Dubai Chamber of Commerce through its office in Mozambique will host a webinar entitled “Tap Into Dubai’s F&B Sector” in partnership with ZimTrade and The Corporate Group (TCG) which aims at sharing with Zimbabwean and Southern African traders, Dubai’s F&B trends and opportunities.
The webinar will cover the following topics:
- Guidelines to Export Food Products to Dubai
- Finding Food Distributors in Dubai
- Establishing a legal presence in Dubai
- Zimbabwe’s Food Market Outlook
Experts from TCG will cover the first three topics while the last topic will be covered by ZimTrade CEO, Mr. Allan Majuru.
Dubai’s trade with Africa is now worth $45bn a year, with Eastern and Southern Africa accounting for the lion’s share due to their geographic proximity and historical ties. Trade with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) specifically is worth $5.2bn, or 11% of total trade. South Africa is the biggest market at present, worth $3.5bn, followed by Botswana at $1.3bn. Agribusiness is a priority in the majority of Southern African Countries.
Abdulla Momade, Dubai Chamber Chief Representative of Mozambique & Southern Africa said “In Zimbabwe, the fruits and vegetable sector is the 6th largest agricultural export earner, with a 6.5% share in the country’s agricultural GDP and 26.9% of food and beverage exports over the period 2015 – 2019. We believe the webinar is another great platform to showcase the market trends and opportunities that African businesses can take advantage of, from establishing a legal presence in Dubai to finding the right partners and distributors for fresh products”.
The webinar is part of a number of initiatives the Dubai Chamber of Commerce has been developing in order to capitalize on the good momentum of the relationship between Dubai and Africa.
Registration for the webinar is free of charge and can be done at this link