Ras Al Khaimah: Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) and the Indian Economic Trade Organization (IETO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance trade and investment connections between the UAE and India.
The MoU was officially signed by Mr. Anas Hijjawi, the Chief Commercial Officer of RAKEZ, and Dr. Asif Iqbal, the President of IETO.
The collaboration focuses on several objectives, including the initiation of trade missions and investment forums to help Indian businesses understand what RAKEZ has to offer and provide them with a platform to connect with potential partners and investors in the UAE.
The agreement also promises customized business services for Indian companies that are tailored to their aspirations of expanding into the MENA region.
Additionally, RAKEZ will further streamline the market entry process for Indian businesses looking to set up operations in the UAE by assisting in navigating regulatory requirements and obtaining necessary licenses.
Another key feature of the MoU is the networking and business matchmaking opportunities, which enable Indian companies to interact with both local and international stakeholders within RAKEZ.
Currently, RAKEZ has a community of nearly 5,000 Indian businesses, with renowned names like Naturelle, a subsidiary of the global FMCG giant Dabur India, Fabcon Industrial Services, expert in manufacturing pressure vessels, Ashok Leyland, international producer of motor vehicle engines and auto parts, Royal Gulf Industries, a key player in lead acid battery recycling, Al Amir Food Industries, a global manufacturer and exporter of spices, and Ace Cranes and Engineering, specialising in the manufacturing of steel hangars and sheds, among many other big players in various industries.