The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Ghanaian International Office recently announced the organization of a cosmetics certification roundtable at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
At the roundtable, participants discussed halal food certification for food cosmetics that relate to the emirate’s strategy of promoting Dubai as the Capital of Islamic Economy in the world. Also of importance was enlightening Ghana’s largest exporters of raw agro material on the processes they would need to use to be able to export their products to Dubai.
Participating in the event were the Ghana Export Promotion Centre, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and Ghana Free Zone Board, as well as producers of Shea nuts and butters, cashew and cocoa beans, the Emirates Standardisation & Meteorology Authority and Ghana Shea Alliance.
“The roundtable fittingly shed light on the importance of halal and organic certification through presentations highlighting the possibility of increased trade volumes between Ghana and Dubai and a rise in demand for Ghanaian produce in the emirate and their subsequent re-export to the regional markets,” Omar Khan, director of international offices for the Dubai Chamber, said.