The Power of Proximity: Localising Supply Chains in the Middle East

Supply chains are at a historic inflection point. Over the past 30 years, the proliferation of free trade agreements, investment liberalisation and enhanced logistics have facilitated the globalisation of supply chains. However, since the 2008 financial crisis, risks ranging from climate change to government protectionism, and most recently COVID-19, have led countries and companies in the Middle East and elsewhere to move towards supply chain localisation. 

Read this infographic, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by the Qatar Free Zones Authority, to learn more about the main factors driving localisation globally and in the Middle East in particular across key sectors, as well as critical challenges to localisation in the Middle East and potential responses.

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