On an overall level, Dubai imports consumables, capital goods, cement, food products and intermediate products from around the world. Most common exports to Dubai from India include Tea Products, food items (fruits, vegetables, dairy, processed), machinery spares and plastic stuff (conduits, pipes, tapes, goods like trays).
Dubai is now the world’s largest re-exporter of tea with more than 60% market share. Since the country grows no tea there is no domestic market to protect, no tariffs and favorable financial terms. Companies operate in a free zone status with 50-year guaranteed leases and 100% business ownership, full ownership of business premises, 0% corporate and personal income tax and a secure regulated environment. It is an ideal location to re-export tea after blending and packaging. The Centre also permits 100% capital repatriation with no currency restrictions.