Emirates-owned Transguard inks deal to move diamonds, jewelry from India


Dubai: Transguard signed an unique cope with the Gem and Jewelry Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), to move and safeguard diamonds and jewelry from India, it was introduced on Friday. With this deal, the Dubai safety providers firm will present end-to-end logistics help – from round the clock transportation and door-to-door providers to vault administration and the secure storage of jewelry. The division routinely transports billions of {dollars}’ value of gems, jewelry, money and different valuables in a 12 months.

GPJEC has arrange its first worldwide workplace, the India Jewelry Exposition (IJEX) centre, in Dubai Gold Souk in Deira. Right here, its members will use the area to exhibit and showcase gems and jewels India has to supply.

As a part of the settlement, Transguard will totally insure all exhibitors’ merchandise saved within the vault. The staff is anticipated to deal with diamonds, jewelry and gems value round Dh100 million this 12 months, with exponential progress predicted within the subsequent three years as commerce between India and Dubai continues to increase. India’s gems and jewelry exports to the UAE grew by 16.54 per cent to $ 5.77 billion in 2022-23.

“We have now constructed a strong fame for offering environment friendly, risk-free, secure and safe providers that result in a stress-free buyer expertise,” mentioned Rabie Atie, Senior Vice President Transguard. “We’re extraordinarily pleased with being concerned with the very first cargo that arrived in Dubai beneath the CEPA settlement.”

Via Transguard’s association with Dubai Customs, responsibility and VAT will likely be collected, solely on offered gadgets, on the finish of the exhibition.

“The IJEX Centre is an important initiative that seeks to capitalize on some great benefits of the Complete Financial Partnership Settlement (CEPA) between India and the UAE,” mentioned Sabyasachi Ray, Govt Director of the Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council of India. “The pact has opened up quite a few prospects to reinforce commerce between the 2 nations.”

“Particularly, it has been extremely helpful for the Indian jewelry sector, leading to multi-fold improve in plain gold jewelry exports to the Center East,” he added.


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