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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 29/12/2013
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi's exports and re-exports rose marginally to Dh21.31 billion during the first eight months of the year compared to Dh20.90 billion in the same period last year.

The figure was revealed at the fifth Annual Forum of Exporters organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development in the presence of Mohammed Omar Abdullah, undersecretary of the Department. Over 100 public and private sector people participated.

The undersecretary stressed the keenness of the government to enhance the role of the private sector in achieving the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, by boosting the contribution of non-oil sectors to 64 per cent.

The undersecretary noted the key role played by exporters and their efforts to develop products, increase efficiency and capacity to boost exports and raise competitiveness at the regional and international levels.

He said that the department will continue to overcome all obstacles facing the private sector access to world markets; and will continue its support through raising skills, increasing knowledge on exports and promotion of products and services in overseas markets, as well as providing data and information to decision makers and local companies. He called on private sector companies to make use of these services.

Mohamed Omar Abdullah appreciated the government agencies for their contribution in boosting the exports. Those included the General Administration of Customs, the Ministry of Economy, Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC) Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, Abu Dhabi Chamber, the Higher Corporation for Specialised Economic Zones, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Dubai Export Development Corporation, the Department of Transport, Etihad Railway and Abu Dhabi Ports Company.

Dr Adeeb Al Afifi, the director of Foreign Trade and Export Support Division at Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, said: "The routing of exports service, includes the reports provided on foreign markets and trade data, allowing them easy access to global databases and research, which would contribute to identifying appropriate markets and industries for their products." The exports facilitating service, as Dr Afifi, mentioned aim at overcoming the obstacles and difficulties faced by exporters during the export process, and also seeks to facilitate and ease export procedures for manufacturers in cooperation with local and international strategic partners.

"Abu Dhabi Tasdeer" and Abu Dhabi Export Directory were the major initiative highlighted", at the event. The number of export development activities conducted, increased from seven events in 2009 to 39 this year, while beneficiaries from export development services reached 263 this year compared to 196 in 2012.

The presentation revealed that the total number of local companies that were visited by the staff of the Department included 78 factories, while the number of companies which benefited from the exports facilitating service amounted to eight companies.

The number of export development activities conducted during 2013 total reached 10 activities, and the number of beneficiaries was 296 exporting companies, which participated in various events organised in Qatar, Morocco, Algeria, Hannover, Erbil, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Kenya, China and Germany-Cologne.

 


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