Tejari Signs up With DCCI to Boost Trade Between Bangladesh and the Middle East

    - 5,000 Companies in Dhaka to Join the Online Trading Platform

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - Tejari, the leading online
B2B marketplace for global emerging markets, has signed a Strategic
Cooperation Agreement with the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI),
Dhaka's largest Chamber of Commerce. This deal will facilitate an innovative
trading platform between companies in Dubai and Dhaka by moving commerce
online and providing members of the Chamber of Commerce with access to a large
and established buyer network in the UAE and across the region.

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    This strategic partnership will significantly enhance trade between
Bangladesh and the Middle East. Originating as a transparent trading platform
from the Emirate of Dubai, Tejari offers proven technology, first class
consulting services and e-readiness training programs. DCCI provides the
opportunity for thousands of qualified suppliers to develop trade links across
key industry sectors in Bangladesh, including pharmaceuticals, textiles,
leather and fisheries.
    "The agreement with DCCI represents a powerful new platform for
connecting Bangladeshi sellers with Middle Eastern buyers. Bangladeshi sellers
can now reach new markets and increase their sales not only within the UAE,
but across the Middle East region, where Tejari is proud to have the largest
online buyer network," said Omar Hijazi, Tejari CEO.
    Hijazi added, "This partnership represents a significant step in boosting
trade between the Middle East and Bangladesh and also highlights our
increasing presence on the global stage. Exporting the Dubai spirit of
innovation and leading the global shift towards online trading, Tejari
represents the future of B2B commerce. With its proven trading technology and
track record for facilitating international business links, Tejari is helping
overseas businesses to be "e-ready" for electronic trading opportunities that
transcend borders and bring together emerging markets across the globe."
    One of the key components of the agreement is the development of an
online trading community; an e-Exhibition private-label community. DCCI
companies can upload their company profile on the portal, showcase their
products, issue promotional trade leads and above all, have access to a
trading floor where they can interact with potential buyers or sellers across
a global network. This trading portal allows all members of the DCCI to
exhibit their products to the world 24x7 round the year, available from April
2008. Additionally, companies will participate in e-readiness training
programs to receive certification and the eReady(TM) mark, demonstrating that
the company and individuals have been trained and certified by Tejari, to
conduct business transactions online.
    Hossain Khaled, President, DCCI said: "As we enter into our 50th
anniversary, it is fitting that we look to the future and introduce our member
businesses to new and innovative methods of trading. E-commerce is rapidly
transforming how business is conducted across the world. The new online
trading portal and e-readiness training will help connect our members to the
global marketplace , opening up an unprecedented number of export and import
opportunities, especially for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs)."
    As it fortifies its global reach, Tejari looks forward to establishing
more partnerships as it penetrates into other emerging markets such as South
America, Africa and CIS regions in the future. Encouraging commercial growth,
innovation and transparency, over 70,000 tenders worth $4 billion, have
already been conducted on Tejari.com since inception. The site now boasts a
100,000-strong online member community worldwide.

    About Tejari

    Tejari is one of the leading B2B online marketplaces in the emerging
markets. Tejari enables buyers and sellers to transact and share information
about a variety of goods and services via a secured Internet environment.
Tejari provides a single point of contact for an open and growing community of
buyers and suppliers, permitting spot-purchasing and on-line auctions that
enable participants' real-time access to new markets and greater cost savings.
Visit Tejari at http://www.tejari.com

For further information:

For further information: Tejari, Howaida Rabee, Events & Public
Relations Manager, Tel: +971-4-391-3777, e-mail: howaida.rabee@tejari.com;
Hill and Knowlton, Rania Helmy, Account Manager, Tel: +971-4-3344930, Email:

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