Have a business? Want to start selling your product overseas? You need a trustworthy and reliable freight forwarder. At IFS we have the expertise to help your product arrive safely with your new overseas customers. Freight forwarding saves you time and money, you can relax in the knowledge that your deliveries are in safe hands.
Freight forwarders offer a wide range of expertise and services, and can:
consolidate smaller shipments to save you time and money
advise on rules and regulations and help you navigate the complexities of more challenging markets
act as an intermediary when you’re transporting to a new market
arrange and manage several different transport methods for a shipment, if they’re needed
Peter Cook (British Chamber of Commerce Qatar) and Joe Hepworth (British Centres for Business in the UAE) share their advice for doing business in the Middle East.
Economic diversification increases
Many of the countries in the Middle East are energy exporters with “fiscal cushions” that remain robust even when energy prices fluctuate. However, the countries are aware that natural oil is a finite resource and are taking active steps to plan for the future and expand into other sectors and industries.
Dubai is already ahead of this trend: as the Emirate never had oil and gas resources, it has already established itself as a trading hub, retail and tourist destination.
Market and product niches
As part of their drive towards diversification, the economies of the Middle East are investing in:
Infrastructure: projects include transportation initiatives such as metro and rail networks, as well as air and sea ports Healthcare: populations and treatment trends (including medical tourism) are increasing
Education: there’s high demand for training the local population so the society can “look after itself” once the oil runs out Security: solutions to address regional concerns about safety