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Chinese Insurer Moves Into Dubai International Financial Centre With First Regional Office

As a global financial centre and top innovation hub in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced how the China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation, SINOSURE, has selected DIFC as the location for its first office in the Middle East.

DIFC is the preferred financial centre in the region for Chinese firms and home to the major financial institutions from that country. SINOSURE’s choice reflects the DIFC’s position as a global financial hub, with a world-class legal and regulatory framework, infrastructure, connectivity, and access to the world’s leading businesses.

With its new regional headquarters, SINOSURE aims to further support China’s national Belt and Road initiative, as well as promoting the development of the country’s foreign trade and investment.

SINOSURE is a state-funded and policy-oriented insurance company established to promote China’s foreign economic, trade development, and cooperation on a non-profit basis. SINOSURE had accumulatively supported more than $5.3 trillion of domestic and foreign trade and investment, provided credit insurance-related services for over 210,000 enterprises, and facilitated nearly 300 banks offering more than RMB 3.9 trillion of financing for exporters, as of the end of 2020.

Since 2015, SINOSURE has maintained a top ranking amongst Export Credit Agencies based on the total insured amount, according to the Berne Union (the global association for export credit and investment insurers).

Within its remit, SINOSURE as a Group writes short, medium, and long-term export credit insurance, foreign investment insurance, domestic trade credit insurance, bonds, guarantees, and reinsurance related to export credit insurance, accounts receivable management, and information consulting services among others.

Arif Amiri, CEO, DIFC Authority
Arif Amiri, CEO, DIFC Authority

In this regard, as the CEO of DIFC AuthorityArif Amiri comments, “We extend our congratulations to SINOSURE for successfully completing 20 years and for choosing DIFC for its first office in the region, which is a testament to Dubai’s position as the leading hub for business and trade in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. DIFC has a well-established reputation as an ideal base for leading Chinese companies and SINOSURE strengthens this. Their collective presence is underpinned by the strong bi-lateral relations between the UAE and China and we are focused on helping them grow in this region, which is home to a number of the world’s fastest-growing markets.”

Song Shuguang, Chairman of SINOSURE, added, “It’s a great delight for SINOSURE to witness the establishment of Dubai Office in DIFC on the 20th anniversary of the founding of our company. SINOSURE’s presence in DIFC reaffirms our commitment to increasing trade and investment opportunities for Chinese companies across the Middle East and South Asia. Dubai is the ideal ecosystem for Chinese businesses looking to expand in the region and we are confident that our presence at DIFC will unlock a vast array of opportunities and drive value for ourselves and our stakeholders.” 


  • Tyler is a fintech journalist with specific interests in online banking and emerging AI technologies. He began his career writing with a plethora of national and international publications.

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