The United Arab of Emirates prepares to participate in various events such as international fairs, regional exhibitions and local forums to promote and boosts its exports industry.
Some of the major events on the list are Hannover Fair in Germany, the Annual Investment Forum in Dubai in April, Expo Pakistan in Karachi in September and Sial Food in Paris in October.
For this month, the country’s Minister of Economy will head the country’s delegation on the Partnership Summit in Bangalore. Subsequently, there will be official trips to the United States, Russia and China to promote trade.
The trade promotion department will also focus this year on organizing events and activities for exporters in Saudi Arabia, China and central Asia, where Abu Dhabi has a number of memorandums of understandings. Four trade delegations will be sent to Ethiopia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and China, focusing on construction and hydrocarbons.
Recently, the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development revealed that the value of the emirate’s foreign trade stood at Dh128.9 billion at the end of 2013, with imports accounting for Dh98.1bn, re-exports Dh16.2bn and exports Dh14.6bn.