On November 17, 2020 the Trade Representaion of Russia in the UAE took part in an online-conference with business community of the Kirov oblast, organized by the Ministry of the Economic Development and Business Support of the region.
Participants of the event mostly represented the wood industry in addition to food, food packaging materials, technologies of all year around edible herb cultivation, lifting equipment and soft for e-commerce.
The Trade Representation provided its comments and informational support to each of the participants. It also forwarded the request received previously from the UAE wood and furniture trader OMINCO, interested in importation of LVL boards and Birchwood plywood from Russia, to the said Ministry for consideration and dissemination among the Kirov manufacturers.
The Trade Representation also touched upon the food export opportunities, saying there is a Russian Food House in Dubai which serves as a governmentally supported tool that helps search for potentional distributers in the UAE and provides its sample room for the Russian producers. The manufacturers of products of the animal origin were informed on the procedure of gaining access to UAE market including MOCCAE inspection regulations and Halal certification.
Ara Melikyan, the Trade Representative of Russia in the UAE, pointed out a high potential of the advanced herb cultivation technologies, saying the UAE are actively investing in their development and implementation due to the need of ensuring food safety in severe climate conditions of the country. According to the Trade Representative in case there is the company's will it's possible to consider localistation of its technologies on the HUB 71 investment plattform in Abu Dhabi.