E-Commerce website was set up to boost access of Rwandan products to global market
Rwandan and East African products are set to gain extended access to UAE and global markets following the first launch in Rwanda of Dubuy.com, an e-commerce platform.
The e-commerce platform will bring Rwandan products to the UAE, the Gulf Region and the global markets in general and will help enterprises from around the world invest in Rwanda.
As of the launch on Wednesday 3 March 2021, over 15 Rwandan companies and many more in UAE are registered on the platform. “I encourage more Rwandan companies to onboard and display their products.
We are honored that Rwanda is the first country of launch for Dubuy.com in the region. E-commerce platforms like this are needed now more than ever before as we respond to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Rwanda’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates H.E Emmanuel Hategeka said at the virtual launch.
The digital platform presents more advantages and can reduce the cost of trade. “This platform is a great addition to Rwanda's local and regional trade activities. As a country promoting manufacturing of products for export, we believe it will help us quicken the process of connecting buyers and sellers. We also hope that through the platform, we will be able to reduce on the overall cost of trade,” observed Zephanie Niyonkuru, Deputy CEO of Rwanda Development Board.
rade enabler DP World has already its Kigali Logistics Platform and considers Rwanda as a gateway to the regional market. "We have robust infrastructure to support logistics in Rwanda and we are committed to reducing the cost of logistics, enabling Rwanda to become a regional logistics hub," noted Sumeet Bhardwaj, CEO of DP World Kigali.
The launch of Duby.com comes after RDB and DP World signed a Memorandum of Understanding in December, 2020 to launch the new global B2B and B2C e-commerce platform