We are in the process of developing and improving our website, and we invite you to participate in our brief survey to measure the level of your satisfaction
Satisfaction Survey For UAE Interact Website
رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

THE ECONOMY - TRADE

Sharjah exports and re-exports grow 54%

Posted on 31/07/2005

The value of Sharjah's exports and re-exports hit Dh4.4 billion in the first half of this year compared to Dh2.8 billion recorded in the corresponding period of last year, a 53.9 per cent increase. Sharjah's exports increased 88.5 per cent during this period to Dh1.3 billion, according to a report issued by Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Capital goods accounted for the maximum 67 per cent share in exports and re-exports. This sector notched up a 95 per cent increase to Dh2.9 ...  >>MORE

Dubai electrical and electronics trade to soar

Posted on 27/07/2005

The electrical and electronics equipment trade in Dubai is expected to top Dh78 billion this year, a 66 per cent increase over last year. According to the half yearly statistics released by the Statistics Department of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corp, the trade showed robust growth. The amount was an increase of Dh31 billion over last year, which in turn was 42 per cent more than in 2003, said Adel Al Ashram, senior manager of the statistics department. "This year's phenomenal growth ...  >>MORE

DCCI gauges feedback with new system

Posted on 26/07/2005

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is set to implement a new technological system to speed up responses to customer feedback. "This is a new initiative and an important step in evaluating the satisfaction level on our service from our clients," said Abdul Rahman Al Mutaiwe'e, director-general of the chamber. The Customer Feedback System (CFS) is a touch pad that sits at the point of service, which allows the customer to answer a series of questions while completing a transaction. The ...  >>MORE

Dubai-Italy non-oil trade reaches US$1.7b

Posted on 26/07/2005

The volume of non-oil foreign trade between Dubai and Italy has reached US$1.7 billion in 2004, 94 per cent of which were imports, while 4.2 per cent were re-exports and only 1.8 per cent - exports, according to Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) statistics. The figures were revealed during a meeting between Abdul Rahman Ghanem Al Mutaiwee, Director General of DCCI, and a commercial delegation from the Italian Business Council yesterday. The meeting discussed the ways to enhance ...  >>MORE

UAE-US trade crosses 5.2 billion in 2004

Posted on 25/07/2005

The value of trade between the UAE and the United States exceeded US$5.2 billion (Dh19 billion) in 2004, according to an economic report issued by the National Bank of Dubai. The UAE is considered the third biggest trade partner for the United States in the region, after Saudi Arabia and Israel. UAE imports from the United States hit US$4.1 billion (Dh15 billion) last year, and exports to the United States reached US$1.1 billion (Dh4 billion). Most of the UAE's imports comprised machinery, ...  >>MORE

'Made in UAE' tag needs 40% local content

Posted on 24/07/2005

The UAE said yesterday that products claiming to be 'Made in the UAE' must have at least 40 per cent of their value added within the country. This is part of the UAE's drive to sign a series of free trade agreements (FTAs), including that with the US for which talks are currently on. The Rules of Origin Committee yesterday said the local content rule is one of the three main conditions for classifying an item as a national product. The three conditions are: All the ingredients should be ...  >>MORE

Trade between Dubai and Turkey increases 87%

Posted on 13/07/2005

Trade between Turkey and Dubai has increased 87 per cent in the last five years, said the director-general of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. "The volume of non-oil foreign trade between Dubai and Turkey reached US$641.2 million (Dh2.35 billion) in 2003, as the total value of Dubai imports from Turkey hit US$575.3 million (Dh2.1 billion). "The total of the exported and re-exported products from Dubai to Turkey reached more than US$66 million (Dh242.4 million)," said Abdul Rahman ...  >>MORE

Dubai’s non-oil trade jumps 41%

Posted on 12/07/2005

Dubai's non-oil trade jumped by 41 per cent last year, reaching Dh215.72 billion compared to the previous year's Dh153.06 billion, according to Dubai Customs. This is about 220 per cent more than the emirate's GDP which last year reached Dh97.98 billion. In 2004, Dubai recorded trade with 210 countries almost all independent countries on earth. Dubai's imports which make up 69.1 per cent of the emirate's total non-oil trade, increased by 37.1 per cent to reach Dh179.04 billion last year ...  >>MORE

Arab countries top list of Sharjah trade partners

Posted on 08/07/2005

Arab countries top the list of Sharjah's foreign trade partners during the first half of this year. Total export and re-export from Sharjah to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Qatar and Bahrain stood at AED2.298 billion during the said period. According to statistics from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SCCI, re-export accounted for AED2.98 billion while export accounted for Dh850 billion. The statistics indicators showed that the value certificate of origin issued during the ...  >>MORE

