Seeking to Enhance the Export Environment
Saudi Exports Development Authority "SAUDI EXPORTS" has organized workshops for exporting Saudi companies or those wishing to export. The Authority aims to spread awareness of export culture and to define export procedures b explaining the global commercial terminology and introducing land, air and sea ports. It also aims to introducing the means of transport and logistics services needed and how to export.
Through a series of workshops, the "SAUDI EXPORTS" is seeking to introduce funding and guarantees provided to exporters of national products. Hence, the "SAUDI EXPORTS" is keen to provide an integrated vision to the community of exporters by introducing them to the basic principles of preparing market research. This will enable the exporters to find suitable markets, in addition to identifying the mechanism of determining the right prices of the products. In more specialized workshops, the "SAUDI EXPORTS" introduces agencies wishing to export with letters of credit, how to benefit from them and how to use them, in addition to introducing the terminology of international trade and practices.
On the other hand, and with encouragement from the "SAUDI EXPORTS" the Saudi product managed, thanks to its quality and competitiveness, to access international markets when national factories signed memoranda of understanding with the Spanish El Corte Inglés group, one of the major business groups in Europe, which has 300 branch stores and grocery markets in Spain and Portugal. These memoranda of understanding are part of one of the most important services offered by the "SAUDI EXPORTS ", which caters for "the delegations of buyers" in order to promote the Saudi products for international companies, and to achieve penetration of national products to those markets.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Council of Saudi Chambers, the "SAUDI EXPORTS" was involved in the organization of the Saudi-Kazakh Business Forum in the Kazakh capital Astana. The Saudi delegation was headed by the Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Tawfiq bin Fuzan Al-Rubi'a, who headed representatives from government agencies and Saudi businessmen. Through discussions and visual presentations with their Kazakh counterparts, the two sides discussed the real opportunities offered by economies of the Kingdom and Kazakhstan, particularly in the fields of petrochemicals, mining, agriculture, food security and industries. During the Saudi-Kazakh Business Forum in Astana, businessmen discussed exchanging information and future partnerships and showcasing their products in the markets of the two countries.
The "SAUDI EXPORTS" has also conducted an analysis involving some markets and sectors. It aimed to provide interested agencies and exporters with the statistics relating to those markets and sectors. The "SAUDI EXPORTS" published on its website a number of economic reports on the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Turkey as well as the Republic of India. The reports included gross domestic product (GDPs) and trade performance of commodities in these countries. They also included a number of economic indicators and focused on exports, imports and the most prominent exports by Saudi Arabia to these markets. It also published economic reports on the most prominent industrial sectors in several regions of the world.
The Authority hopes that its efforts and activities will be an added value to the Saudi manufacturers in a way that will positively impact the national economy in general and growth of national companies in particular through stimulating these companies and enabling them to develop their business in international markets and making use of the available opportunities. It intends to do so through training workshops offered throughout the whole year, or through participation in specialized international fairs organized by the "SAUDI EXPORTS" in many sectors, in addition to bilateral meetings and forums. For more information, please visit the website www.saudiexports.sa or social networking accounts @SaudiExports.