Benoit Visits UAE to Open Door for Trade Opportunities
DUBAI – Supervisor John J. Benoit met Thursday with trade representatives at the U.S. Consulate in Dubai to explore potential importing and exporting opportunities between Riverside County and the United Arab Emirates.
“Riverside County is eager to partner with the United Arab Emirates to build government-to-government relations, increase trading opportunities with our local business community and promote foreign direct investment, which creates jobs in our county,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit.
The visit was a follow-up to a meeting Supervisor Benoit and Riverside County Foreign Trade Commissioner Tom Freeman had in March with United Arab Emirates trade representatives at the UAE’s Washington, D.C. Embassy. Riverside County’s agricultural products and pharmaceuticals already are being purchased in the UAE, and the county would like to add more manufactured goods to the list.
Supervisor Benoit’s visit to Dubai was part of a personal vacation, at no cost to the county.
The Riverside County Office of Foreign Trade offers expertise and assistance in exporting and importing, financing with the Export-Import Bank of the United States, investment, EB-5 visas and diplomacy to many countries around the world.