UAE: Halal Trade and Marketing Centre strengthens its offerings with new Service Partner agreements

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 25, 2020: The Halal Trade and Marketing Centre (HTMC) continues its efforts towards enhancing its network, widening its area of influence and broadening its scope of services through singing a series of collaboration agreements with service partners across five continents.

The Centre has reached agreements with six economic, commercial and financial organizations. The institutions will become core Service Partners for the Centre and will support HTMC in delivering its services to the European, Oceanian, Latin American, Asian and African markets. The partnerships aim to further support international cooperation and companies from developed and emerging countries to enter the Halal market and launch their operations, while gaining visibility on trends, opportunities and legislations.

The Centre reached an agreement with the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME) which represents the regional private sector in 23 countries. The association includes more than 300 chambers of commerce and industry.

HTMC has also signed an agreement with the Australian-Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI) which helps Australian companies expand in international markets by providing them with commercial information to conclude strategic partnerships. Similarly, another agreement with the Argentina Investment & Trade Promotion Agency (AAICI) was signed, which supports Argentinean entrepreneurs and companies to expand and enhance their businesses in global markets.

The Centre has also signed an agreement with the Turin Chamber of Commerce, which supports about 220,000 Italian companies, as well as Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) one of the largest retail banks in the UAE. HTMC also completed an agreement with Double M, a research advisory firm that specializes in helping European and Latin American companies to expand their business in Southeast Asia. These new agreements are in addition to the one made at the beginning of the year with the integration of HTMC’s service partner network of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.

All the agreements include organizing several events to exchange experiences and information related to the Halal sector, as well as promoting the Centre’s services among the association’s members and enabling them to grow in the Halal sector globally.

Ms. Amna Lootah, Assistant Director General, DAFZA said: “Since its establishment under the umbrella of DAFZA’s strategy for the Islamic economy, HTMC has sought to achieve its goals and enhance trading of Halal products and services at regional and global levels. This falls in line with Dubai’s position as the capital of the Islamic economy and the Halal sector.