UAE and Qatar were most in favour of increased local production.
UAE and Qatar were most in favour of increased local production.

GCC firms likely to localise due to supply disruptions

13 October 2020

Almost a third of business leaders in the Gulf region are likely to “relocate supply chains more locally” in response to Covid, according to a report.

In a report by Oxford Business Group (OBG), a survey of CEOs' responses to Covid found 31% were likely to localise supply chains due to global supply chain disruptions, and 33% expected the crisis to boost local industries and manufacturing. 

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