Dubai Trade introduces a unified food import platform

Published on : Friday, August 14, 2020


Dubai Trade, DP World’s single window platform for cross border trade, has recently introduced a unified food import platform. It will facilitate the import and re-export of food shipments all through the port regions of Dubai.

Called ‘ZADI’, this platform is part of the trade plan of Dubai in order to be the most important integrated platform in all import and re-export services. Dubai Trade is a portal and it combines all electronic services provided by DP World, Economic Zones World and Dubai Customs.

To quote Dubai Municipality’s Director General, Dawood Al Hajri, “The program unifies service delivery channels by ensuring that there is no duplication of any processes. In the long-term, the platform facilitates the release of imported food and unifies service delivery channels to meet the customers’ expectations. ZADI also gives decision-makers proper insight by providing integrated and comprehensive data which enables them to track local and external food supplies to secure our strategic food reserve.”

Traders by making the use of this platform, can access food products either to sell in the local market or for re-export. Also, the unified platform will enable them to submit their requests, both in terms of food or customs inspection, making the process faster and well-organized. It is hoped to help companies cut their costs and boost up profitability.

ZADI is positioned to lend a helping hand to more than 18,000 companies in Dubai, carry out 360,000 transactions on a yearly basis through a streamlined process. Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs hopes that the platform will provide Dubai a “competitive advantage” by adding new capabilities to the existing Dubai Trade portal.
“The platform not only contributes to the sustainability of the strategic food reserve, but also reinforces Dubai’s effective response capacity to meet current and future societal needs,” he added.

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