UAE and US officials meet for FTA negotiations

Posted on 04/07/2005

UAE and US officials met recently to reach an agreement on the rules of origin of their respective goods and products, as part of the ongoing Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between the two countries, according to an official press statement. The meeting was headed by Saeed Khalifa Saeed Al Merri, Deputy Director General of the Federal Customs Authority. "The meeting is aimed at reaching an agreement regarding the rules of origin on goods and products to qualify for preferential ...  >>MORE

EMAAR Financial Services launches online trading

Posted on 26/06/2005

Dubai-based EMAAR Financial Services launched the UAE's first online real-time e-trading yesterday, and it will be followed within weeks by a mobile phone-based trading service. The slew of initiatives announced by the company includes the opening of its new head office in the Gulf Towers on Oud Metha Road. It has a separate VIP lounge dedicated to female investors, who will be served by trained female brokers, its chairman said. EMAAR FS is a joint venture between EMAAR Properties PJSC ...  >>MORE

Australia's commercial links with UAE grow stronger

Posted on 25/06/2005

Australia's presence in the UAE is growing stronger, both in terms of trade and inward investment, as more companies and individuals tap into the country's rapid development, say Australian trade officials. Australian companies in Dubai have grown from 65 in 2002 to 120 today and more are on the way, Peter O'Byrne, managing director, Austrade (Australian Trade Commission) told Gulf News during his recent visit to Dubai. Their activities are diversified in steel trading, building, ...  >>MORE

DCCI records Dh 24 billion exports in the first quarter

Posted on 08/06/2005

Exports and re-exports covered by Certificates of Origin (COs) issued by the DCCI reached a total value of DH 24 billion, up by 18 percent from the first quarter record of DH 20 billion in 2004 (Fig. 1). However, this rate of increase is lower by about 10 percentage points than the annual average growth of 28% from 2000 to 2005. Highest growth rate during the period was 37%, recorded between 2003 and 2004, according to information made available by the DCCI. In 2000 and 2001, exports of ...  >>MORE

Turkey's exports to UAE to soar by 30 per cent in 05

Posted on 08/06/2005

Turkey has predicted that its textile exports to the UAE will soar by 30 per cent to US$75 million this year, said Harun Kacok, Turkey's commercial attach? to the UAE, Kacok said: "Turkey's top fashion designers used the event to showcase exclusive collections specially designed for the Middle East market and to underline the country's growing reputation as a real force in the fashion world, according to reports in the UAE's dailies. The three-day 'Made in Turkey' exhibition, the country's ...  >>MORE

UAE-Ireland trade jumps 25% in 2004

Posted on 08/06/2005

Trade between Ireland and the Gulf region over the past decade has grown significantly, with a fivefold increase of sales by Irish companies in the region, said Tony Killeen, Irish Minister for Labour Affairs. "Irish exports to the region had increased from 155 million euros (Dh698 million) in 1991, to over 600 million euros (Dh2.7 billion) in 2004, a sales growth averaging 15 to 20 per cent a year. Trade with the UAE has risen by more than 25 per cent in 2004, with Irish purchases from the ...  >>MORE

UAE-Japan trade jumps 28%

Posted on 08/06/2005

Bilateral trade between Japan and the UAE soared 28.09 per cent in 2004 to US$22.9 billion (Dh84.043 billion) helped by a booming UAE economy, but higher oil prices boosted UAE's trade surplus by 28.73 per cent, a trade body said yesterday. Japanese exports to the UAE grew 27.14 per cent in 2004 to US$4.6 billion (Dh16.882 billion) due to strong product demand in a buoyant UAE economy while imports rose 28.33 per cent to US$18.3 billion (Dh67.16 billion), the Japan External Trade ...  >>MORE

Turkish exports to UAE may double

Posted on 05/06/2005

Turkish exports to the UAE are expected to double by reaching US$4 billion (Dh14.69 billion) by 2009, according to Turkey's Consul General. Turkish exports to the UAE are expected to increase by 53 per cent by the year-end, raising the figure from US$1.3 billion (Dh4.8 billion) in 2004, to US$2 billion(Dh7.3 billion) by the end of 2005, according to an official press statement. "With the rate of growth of the UAE market and economy, it is possible for Turkey to reach the US$4 billion ...  >>MORE

