International gateway for the tea trade
The UAE is the world’s largest re-exporter of tea with a 60% share of the global market. Since the world’s major tea plantations were established in India and Sri Lanka in the early 1900s, Dubai has been a key international gateway for the trade. Its strategic location midway between the tea producers and tea consumers was a natural advantage. In 2013, the total volume of tea traded through Dubai increased to 129 thousand tonnes (US$ 463 million), representing a jump of 34% on trade in 2012. As a tea trade facilitator, we continue to invest in the innovative infrastructure, business services and expertise to help you capitalise on the flow of tea passing through the region.
A dedicated facility combining warehousing, blending and packaging, our tea centre provides comprehensive facilities and convenient solutions for traders who want to maintain a stock for importers in the Middle East and adjacent regions. We process teas from 13 different countries and facilitate the trade of tea to international buyers worldwide.Find out more
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