Focused Trade Missions

Focused Trade Mission to U.A.E. for Retail and Foodservice

Early Bird Registration Request Information
Event Date
December 4—6, 2024
Dubai, UAE
Early Registration Deadline
Jul 31, 2024
Early Registration Price

Jumpstart Your Product Export Sales to the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has proven to be an appealing and profitable market for U.S. companies for many years. The United States has 8% market share and is the 3rd largest supplier.  Despite the high competition and the negative impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the UAE food sector, the region continues to present a great opportunity with a strong preference for U.S. food products.

The advantages for U.S. exporters of consumer ready food products to the region are numerous. They include a high-quality image of U.S. products, high regional per capita incomes, and a broad familiarity with U.S. culture. There are also consistently low tariffs and relatively transparent import procedures.

U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to United Arab Emirates (UAE), by the numbers

  • U.S. Consumer-Oriented Foods – US$899 million (2021)
  • U.S. Processed Foods – US$421.3 million (2021)

By the year 2026, Euromonitor projects that retail sales in the packaged food market in the United Arab Emirates will reach US$7.8 billion, a growth of 24.1%, or US$1.5 billion.

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Travel Information

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Products of Interest

Top U.S. products in demand:

  • Dairy Products  
  • Natural and Organic Foods, also Keto, Vegan & Lactose-Free
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Processed/Prepared Dairy Products
  • Condiments & Sauces, Jams & Jellies
  • Chocolate & Confectionery
  • Processed Vegetables & Pulses
  • Ready Made Meals
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Pet Foods

Mission Itinerary 

December 3: Arrive in Dubai

December 4: Briefing and Retail Tour

December 5:One-on-One Meetings with Buyers

December 6: One-on-One Meetings with Buyers

December 7: Departure

Schedule is subject to change.

Focused Trade Mission Services Provided

  • One-on-one meetings with qualified buyers
  • Pre-event custom product research including market overview, importation and distribution analysis
  • Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Retail store tour
  • Table top showcase
  • Inclusion in Trade Mission brochure containing your company profile, contact details and product lines
  • On-site assistance by Food Export’s In-Market Representative
  • Identifying top leads
  • Translation of up to two pages of marketing material into the local language

Preparation Assistance

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Complimentary Webinars

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Export Success

Participants in 2019 Focused Trade Missions Reported:


1st Time Export Sales


New Distributorships Established


New Foreign Buyer Introductions

$78 Million

Projected Sales

$15 Million

Actual Sales