JETRO Dubai Topics

JETRO Dubai is publishing quarterly newsletters JETRO Dubai Topics featuring the developments on Japan’s business and economy, activities of Japanese companies in the MENA region, as well as the events organized/sponsored by JETRO. The newsletter gives information on trends about trade and investment between Japan and the MENA countries, major trade fairs scheduled in Japan, and details of new reference books available at the JETRO Dubai business library.

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2019 – 1st & 2nd Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japanese SME Caravan to the UAE (Dec2018 & Feb2019)
o JETRO presented high quality tasty Japanese foods at Gulfood 2019
o JETRO set-up Japan Pavilion at Arab Health 2019
o Intellectual Property Seminar & Public Awareness Events
o JETRO Dubai held GCC Tax Update Seminar
o JETRO Dubai organized Japanese SME Networking Event in Dubai

2018 – 3rd & 4th Quarter Event Highlights  
o Saudi Arabia IP Protection Seminar held in Tokyo
o JETRO Dubai held seminars regarding "West Africa" and "Magreb Region"
o JETRO to introduce 19 Japanese Stars at GITEX Future Stars 2018
o Visit of Japanese SME Delegation to the UAE - Dec2018 & Feb2019
o JETRO to promote Japanese companies at the "45th Session of Baghdad International Fair"
o 3rd Saudi Arabia Food Market Development - an initiative by JETRO Dubai 

2018 – 2nd Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japan-UAE Business Forum held in Abu Dhabi
o Japan Pavilion at the Middle East Film & Comic Con 2018
o Business Connect Workshop for EXPO 2020 Dubai
o JETRO and ME-IPG held anti-counterfeit Seminars in Iran & Nigeria
o JETRO to organize Japan Pavilion for the upcoming GITEX Future Stars 2018

2018 – 1st Quarter Event Highlights  
o UAE holds Strategic Business Forum in Japan
o Increasing participation of Japanese companies in Japan Pavilion in Arab Health
o Japanese food products expanding its potentials in UAE and the region
o Japan and Middle East anti-counterfeits watchdog, JETRO and MEIPG, steps up war against fakes in the UAE
o JETRO Dubai sent "infrastructure business delegation" to Kuwait

2013 – 2nd Quarter Event Highlights  
o Prime Minister Shinzo Abe concludes successful visit
o UAE-Japan Business Forum calls for greater business ties
o Japan-GCC Trade 2012: 27% rise in Japan's exports to the GCC
o JETRO Delegation visits DP World, DWC and DAFZA in Dubai
o Emirates launches non-stop daily flights to Haneda in Tokyo
o Japan Pavilion at the 40th Baghdad International Fair

2013 – 1st Quarter Event Highlights  
o 20% rise in Japan's exports to the UAE
o JETRO Dubai hosts Business Networking Luncheon
o JETRO Content Business Seminar 2013 in Tokyo
o JETRO Dubai Seminar on MENA Economic and Political Developments
o ESMA extends grace period for approved non-removable plug adaptors for 6 months

2012 – 4th Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japan focus on medical device market in the Middle East
o JETRO set-up Japan Pavilion at Arab Health 2013
o JETRO continues promoting trade through Buyers Invitation Programs
o MY CONTENT Japan Pavilion at the Big Entertainment Show and Content Summit 2012
o JETRO Zone in FOODEX Japan 2013

2012 – 3rd Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japan-UAE trade grew 14.5% during the 1st half of 2012
o JETRO promotes trade through invitation programs
o JETRO World Food Market in FOODEX Japan 2013
o UAE's Etihad Airways to launch daily flights to Tokyo
o UAE lifts ban on foodstuff shipment from Japan
o Marunouchi district to welcome foreign firms

2012 – 2nd Quarter Event Highlights  
o Big jump in Japan's exports to the UAE during the 1st Quarter of 2012
o Japan's imports from the GCC surge in 2011
o Tokyo witnesses increased demand in real estate properties
o Seminar in Qatar on Japan's Water Technologies & Solutions
o Japanese participation sought in WETEX & Dubai Global Energy Forum 2013

2012 – 1st Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japan's trade with the UAE during the year 2011
o Japanese medical devices manufacturers find Dubai a springboard for business expansion in the Middle East
o ARITA Porcelain Coffee Cup Exhibition held in Dubai
o Japanese Food Mission from Malaysia and Singapore in Dubai
o Japan Earthquake Recovery Briefing (Message from JETRO Chairman)
o Invest Japan Business Support Centre (IBSC)