Turkey sees trade with UAE growing 53%

Posted on 31/05/2005

Turkey's ranking as one of the 20 largest economies in the world is set for a further boost next year following a projected 53 per cent increase in trade with the UAE. The country depends on its trade with the UAE for much of its exports to the Middle East, according to a Turkish official. "We calculate that the total trade between Turkey and the UAE will rise from US$1.3 billion (Dh4.8 billion) in 2004 to US$2 billion (Dh7.3 billion) in 2005, representing an increase of over 50 per cent in ...  >>MORE

Sharjah's Crown Prince receives Egyptian team

Posted on 29/05/2005

Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Sharjah Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler, received here yesterday a visiting Egyptian high-ranking delegation headed by DR. Farouk. A. Al Oqda, governor of the Egyptian Central Bank. Al Oqda accompanied by a number of members of the Egyptian Shoura and peoples' council and several Egyptian businessmen flew to the UAE to take part in laying the foundation stone for the project of setting up the Egyptian Commercial Centre at the Sharjah Expo ...  >>MORE

UAE, Spain agree to promote economic ties

Posted on 15/05/2005

The United Arab Emirates and Spain Saturday reached a consensus on the need to avoid double taxation between them and promote bilateral economic and trade ties with particular emphasis on energy. In a meeting held here between Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Spanish Minister of industry, tourism and trade Jose' Montilla Aguilera, the two countries also explored avenues of cooperation and agreed that double taxation on investments, particularly on the ...  >>MORE

Dubai is world's third largest re-exporter - DCCI

Posted on 14/05/2005

Dubai is now the world's third largest re-exporter after Hong Kong and Singapore, according to the head of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. DCCI director-general Abdul Rahman G. Al Muttaiwee, said, "Dubai handles about 73 per cent of the UAE's total foreign trade." Addressing a UAE-German Economic Forum in the German city of Essen on the development initiatives of the government, he urged German investors to take advantage of the increased opportunities offered by Dubai. "Dubai ...  >>MORE

UAE-USA start FTA's second round talks

Posted on 11/05/2005

A high level UAE delegation has started talks yesterday with US officials as part of the second round of negotiations on the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries. The delegation led by Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy and Planning, met yesterday with some committees at the US Congress. Later in the day, the delegation will hold preliminary talks with officials at the US Department of Commerce. The second round negotiations will focus on commercial, ...  >>MORE

UAE-UK trade grows 30 per cent in 2004

Posted on 09/05/2005

UAE's imports from the UK hit a record high of 2.7 billion pound sterling in 2004, up 30 per cent over 2003. 'With UAE's exports to the UK on the decline at 2.5 per cent, trade surplus grew 60 per cent in favour of the UK posting 1.6 billion pound sterling,' according to a study by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). The study noted that oil accounted one-third of the UK imports from the Gulf state in 2004. Machinery, electronic and electric sets constituted one-third of UK ...  >>MORE

UAE-Lebanon trade grows to Dh1.2b

Posted on 06/05/2005

Trade between Lebanon and the UAE stands to grow after reaching US$320 million (Dh1.174 billion) in 2004, as companies from both countries are stepping up investments, business leaders said. Total investments have exceeded US$1.5 billion (Dh5.5 billion), with US$800 million (Dh2.9 billion) invested in Lebanon by the UAE and US$700 million (Dh2.6 billion) by Lebanese businessmen in the UAE, said Albert Matta, chairman of the Lebanese Business Council. UAE investors are involved in ...  >>MORE

UAE prepares for 2nd round of US FTA talks

Posted on 03/05/2005

Progress towards a free trade agreement between the UAE and the US stepped up yesterday when the country's negotiating committee met to review its position and preparations for the second round of talks, scheduled to take place in Washington DC from May 10 to 12. Chaired by Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy and Planning, the UAE's FTA Negotiation Council held its fifth meeting at the Ministry of Finance and Industry (MoFI) which was attended by its members included Sultan bin ...  >>MORE

UAE-Philippines economic ties discussed

Posted on 01/05/2005

Abdul Rahman Ghanim Al Mutaiwee, Director General of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, DCCI, has called on the Filipino companies and businessmen to effectively contribute in developing the economic and commercial ties between the UAE and Philippines. During his meeting in Dubai yesterday with the new Filipino Consul General in Dubai and the Commercial Attaché at the Filipino Consulate, in the presence of Sultan Majid Loutah, DCCI Business Promotion Director, Al Mutaiwee briefed the ...  >>MORE

DCCI sets up a new Dubai Trade Point

Posted on 27/04/2005

Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) has announced the setting up of Dubai Trade Point (DTP), which will be a part of the World Trade Points Federation (WTPF) comprising 121 Points located in 91 countries around the world. Abdul Rahman Ghanim Al Mutaiwee, Director General of the DCCI, and Bruno Messieurs, President of WTPF, signed an agreement in that regard at a ceremony held at the WTPF headquarters at the UN Palace in Geneva yesterday. DTP will also facilitate reaching global ...  >>MORE

