INCONA took part in the Gulfood-2016 exhibition (Dubai)
Partner of INCONA Olga Gavrilova took part in the largest food exhibition of the Middle East Gulfood-2016, held from February 21 to 25, 2016 in Dubai (the United Arab Emirates).
For the first time, Russian companies took part in this event with a single delegation, which also included representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation and the Rosselkhoznadzor of the Russian Federation. Olga Gavrilova held talks with a number of domestic food producers on issues related to the promotion of Russian food products in the Emirates and Gulf countries, as well as on issues related to doing business in the UAE.
On the sidelines of the conferences held within the framework of the exhibition, Olga Gavrilova held a number of meetings with food producers from countries that are members of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf. Representatives of these companies expressed high interest in supplying their products to the market of Russia and the countries of the Customs Union.
5 thousand international companies from more than 120 countries of the world were represented at the Gulfood exhibition. During the exhibition, a number of landmark statements were made regarding the development of cooperation between Russia and the Emirates in the food sector. The implementation of the announced initiatives will have a significant stimulating effect on the intensification of cooperation between business representatives in the UAE and the Russian Federation in this area.
Thus, the head of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia Alexander Tkachev said that the UAE can replace Turkey in the supply of vegetables and fruits to Russia, in particular, citrus crops. Alexander Tkachev also said that Russia intends to increase supplies of meat products and grain to the UAE.
Deputy Head of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture Sergey Levin announced Russia’s intention to organize the supply of agricultural products to Arab countries through the Emirates. As Sergey Levin explained, «The UAE re-exports 80 percent of the products supplied here, so we consider Dubai as the most important strategic direction for promoting our agricultural products to the Arab world.»
Special attention should be paid to the Rosselkhoznadzor’s report that, following the results of negotiations held on the sidelines of the exhibition, a veterinary certificate was agreed and initiated for milk and dairy products supplied from the Russian Federation to the UAE, obtained from cattle and small cattle. Thus, the products of Russian dairy processing enterprises under the control of the State Veterinary Service of the Russian Federation can begin to be delivered to the UAE accompanied by the specified veterinary certificate.