Introduction to a market of the United Arab Emirates

An annual exhibition for the wood-processing industry “Dubai International Wood & Wood Products Show” took place on 13-15 April 2010 at the Dubai Airport Expo Centre in the United Arab Emirates. The exhibition was attended by more than 300 enterprises of wood-processing industry: wood products manufacturers, suppliers, trade companies, and etc. A variety of wood products were presented at the exhibition, and the participants also have a possibility to change information regarding to timber processing. The major part of the participants was the representatives of trade companies from the United Arab Emirates, as well as, the representatives of the wood-processing enterprises from America, Europe and Asia. A few stands belonging to Lithuanian enterprises also could be seen here.

More than 5000 guests from around the world visited this exhibition for the wood processing industry in Dubai. Director of the UAB Juodeliai Andrius Zimnickas also had the opportunity to visit the exhibition. During his visit, Mr. Zimnickas became acquainted with the conditions of the business environment that are specific to the United Arab Emirates. A. Zimnickas noticed that the wood products market of the United Arab Emirates, as a main market for the wood processing companies, is not very attractive, because the manufacturing of the wooden pallets (i.e. Euro pallets or CP pallets) isn’t developed very well. The most part of the products that are imported into this country constitutes of the products of wood processing industry from the United States and China.

According to A. Zimnickas, UAB Juodeliai have established mutually beneficial business relationships with representatives of the wood processing industry of the United Arab Emirates, and he didn‘t exclude the possibility of future cooperation.