A range of specialist services to help Irish companies trade with the Arab world

Important information for businesses exporting to the UAE

The AICC provides a range of specialist services to help Irish companies trade with the Arab world. We offer a one-stop solution to support Irish businesses in succeeding in these important markets. Our unique professional export documentation services support Irish exporters in doing business and are an essential asset to Arab-Irish trade.

With our extensive experience and because of our excellent relationships with the relevant embassies, we are ideally positioned to assist Ireland’s exporters trading in the Arab markets.  At the AICC we look after all certification and legalisation requirements, including the new Attestation Fee, which was introduced by the UAE authorities in February 2023.

The Attestation Fee requires all companies exporting to the UAE to pay a new flat rate for every commercial invoice valued above 10,000 AED.  But this doesn’t have to be an additional administrative burden. That’s our role, and our processes help ensure there is no additional administration nor delays for companies exporting east as a result of this new fee. 

It’s our business to help your business do business in the Arab world, seamlessly.

Our mission is simple – we connect businesses with expertise, promoting and supporting the growth of Irish companies in the Arab States. Utilising the latest technologies for our services, we are Ireland’s information hub for exporters to the Arab world. We also offer a personal document legalisation service for individuals travelling to Middle Eastern countries to live and work.

Lorna remarked that “Ireland exports 90% of it’s food and drink produce and there are great opportunities for Irish businesses in exporting to the Arab states.” #AIBF23

“The mission of Enterprise Ireland is to accelerate the development of world class Irish companies to achieve leading positions in global markets.” #AIBF23

Nick Cole's advice for companies looking to export to the Arab region is to "Start small, get comfortable with your surroundings, decide whether you want a partner. Do not be afraid to use the networks you have."

Declan Fearon's advice for businesses looking to export to the Arab world is to build " Credibility, reliability, trust and to get in contact with @EI_MENA who embark on trade missions to the Arab region."

Taken to the stage now is Declan Fearon, Tipperary Crystal & Six Flags Qiddiya, Nick Cole, CEO of daa International, Anita Thomas, country manger for Emirates and virtually is Niall Gibbons, of Neom International #AIBF23

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