US trade surplus with UAE put at US$2.9b last year

Posted on 16/04/2005

The UAE's imports from the United States rose 16 per cent to US$4.1 billion (Dh15 billion) in 2004, according to figures issued by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The UAE's exports to the United States edged 1 per cent higher to US$1.1 billion (Dh4.05 billion) in the same year, according to the report. The disparity between the two has translated into a 23 per cent increase from last year in net trade, favourable to the United States. The total US trade surplus with the UAE for ...  >>MORE

Non-oil sector accounts for 93% of Dubai's GDP

Posted on 16/04/2005

The share of non-oil gross domestic product in Dubai's GDP increased to 93 per cent in 2003 from 90 per cent in 2000. The increase underlines Dubai's target of becoming the economic hub and financial centre of the region by boosting long term non-oil GDP growth, said the report by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. From 1999 to 2003, the non-financial corporate sector contributed on average 82 per cent of total GDP, while the financial corporate sector contributed 11 per cent. The ...  >>MORE

Dubai's trade will exceed US$68b in 2010

Posted on 11/04/2005

Dubai's growing global trade looks set to cross US$68 billion (Dh249.8 billion) in 2010, after registering a 21 per cent increase in 2003 from the previous year, said an official. "[Dubai's international trade] reached US$41.6 billion (Dh152.8 billion) in 2003, compared with US$34 billion (Dh124.9 billion) in 2002," said Abdul Rahman Al Mutaiwee, Director-General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at a meeting with a Malaysian Chamber of Commerce delegation yesterday. By building ...  >>MORE

FTA negotiations outcome positive, says Kharbash

Posted on 09/04/2005

Dr. Mohammed Khalfan bin Kharbash, Minister of State for Financial and Industrial Affairs described the outcome of the first round of negotiations with the United States as positive in all sectors. "FTA (with the US) will help boost integration of the UAE economy with rest of the world as it will focus on goods & services, banks, financial services, insurance, Foreign Direct Investments, developing human resources and attracting foreign expertise," Kharbash told Money and Banks magazine, ...  >>MORE

Surge in Ajman's re-exports in 2004

Posted on 30/03/2005

Ajman's total exports and re-exports peaked to Dh 2.71 billion in 2004 compared to Dh 2.14 billion achieved in the previous year, as stated by Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry ACCI. "Exports figures touched Dh 973 million with increasing by 5 per cent compared to 2003, whilst re-exports totalled Dh1.74 billion recording an increase of 44 per cent over Dh 1.2 billion of 2003" said Mohammed Al Hamrrani, Director General of ACCI. He also pointed out that the number of the Chamber's ...  >>MORE

UAE's imports from Austria at Dh1b

Posted on 30/03/2005

The UAE imports from Austrian has shown a massive growth as during the last year goods worth Dh1 billion were imported and to cash in the huge business potential, a trade mission will visit the country from April 9-15th to find new trade partners. The Austrian Trade Commission in Abu Dhabi has organised an official trade mission to the United Arab Emirates and the State of Qatar which is expected to open new avenues of growth and expansion. Exports from Austria to the UAE have an annual ...  >>MORE

Dubai trade stays on growth path

Posted on 29/03/2005

The value of Dubai's exports and re-exports is set to reach Dh95 billion by the end of this year, officials said. Dubai's export and re-export figures will reach the Dh100 billion mark in the next few years, after growing 47 per cent between 2003 and 2004, said Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, president of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). Al Tayer spoke during a business networking lunch held yesterday and organised by the DCCI. According to Eyad Juma Al Kindy, DCCI's manager of ...  >>MORE

Dubai's exports surge 33pc to Dh77b in ’04

Posted on 23/03/2005

The total value of exports declared in the certificates of origin issued by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) in 2004 reached Dh77 billion, surpassing the previous year's value of Dh58 billion by almost 33 per cent, and 10 percentage points more than the average annual growth registered from 2000 to 2003. The number of certificates of origin, at 371,000, increased by 17.6 per cent, suggesting increasing value of shipments being made. From an annual rate of increase ranging ...  >>MORE

Our tour would reflect positively on national economy: Lubna

Posted on 20/03/2005

Minister of Economy and Planning, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, has described as "very successful" her tour of Singapore, Australia and Malaysia, which ended yesterday. She said the tour would reflect positively on the UAE national economy in the near future. In a statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Sheikha Lubna said that her entourage, made up of 55 government officials and businessmen, had been able to market successfully the UAE economy in all the countries they visited, particularly ...  >>MORE

