UAE goes online for trade links
An online business-to-business (B2B) market is being developed jointly by the UAE Ministry of Finance, Dubai eGovernment and Tejari.com.
The federal service – called madeintheuae.com – gives the country’s manufacturers an exclusive opportunity to showcase their products and services to buyers around the world. The link-up with B2B emarket portal Tejari.com was revealed by Saeed Abdullah M Al Roken, director of the ministry’s Industrial Development Department.
He told Emirates Business that the service was being established in two stages. “In the first phase the ministry will promote the website in leading international electronic marketplaces,” he said. “In the second phase it will be developed into a market like Tejari.com where products and services can be bought and sold online.”
Companies paying an annual membership fee of Dh1,000 will be able to promote their products and services in an online exhibition and will be able to browse offerings by other firms. They will be able to reach a global audience and access Tejari’s 75,000-strong customer base.
Madeintheuae.com will have online product catalogues and offer B2B matchmaking alerts through e-mail or SMS. A notification will be sent when a firm or product that matches a search criteria comes online.
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