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Dubai and Tanzania to strengthen economic, business cooperation

Officials of DCCI and Tanzania Chamber during the meeting.

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) recently hosted a delegation from Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture at its headquarters, where it shared best international practices adopted in the field of digital services, membership and smart transformation.

The delegation, headed by Paul Faraj Koyi, President of Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture; and Abdul Mwilima, Chairman of Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture – Kigoma Region; was received by Atiq Juma Nasib, Senior Vice President for Commercial Services at Dubai Chamber of Commerce; and Abdulla Al Theeb, Director of Membership and Documentation at Dubai Chamber.

Welcoming the visiting delegation, Nasib said that the economic relations between the business communities in Dubai and Tanzania are solid and historical, stressing the Dubai Chamber of Commerce’s keenness to exchange experiences, knowledge and best practices with various chambers of commerce worldwide to serve common goals.

“Dubai Chamber of Commerce has succeeded in ensuring business continuity and enhancing its competitiveness as a result of its successful investment in developing a modern digital infrastructure that helped the Chamber’s members obtain all services electronically. The Chamber has succeeded in the smart transformation of 100 per cent of its core services, which has positively reflected on the business community in Dubai, and the happiness of its customers,” he said.

Following the meeting, the delegations toured Dubai Chamber of Commerce’s premises and learned about the features and facilities of its environmentally-friendly building, as well as the operations of its Membership and Documentation Services Department.

Currently, Dubai Chamber of Commerce provides 50 smart services to Dubai’s business community through its website and mobile applications. These services cover everything from certificates of origin, attestation, ATA Carnets and credit reports, economic research, market intelligence, policy advocacy, business mentorship, business matching, mediation, to training, seminars and workshops related to e-commerce, startups, sustainability, CSR, legal matters and international expansion.

Dubai Chambers is a non-profit public entity that supports Dubai’s vision as a global player by empowering businesses, providing innovative value-added services and access to influential networks. In March 2021, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the restructuring of Dubai Chamber and the formation of three chambers for the emirate, namely, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Dubai International Chamber, and Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy, which now operate under Dubai Chambers.

Meanwhile Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has presented 54 companies with the Dubai Chamber CSR Label for their outstanding CSR efforts in the second half of 2021.

The Chamber recently hosted a virtual ceremony showcasing the companies’ achievements in corporate social responsibility (CSR), which was attended by representatives from the recognised organisations. Seventeen companies were awarded Dubai Chamber CSR Label, 7 companies received the Dubai Chamber Advanced CSR Label and 30 companies were presented with SMART labels. In total, the Chamber has awarded 573 labels to companies since the programme was launched in 2010.

Among the honorees, Emirates Gas and Mashreq Bank received the Label for the 11th time, while Emirates Gas was honoured in the Advanced category for the third time. Emrill Services received the Label for the 10th time, while Apparel Group, Chalhoub Group, Enova, Information Fort, and Zulekha Hospital earned it for the ninth time.

Zulekha Hospital was honoured in the Advanced category for the fourth time, Apparel Group and Chalhoub Group were awared in the Advanced category for the second time, while Information Fort received the Advanced category for the first time.

AF Construction, Ducab, and Empower received the Label for the eighth time; while Empower was honoured in the Advanced category for the forth time. Centena Group, School Transport Services, and Tristar Group were recognised for the sixth time; Dar Al Tawreeq Forfaiting and Factoring Services, Future Pipe Industries, and National Bank of Fujairah for the fifth time; ABB and Dubai World Trade centre for the forth time.

Himatrix Group received the Label for the third time and the Advanced category label for the second time. Al Tamimi & Company and Procter and Gamble Middle East were recognised for the second time; while Aramex and Precision Plastic Products were recognised for the first time.

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