UAE-Australia FTA talks conclude

Posted on 17/03/2005

Canberra - The UAE and Australia concluded yesterday the first round of the Free Trade negotiations which are expected to culminate in a free trade agreement (FTA) by the year 2006. The UAE side was headed by Sheikh Lubna Al Qasimi while the Australian side was headed by Trade Minister Mark Vaile. "Australian exporters can expect big gains and opportunities from a prospective free- trade agreement with the Emirates," said the Australian Minister following a two-day talks. "The Emirates is a ...  >>MORE

UAE-Australia FTA talks to kick off tomorrow

Posted on 16/03/2005

The United Arab Emirates and Australia will start in Canberra today the first round of negotiations on launching a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The two sides, agreed at the end of the fourth joint ministerial meetings, headed by Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy and Planning and Australian Minister for Trade, Mark Vaile, that an FTA was necessary to pave the way for trade liberlaisation and flow of investment. According to the statement yesterday, issued at the end of the meetings, ...  >>MORE

Dubai’s non-oil trade registers 21pc growth

Posted on 16/03/2005

Dubai's non-oil foreign bilateral trade experienced continued growth registering 21 per cent growth in 2003 over the year 2002 and expected to sustain similar annual growth during the coming 5 years to cross the ceiling of 250 billion by the year 2010. According to our estimates the total capital investment in real estate construction projects during the coming 4 years will be about of Dh. 93.2 billion, said Abdulrahman G. Al Mutaiwee, director general of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and ...  >>MORE

Middle East' share of world trade rises to Dh1.8tr in 2003

Posted on 15/03/2005

Abdul Rahman Al Mutaiwee, Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Middle East's share of world trade increased to US$500 billion (Dh1.83 trillion) in 2003, an official said. "The flow of foreign direct investment to the Middle East reached US$2.7 billion [Dh9.91 billion] in 2002,” said Abdul Rahman Al Mutaiwee, director-general of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). In addition, commercial banks increased their profits from Dh4.52 billion in 2002 to ...  >>MORE

UAE-Australia to discuss Free Trade

Posted on 14/03/2005

Sydney - Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy and Planning affirmed yesterday the importance of economic cooperation between the UAE and Australia. A huge delegation comprising 55 government and private sector representatives is currently on a five-day visit to Australia to discuss the launching of Free Trade negotiations between both countries. She said that the UAE-Australia joint meeting due to take place in Canberra next Tuesday, will announce the commencement of the Free Trade ...  >>MORE

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44

RETURN TO TOP | WAM UP TO THE MINUTE NEWS

Quick List

Sharjah exports and re-exports grow 54%


Dubai electrical and electronics trade to soar


DCCI gauges feedback with new system


Dubai-Italy non-oil trade reaches US$1.7b


UAE-US trade crosses 5.2 billion in 2004


'Made in UAE' tag needs 40% local content


Trade between Dubai and Turkey increases 87%


Dubai’s non-oil trade jumps 41%


Arab countries top list of Sharjah trade partners


UAE and US officials meet for FTA negotiations


EMAAR Financial Services launches online trading


Australia's commercial links with UAE grow stronger


DCCI records Dh 24 billion exports in the first quarter


Turkey's exports to UAE to soar by 30 per cent in 05


UAE-Ireland trade jumps 25% in 2004


UAE-Japan trade jumps 28%


Turkish exports to UAE may double


Turkey sees trade with UAE growing 53%


Sharjah's Crown Prince receives Egyptian team


UAE, Spain agree to promote economic ties


Dubai is world's third largest re-exporter - DCCI


UAE-USA start FTA's second round talks


UAE-UK trade grows 30 per cent in 2004


UAE-Lebanon trade grows to Dh1.2b


UAE prepares for 2nd round of US FTA talks


UAE-Philippines economic ties discussed


DCCI sets up a new Dubai Trade Point


US trade surplus with UAE put at US$2.9b last year


Non-oil sector accounts for 93% of Dubai's GDP


Dubai's trade will exceed US$68b in 2010


FTA negotiations outcome positive, says Kharbash


Surge in Ajman's re-exports in 2004


UAE's imports from Austria at Dh1b


Dubai trade stays on growth path


Dubai's exports surge 33pc to Dh77b in ’04


Our tour would reflect positively on national economy: Lubna


UAE-Australia FTA talks conclude


UAE-Australia FTA talks to kick off tomorrow


Dubai’s non-oil trade registers 21pc growth


Middle East' share of world trade rises to Dh1.8tr in 2003


UAE-Australia to discuss Free Trade