New licences for e-commerce in Sharjah

Sharjah Executive Council approves resolution for new e-commerce trade regulations

Tags: E-commerceSharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD)United Arab Emirates
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New licences for e-commerce in Sharjah e-Commerce companies in Sharjah will soon require dedicated online retail licences.
By  Bernd Debusmann Jr Published  July 11, 2018

Only those licensed by Sharjah's Department of Economic Development will be able to engage in e-commerce activities in the emirate, according to a new resolution adopted by the Sharjah Executive Council.

According to the UAE's state-run WAM news agency, resolution no. 23 for 2018 mandates that to practice e-commerce one must also be a UAE citizen and have no objection from the UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).

Additionally, those applying for an e-commerce licence must be at least 21 years old when the application is submitted, although those aged 18 may practice the trade if authorised by the judicial court.

"According to the resolution, the establishments which practice electronic commerce activity shall modify their positions in accordance with the provisions of this resolution within three months of the date of issuance," the WAM story noted.

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