2011 – 4th Quarter Event Highlights  
o Rising fuel costs push up Japan’s trade deficit with the GCC states
o Market strategies for foreign business in Japan
o Japan to create 7 special Economic Zones
o JETRO MENA regional conference held in Dubai
o JETRO seminar in Dubai on investment opportunities in India and Pakistan
o Japan aims to break into the Medical Device Market in the Middle East – JETRO Sets up Japan Pavilion at Arab Health 2012

2011 – 3rd Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japan-UAE trade during the 1st six months of 2011
o The ‘Commercial Agencies Committee’ under UAE Commercial Agency Law
o Subsidies for Foreign Affiliates Establishing Site Locations in Osaka
o Koolbiz Tech: Japan Textile technologies to support electricity saving
o Results of the Second Emergency Survey on “The Actual Status of Industries after the Great East Japan Earthquake”
o JETRO sets up Japan Pavilion at Arab Health 2012

o Japanese Pavilion at ECO-Q Doha
o JETRO Publishes Export to Japan Guidebooks

2011 – 2nd Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japan holds top rank in competitive strength
o Foreign companies continue to expand their businesses in Japan after the great East Japan Earthquake
o Japan-GCC trade during the year 2010
o Launch of Joint WTO-IDE/JETRO publication
o Application for JETRO Zone in Foodex Japan 2012

2011 – 1st Quarter Event Highlights  
o The Great East Japan Earthquake
o Iraq Business Seminar in Dubai
o Japan bent on increasing foreign direct investment
o Japan's trade with the UAE during the year 2010

2010 – 4th Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japan - focused business seminar in Dubai
o Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry organizes seminar in support of Japan-UAE trade expansion

2010 – 3rd Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japan - Top exporter of used passenger cars to Dubai
o A review of 2010 amendments of UAE Commercial Agencies Law
o Algeria and Tunisia Business Seminar in Dubai
o Japan-GCC trade picks up in 2010

2010 – 2nd Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japan's global trade looks up in 2010 as economy slowly recovers from recession
o JETRO Seminar on business opportunities in Iraq 
o Increased business chances in Egypt - JETRO seminar on business opportunities in Egypt & North Africa

2010 – 1st Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japanese pavilion a big success at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi
o Business climate improving in Iraq

2009 – 4th Quarter Event Highlights  
o Simply Japan - a huge success
o JETRO leads successful Japanese delegation to Saudi Arabia
o JETRO organize Africa Business Seminar in Dubai

2009 – 3rd Quarter Event Highlights  
o Simply Japan- JETRO’s Antenna Shop at Dubai Mall
o Japanese technology to help solve word water problems

2009 – 2nd Quarter Event Highlights  
o IIPPF and BPG sign MoU
o Japan-GCC trade surge 43% in 2008

2009 – 1st Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japan - An attractive investment destination
o New horizon in Japan-UAE ties in the field of renewable energy
o Intellectual property protection
o Japan looks at UAE as a major potential market for food exports

2008 – 3rd & 4th Quarter Event Highlights  
o First Japan - Oman Business Forum held
o Japan partners with the UAE in hosting Forum for the future
o UAE seeks Japan's Cooperation to develop nuclear power plants

2008 – 2nd Quarter Event Highlights  
o JETRO Dubai made Regional Headquarter
o Japan-UAE trade during the year 2007

2008 – 1st Quarter Event Highlights  
o Japanese Pavilion attracted many visitors – Successful end to Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi
o Japanese Technology highlighted in “Project Qatar 2008”
o Japan's world trade surges 8.74% in 2007
o Social Security gets priority – Japan’s 2008 budget announced 
o Major Trade Fairs in Japan

2007 – 4th Quarter Event Highlights  
o JETRO sets up Japan Pavilion at World Future Energy Summit 2008 in Abu Dhabi
o H.H Gen. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s visit to Japan boosts UAE - Japan Economic Ties
o 2008 Economic Outlook for East Asia
o Japan - an attractive market for foreign-capital hotels
o Major Trade Fairs in Japan

2007 – 3rd Quarter Event Highlights  
o 36% surge in Japan's exports to GCC
o JETRO promotes foreign direct investment
o Japan's population census - 2005
o JETRO Events in Focus
o Major Trade Fairs in Japan