out to prospective local food suppliers will get help from the agency. Over 100 businesses from Brazil will be in the area organized by the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), either in space supplied year the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce or in standalone stands.
“We will steer importing companies at the Gulfood towards Emirati exporters and suppliers,” Dubai Exports’ manager for Exports Development in Brazil, Bruno Bassi, said in an interview with ANBA. Air travel and accommodation are not included.
According to Bassi, the main focus will be on dried fruits, especially dates, but other available items include nuts, chocolates and Arab candy, sweet and savory snacks, juices, jelly, sauces, and even camel’s milk.
Dubai Exports will hook the Brazilians up with Arab companies at Gulfood that purvey the products they seek. In case none of the exhibiting companies match the profile, arrangement s will be made for the Brazilian importers to visit businesses outside the expo.
The program also includes services such as briefing on market needs, lists of product suppliers, assistance with visas, and access to the Gulfood, plus information and support regarding the importation process.
An onsite Dubai Exports team will provide support at the Gulfood. Brazilian companies interested in the services should get in touch with Dubai Exports by next Tuesday, February 21 (see contact information below). The Gulfood expo will take place at the Dubai World Trade Center, featuring over 5,000 exhibitors from 114 countries.
+55 11 4063 6066
*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum