Summit Trading Company L.L.C. was established in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 1977, and has been expanding its business as a distributor and wholesaler of Japanese foodstuffs, an exporter of foodstuffs to neighboring countries in the Middle East, and a catering business.
As a Japanese company with the longest track record and most reliable track record in the Middle East, we have gained the patronage of many restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, and local companies.
We import authentic Japanese cold and frozen foods, wagyu beef, frozen tuna, fresh vegetables, fresh seafood, and seasonal fruits by sea and by air to meet the various needs of our customers.
In addition, we have introduced food safety system to enhance our food safety and hygiene management system and have obtained ISO9001, HACCP & OHSAS 18001 certifications to build and strengthen our high quality and safe supply chain system.
In March 2019, our president, Mr. Okubo, was appointed as a goodwill ambassador for the spread of Japanese food.
The "Goodwill Ambassadors for the Popularization of Japanese Food" are appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) to effectively promote the appeal of Japanese food and food culture both domestically and internationally by providing professionalism in Japanese food and food culture, and providing accurate advice on the promotion of Japanese food and food culture to those involved in the Japanese food industry and others overseas. We are honored to have been appointed as an Ambassador of Goodwill in the Middle East and Africa for the first time in history.
In July 2020, JETRO's Department of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Food certified us as a "Supporter of Japanese Food Products" overseas. The purpose of this program is to certify restaurants and retailers outside of Japan that use and sell Japanese ingredients and in order to promote Japanese agricultural, forestry, and fishery products and food products to the world. Our company is the first business in the Middle East and Africa that does not have a physical store to be certified by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
We will continue to do our best to deliver delicious and safe Japanese food to our customers with our passion and desire to let them experience the deliciousness and splendor of Japanese food.