(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The mou was signed last week by adil al zarooni senior vice-president - sales jafza and rubens hannun vice-president arab brazilian chamber of commerce at the chamber?s headquarters in sao paulo.
adil al zarooni and rubens hannun signing the agreement in sao paulo. — supplied photo
jebel ali free zone (jafza) the flagship free zone operation of economic zones world (ezw) has signed a memorandum of understanding with arab brazilian chamber of commerce to further strengthen bilateral commercial relations between the two sides.
the mou was signed last week by adil al zarooni senior vice-president - sales jafza and rubens hannun vice-president arab brazilian chamber of commerce at the chamber’s headquarters in sao paulo.
the mou was part of jafza’s 10-day roadshow in brazil which included a seven-day roadshow and business seminar in sao paulo and a three-day roadshow and business seminar in rio de janeiro. jafza roadshow and business seminars in brazil were supported by arab brazilian chamber of commerce brazil’s one of the leading agencies to boost economic and cultural relations between brazil and arab countries and apex-brasil the brazilian trade and promotion agency.
apex-brasil has established its regional hub in jafza in 2009 and has been instrumental in expanding brazilian presence in the region ever since.
jafza roadshow was led by adil al zarooni and included ahmad bin hareb senior manager americas region and zilda rosa executive sales.
the jafza roadshow in sao paulo included one-to-one meetings with several manufacturers and exporters interested in the middle east markets besides meeting with senior officials of osasco city commercial association which helps companies based in the city of osasco to expand both regionally and internationally and fiesp the industrial and logistics chamber of sao paulo.
during its roadshow in sao paulo jafza hosted two seminars titled “dubai — your gateway to the mea cis and indian subcontinent” that highlighted jafza and dubai’s status as the middle east region’s trade and logistics centre and ‘dubai’s plan to become an islamic economy hub’ which highlighted dubai’s vision to become a global hub of islamic economy particularly ezw’s recent initiative to develop halal zones that are envisioned to evolve into the global hub for halal products.
jafza seminar ‘dubai — your gateway to the mea cis and indian subcontinent’ was attended by more than 80 leading companies in brazil besides top officials from the arab brazilian chamber and apex-brasil and the uae consul general in brazil.
adil al zarooni speaking at the seminar said: “brazil and the uae enjoy very robust bilateral trade relations. the uae is a major importer of brazilian agricultural products in the region but huge growth possibilities still remain untapped not only in the agricultural sector but in electronics textile fashion cosmetics healthcare to steel and transport equipment sectors.”
jafza’s second seminar ‘dubai’s plan to become an islamic economy hub’ was attended by brazil’s leading corporates including financial advisors auditors and consultants as well as hedge funds besides the chief executive officer of dubai islamic economy development centre who gave overview of dubai’s vision.