Marubeni Concluded MOU with Al Foah of U.A.E. for the Sales Cooperation of Dates to Japanese Market

Dec. 18. 2007
Abu Dhabi Trade House、Marubeni Corporation

Marubeni Corporation and Abu Dhabi Trade House LLC have concluded MOU on December 17th, 2007 with Al Foah LLC, a company produced dates product and fully owned by Emirates of Abu Dhabi, for the sales cooperation of Al Foah’s dates to Japanese market.

The above MOU was concluded during Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi H.H.Sheikh Mohmmed’s visit to Japan and it covers wide range of cooperation not only sales of dates as dried fruit, but also raw materials for the cake, the beverage, and the seasoning, etc., and aiming of product development with Japanese companies as health food.

The Parties have concluded research of dates prior to the conclusion of MOU, which result was announced at “Abu Dhabi Dates Symposium” which was held at Marubeni Corporation on December 11th, 2007. More than 120 people from 70 companies attended it and their understanding for dates was deepened.

Dates is the fruits of "Date Palm Tree". Although it is not familiar in Japan, it is very popular and eaten mainly in the Moslem countries. It contains rich nutritious value and mellow sweetness is its characteristic. United Arab Emirates is one of top dates producing countries in the world and Marubeni Corporation and Abu Dhabi Trade House LLC plan to introduce high quality Al Foah’s dates to Japan.

< Outline of Al Foah LLC >
Address  : Al Ain, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Established : in 2005
Stockholder : 100% General Holding Corporation (fully owned by Emirate of Abu Dhabi)
Employee : 352 employees
Production : 75,000 tons/year
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< Outline of Abu Dhabi Trade House >
Address  : Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Established : May 21, 2007
Capital  : Dhs20million
Stockholder : 60%General Holding Corporation  40% Marubeni Corporation

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