A Delegation from the Economic Relations Department at Sharjah Chamber visited Global Food Industries in Sharjah, considered part of Al Batha Consumer Group, considered as part of Al Batha Group for Consumer Merchandise that is owned by Al Batha Group,
whereby the two sides discussed a number of issues related to food.
The Chamber said its visit to Global is aimed at getting to view the company, its plans to spread globally, getting to know its plans for the future and enhancing its exports to targeted markets, as Global represents trade marks in addition to trade marks for manufacturing and distributing locally, and it enjoys reaching all corners of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, north Africa, the Asian sub-continent and Europe.
The Chamber’s delegation included Ibrahim Al Jarwan, Director of Economic Relations department, and Amjad Awad Al Kareem, Section Head of Business Groups at the Chamber, who were received by Taher Jameel Khan, Head of Export at Global.
Al Jarwan stressed that Emirati products have achieved high levels of quality and can compete globally, and he pointed out that Sharjah emirate has become a platform for launching investment in the food industry regionally and globally, thanks to its competitive edge, infrastructure and advanced logistics.
Al Jarwan asserted that the food industries have become an incentive for the industrial sector in the emirate and contribute to providing the local markets with foodstuffs, in addition to its considerable contribution to achieving food security in the country.
Al Jarwan said visiting Global came within a program of periodic field visits organized by the Department of Economic Relations to private sector entities operating in the emirate that aims to enhance constant communication with the business community and seeing the reality of the local economic and industrial sectors, and exchange points of view.
Al Jarwan added that the Chamber’s delegation discussed issues relevant to both sides, and showcased the Chamber’s services and business groups including the food industry group that works under the Chamber’s umbrella, and he reasserted the Chamber’s keenness to listen carefully to businessmen, investors and entrepreneurs on economic issues, which contributes to serving them better and providing them with the best support.
Al Jarwan praised the quality of the company’s products and compliance with international standards on food safety, and expressed the Chamber’s willingness to open new markets for its products through the different promotional activities it organizes, and he called on companies from the private sector to make use of the Chamber’s initiatives and programs that aim to improve their performance and the quality of services and products, and enhance their spread to the global markets.
On his part Taher Khan Jameel, Head of Export at Global, expressed his gratitude to Sharjah Chamber and to the visiting delegation for the Chamber’s support and follow up of the private sector in the emirate and its keenness to develop its operations and support national products and spread globally.
Khan asserted that the Chamber’s visits serves the economy of the emirate and especially the private sector, by finding ways for support and cooperation, collecting information and data and preparing statistics, serving the business community and pushing towards feasible economic projects.
Studies indicate that the total value of the activities of the different food industries in the UAE may reach around 61.2 billion Dirhams by 2018, under the sustained level of activity of the food industry sector in the country and increasing production, consumption and export, as the food industries have taken the largest percentage of investment in the industrial sector, valued at approximately 44 billion Dirhams, making the UAE a regional and a global hub for food production