Home Covid-19 Dubai Chamber launches online marketplace for PPE products amid scaling demand Businesses can use the marketplace to buy PPE at reduced costs, generate new leads, and build long-term partnerships with reliable suppliers by Zainab Mansoor July 13, 2020 Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched an online platform to connect UAE companies and healthcare providers with suppliers of PPE products, it announced on July 13. The Rapid Response Initiative (RRI) is a free-to-use marketplace that connects reliable buyers and sellers of PPE and medical supplies in the midst of an increasing demand among businesses for such products. Businesses can use the marketplace to buy PPE at low costs, generate new leads, and build long-term partnerships with reliable suppliers. The RRI is furthering the Chamber’s efforts to simplify and digitise the trade process for business in Dubai. Companies that buy and sell PPE and medical equipment can register for free on the marketplace. The portal initially launched with 15 approved suppliers from the UAE listing a range of products, including surgical and reusable facemasks and shields, safety goggles, hand sanitisers, disposable gloves, medical gowns and coveralls, ventilators and thermometers. “This first-of-its-kind initiative supports Dubai Chamber’s efforts to enhance ease of doing business in Dubai and facilitate trade, while it also positions the emirate as a global smart city leveraging digital tools to help fight the spread of Covid-19,” said Dr. Belaid Rettab, senior director, Economic Research and Sustainable Business Development Sector, Dubai Chamber. “Businesses using the marketplace can benefit by reducing costs when buying PPE, generating new leads, building long-term partnerships with reliable suppliers. We encourage companies operating in this field to leverage the platform to capitalise on new business opportunities and boost their online exposure,” he added. Tags Businesses Dubai Chamber hand sanitisers online marketplace PPE products thermometers trade UAE ventilators 0 Comments Share Tweet Share Share You might also like UAE retail e-commerce market reaches $3.9bn in 2020 UAE reports 1,988 Covid-19 cases, 6 deaths Flights between India and UAE to remain suspended until July 6 – airline Where is the UAE’s car leasing business headed?