Vanuatu to participate at 2021 World Expo in Dubai

Six local businesses in Vanuatu will be sending their products to the World Expo in Dubai.

ACTIV, EAU DES ÎLES, Tanna Coffee, Fine Foods and Vanuatu Bijouterie and Vanuatu Handikraft have loaded up their produce in a container for the expo that is held every five years.

These local businesses were invited to participate through the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and 6 expressed interest to participate.

The Commissioner General representing Vanuatu for the world expo and Director of External Trade Vanuatu Joe Pakoa said “As the Commissioner of the Expo, after so many meetings with the national expo committee we have now sealed a 20 foot container for the World Expo that will be held in Dubai, now that we have finally closed the container, this container brings the exhibition products and the products that will be on sale. This world expo is different from the rest, we entered to exhibit, but this time we have a retail shop so we will be allowed to sell Vanuatu products.”

The container which contains their produce is yet to meet Biosecurity inspections to ensure that the shipment is secure before it is sealed on the 28th.

The United Arab Emirates will be supporting delegations of representatives of each country participating to the World Expo.

The showcase will take place over six months from Fri, Oct 1, 2021 – Thu, Mar 31, 2022.