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Food Trade Group

DMCC Food Trade Group

We help our members to develop and grow their food trade business in the Middle East

DMCC, the authority on trade and commodities in Dubai invites you to join the DMCC Food Trade Group, a dynamic industry network where you can find new business opportunities as well as the practical guidance and tools needed for growth.

Why the Food Trade Group?

Food trade is a vital economic activity in the GCC, where 90% of food requirements are imported. The UAE, supported by world class logistics infrastructure acts as a key supplier for the region and other global markets.

We created the DMCC Food Trade Group because there are significant challenges facing your business. You need better ways to access finance, reduce trading risk, and maximise profit. Discover how we can help you succeed.

6 Reasons to join

Here is what you can expect from us

Increase your sales

by meeting customers and suppliers involved in both the food trade and related industries

Access to finance

via our relationships with banks and collateral/inventorybased financing options

Mitigate risk

through better contracts and invoices that use our dispute resolution clauses

Gain recognition

within food trade industry by being a member

Gain market insight

at our events where we discuss the latest industry trends and issues

Access trade data

including import and export data for all agro-commodities

Member benefits

Become a member today to enjoy the following benefits

Wider Connections

Opportunity to contact 1000+ DMCC member companies involved in the food trade industry

Knowledge and Training

Food trade information sessions and seminars offered to members

Professional and Business Services

Various professional and business services available to members at a sizeable discount


Quarterly seminars and Gulfood networking events throughout the year

Trade Mediation Service

Discounted rate for members to resolve food industry related disputes without having to go to court

Enhance your brand

Increase awareness for your brand and company at our events and monthly member spotlight feature

Standard Contract and Terms and Conditions

Strengthen your trading operations with our documentation for intra-UAE trading

Business Service Partners

DMCC Food Trade Group offers its members discounted rates on Thomson Reuters Breakingviews subscription services, which delivers up-to-date market intelligence on major global events as they break.


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DMCC Food Trade Group members can access Maersk’s trade finance facilities at attractive terms to both finance and manage their cargoes at competitive rates.


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DMCC Food Trade Group has partnered with BusinessBid, which provides a one-stop shop for essential business services and office service requirements.


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DMCC Food Trade Group have partnered with Insure Direct LLC in order to enhance client services. Insure Direct provide a comprehensive range of cover, such as professional indemnity and other commercial policies.


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In partnership with DMCC Food Trade Group and Dun & Bradstreet, register with DUNS and give your company the global presence and market credibility it deserves.

Large Corporate Members

Find out more and become a member

Membership is open to all companies, you do not need to be a DMCC Free Zone company to apply. Download the application form.

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