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Blog November 8, 2019

Relationship between Dubai and France in Terms of Import and Export

It is not a secret that France is considered to be one of the main trade partners of Dubai. The trade relationship between the UAE and France is considered to be strong in terms of knowledge, resources, and technology. The economic statistics released by the UAE authorities make this statement solid and authentic. The airline operators are strengthening their presence in France to meet the increasing demands of cargo import/export. 


Consequently, the business of transferring Dubai to France Cargo Service is soaring at a high rate and the sector of importing/exporting cargo from/to France has high growth potential. It is said that the requirements to send cargo from Dubai to France and France to Dubai are increasing rapidly.  


According to data of Dubai customs, Dubai’s non-oil foreign trade has reached Dh339 billion in the first quarter of 2019. This means Dubai is also consistently making progress in non-oil foreign trade with other countries apart from France. China, India, and the US are considered to be the big players when it comes to trading. Such high figures are achieved by Dubai in spite of heavy headwinds posed by challenging macro and geopolitical environment. 


This robust performance and considerable growth in trading figures is a direct indication that Dubai is leaving no stone unturned and is treading the right path of revenue diversification in alignment with values and standards. Besides, it shows Dubai resilience as a global trade hub. This has made easier for trading Dubai to France cargo. 

Some of the important things that a trading business should know are as follows. 


Less Volume Cargo

To export cargo from Dubai to France, a business doesn’t have to meet a huge amount of requirements. If cargo is less in volume, it can still be sent in one consolidate i.e. groupage container with several other consignments or through LCL (Less Container Load) shipment. 


High Volume Cargo

If a business has cargo enough to fill a container, it is sent through FCL (Full Container Load) shipment. In this type of shipment, all of the goods in the container belong to one owner only. 


Documentation Needed

In order to prepare the Export Declaration at Dubai Customs, copies of the exporter’s passport along with UAE visa pages and destination address are required. 


Pre-export Survey

To plan budget or rethink about what goods should be moved or kept behind, a pre-export survey can be conducted. Many reputed companies offer this service free of cost with no obligation. Once the survey is completed and goods inclusion is determined, a quotation for moving products internationally can be requested based on the volume and location. 


Export Packing and Wrapping

After that, there comes the stage of export packing and wrapping. Since the cargo needs to be shipped from one country to another, the cargo must be packed by the professionals to meet the legal requirements. 


Shipping and Handling

After export packing, the shipment is scheduled and loaded on to the container at the discussed date. The company that is facilitating cargo shipping will also handle the relevant document work for clearance at Dubai Customs. 


Clearance and Delivery

In the last stage, the ETA will be declared and the destination agent (associated with the export company) will organize pre-clearance to receive the cargo and send the cargo at intended address. 


The export/import process is quite simple if a business works with reputed packers and movers who also offer export packing along with shipping.