Dubai: Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), has recently showcased the emirate’s expertise and resources in Islamic economic services to the business community in Toronto and Vancouver across a series of seminars conducted with the support of the Canadian Embassy in the UAE and the provincial governments of Ontario and British Columbia.

The seminars were part of Dubai Exports’ activities to promote the service sector in the emirate to global markets and follow on from similar activities conducted in Australia, Indonesia, France and Germany.

The seminars, jointly organised by Dubai Exports and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, a prominent Canadian legal firm, focussed on encouraging linkages between Islamic financial and advisory firms in Dubai and their counterparts in Canada. Participants in the seminar also discussed the changes required in Canada’s taxation and regulatory system to enable Islamic financial products to be treated on a par with conventional financial products.