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
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.
Due to the nature of the global pandemic and its impact on international travel, please consider resources such a www.travel.state.gov when determining if this event is appropriate for you or your company.
Top U.S. products in demand:
December 3: Arrive in Dubai
December 4: Briefing and Industry 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.
2021 FTM to Dubai table top showcase & trade reception.
2022 FTM to Dubai retail tour.
Participants in 2019 Focused Trade Missions Reported:
With the Branded Program, you may be eligible for 50% reimbursement on:
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