Russian-Emirati food trade after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic

Against the background of food security risks associated with the pandemic, in 2020, the United Arab Emirates adopted Law No. 3 on the creation of strategic food reserves in emergencies, crises and natural disasters. The law provides for the creation of reserves through the efforts of food suppliers and distributors who undertake to create and replenish a strategic food supply, supply the market if necessary, and organize distribution in accordance with plans developed by the National emergency management office in coordination with the Ministry of economy of the United Arab Emirates. Under these conditions, there are additional opportunities to expand the share of Russian products in the UAE food market.

23.06.2020 G. The webinar “Russian-Emirati food trade after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic” was held. the event was Organized by the chambers of Commerce and industry of Moscow and Dubai with the support of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation and The Russian food house in the UAE. The webinar was attended by representatives of Emirati and Russian government agencies responsible for the development of international trade and food exports.

The event was attended by Russian food producers and exporters, as well as trading companies in the UAE.



Mr.Omar Khan

Director of International offices of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Mr.Suren Vardanyan

Vice-president of Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Mr.Mohammed Bin Sulaiman

Senior Manager of the Business Relations Departament of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Mr.Dmitriy Krasnov

Head of the FGBU « Agroexport» (subdivision of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia)


Mr.Sergey Vologodskiy

Vice-president of the Russian Export Center (Federal export development agency of Russia)


Mr.Alexei Busev

Manager of the Russian Food House in Dubai, Chairman of the Russia – UAE Committee of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce & Industry


Mr. Khuri Issa

Managing director of Mirak Group, representative of the Dubai group of fruit and vegetable traders.