Economic Zones World (EZW) and Dubai Customs today announced the launch of the world's first purpose built smart retail hub named "Matajircom". The initiative, capitalising on the phenomenal growth of e-Commerce, seeks to transcend markets from local to national and national to international levels. The project is part of Economic Zones World's vision to be the global hub of the upcoming e-Economy and Dubai Customs' focus on becoming the world's leading facilitator of international trade. Through this inclusive initiative, EZW, in collaboration with Dubai Customs, puts in place an eco-system that brings all players in the "e" domain to partner and collaborate with each other in a synergetic and rewarding experience, enabling a customer to initiate online trade with utmost precision. The e-Commerce hub will be located in TechnoPark. Salma Ali Saif Bin Hareb, Chief Executive Officer of Economic Zones World, the parent company of TechnoPark, and Ahmed Butti Ahmed, Executive Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Director-General of Dubai Customs, formally announced the launch of the e-Commerce hub in the presence of founding partners and key customers at an event held at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai. The founding partners, represented by their senior executives, included Mohammad Alkhas, CEO-GCC, Aramex, Ms. Humaira Majid, Chief Operating Officer, Cupola, Marcel Cheong, General Manager, CWT-SML Logistics, Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du, Mahmoud Al Bastaki, CEO, Dubai Trade, Eyad Al-Kourdi, Country Manager-UAE, ENBD, MasterCard, Phil Showering, Chief Operating Officer, Mohebi Logistics, Mohanad Ghashim, CEO, Shop Go and Paul Bayer, General Manager, UPS Middle East. Speaking at the launch, Salma Hareb said, "Economic Zones World has always been at the forefront of innovation, bringing about faster, reliable and more efficient solutions for businesses, enabling them to have a local base and a global reach. Continuing with this tradition of providing cutting edge products backed by the right systems, processes and reliable infrastructure, I am pleased to announce the launch of our e-Commerce initiative, the world's first purpose built e-Commerce hub. The initiative brings about a paradigm shift in the e-Commerce landscape, expanding markets from local to national and national to international." Speaking on the initiative, Ahmed Butti said, "The new project will serve as a comprehensive platform providing integrated solutions to customers focused on e-Commerce. Dubai Customs is fully committed to provide all the services and facilities required to enable the growth of e-Commerce in the region. It is the first government department in the emirate to become "fully intelligent" in terms of service offerings, doubling its capacity to conduct transactions. Dubai Customs services are available around the clock, seven days a week, allowing a customer to submit requests at any time and from anywhere in the world. "We are fully committed to remain in the forefront in achieving His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's call to make Dubai 'the Smartest City in the world'," he concluded. The key features of EZW and Dubai Customs' eco-system include e-Commerce tailored regulations and one-stop-shop solutions, physical fulfilment facilities and services, world-class financial infrastructure and payment gateway, high speed Internet, storefront developer, e-Marketplace platforms and call-centre services.