Posted by Neil King
The Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA) has launched an initiative aimed at increasing sales outside the UAE.
At a seminar this week held jointly with the Dubai Export Development Corporation (EDC), DAFZA sought to outline the selected export facilitation services available to its members, the body said in a statement.
EDC's partners including Intertek Group, which provides product certification, inspection and laboratory testing services to UAE firms, and the Export Credit Insurance Company of the Emirates, a firm that helps UAE-based companies make use of opportunities to grow their exports safely, also presented their services during the seminar.
Established in 1996, DAFZA now has over 1,200 companies from various sectors, which do business all over the world.
The free zone recorded a robust increase of 63 per cent in its sales in the first six months of 2010 as compared to the first half of 2009.
"Part of EDC's strategic partnership with DAFZA is to provide its companies with necessary information on export services to enable them in entering and expanding operations in international markets," commented Saed Al Awadi, chief executive officer at EDC.