News : Jazfa Supports e-Commerce with China
May 1, 2014 -- A 13-member delegation from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China visited Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) last week to seek Jafza’s support in facilitating e-commerce between Ningxia and the Middle East region.
The visit followed the recent announcement by Economic Zones World, Jafza’s parent company, to establish a purpose built smart retail hub, which is called matajircom.
The delegation comprising senior officials from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR), Yinchuan City and Free Trade Zone, National Engineering Laboratory for e-Commerce Transaction technologies and some private companies was received at the Free Zone by Adil Al Zarooni, senior vice president, Khalid Al Marzooqi, senior mManager – Asia Pacific, Jafza and Naser Al Jumairi, director of Jebel Ali, TECOM Customs Centre.
Al Zarooni said: "We are happy to see Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region’s keen interest in using e-commerce channel to strengthen bilateral trade between Ningxia and the UAE, as well as the Middle East region and will be happy to extend our support for the same."
The key features of matajircom include e-commerce tailored regulations and one-stop-solutions, physical fulfillment facilities and services, world-class financial infrastructure and payment gateway, high speed internet, storefront developer, e-marketplace platforms, and call centre services.
Ningxia is one of China’s most promising autonomous regions. With proven deposits of 50 different minerals including coal, gypsum, oil, natural gas, pottery clay, quartz sandstone, and barite, Ningxia ranks among the most resource rich provinces in China.
Ningxia has also emerged as a producer of fruit and grain as well as a centre for animal husbandry. The region has plans to develop into a manufacturer of halal food and other halal products.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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