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Food export from Brazil to Arab Nations reaches around USD 5.3 billion in 2013

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2014-02-18 11:56:50 - 50 per cent increase in Brazilian participation at Gulfood 2014 demonstrates robust trade

UAE, February 18, 2014: The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Apex-Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, is set to sponsor 19 companies from Brazil to participate in this year’s edition of Gulfood, the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality show, which will take place from February 23 to 27, 2014 at the Dubai World trade Center (DWTC). The 2014 edition will see bigger participation from the Brazilian players with an increase of almost 50 per cent from the previous year--reflecting the accelerated growth of the food and beverage sectors in Arab countries for Brazil. In fact, recent reports have shown that in 2013, the total food exports from Brazil to Arab countries exceeded USD 5.257 billion in

comparison to 2012.

Dr. Michel Alaby, General Secretary and CEO of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce said: “Gulfood is a perfect platform for the Brazilian companies to explore increasing business opportunities in the light of growing preference for their food products in the region. We have several options and vast varieties in food trading to address their requirements as well as criteria. The flourishing trade between the Arab Nations and Brazil is the reason for an increasingly large number of Brazilian exhibitors at the event.”

Most of the exporters will display their stands in the Brazilian pavilion, which will have more space because of more participants. The area of the pavilion is spread across 711 square meters while the mezzanine space is 311 square meters. This year will see the participation of 77 companies, an increase of 25 more than previous year’s 52. Besides the Apex-Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency and the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, other entities that will participate in the event include the Brazilian Coffee Industry Association (ABIC), the Brazilian Poultry Association (Ubabef), the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporters (Abiec), the Brazilian Cocoa, Chocolate, Peanut and Candies Manufacturers Association (Abicab), the Brazilian Fruit Institute (Ibraf), the Brazilian Cooperative Organization (OCB), the Brazilian National Association of the Biscuit Industry (ANIB), and the Brazilian Rice Industry Association (Abiarroz).

Gulfood is the world’s biggest annual foodservice, hospitality and retail event. This year's edition of the show is expected to showcase 20,000 brands from over 4,500 exhibitors. Highlights of the exhibition will include the Annual Gulfood Awards, the Emirates Salon Culinaire, Barista Bonanza and Coffee Council and an Export Advice Clinic. For more information, log on to

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