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Reduced Fees For 14 Services by The UAE Ministry

UAE Moments 24/01/2023 UAEMoments team
Reduced Fees For 14 Services by The UAE Ministry © UAEMoments Reduced Fees For 14 Services by The UAE Ministry

In an effort to lower the cost of doing business in the UAE, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) has lowered its service fees across a number of categories.

The charges for one service category have been waived, while the fee decrease only applies to 14 services.

The new measures, which became effective on January 1, 2023, are in line with the Make in the Emirates goals. The objective of the initiative is to promote small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the industrial sector while also creating an environment that is appealing to both local and foreign investors.

By encouraging the implementation of cutting-edge technology that reduces emissions, the service charge reduction aims to back the declaration of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability and promote sustainable industries.

  Obtaining a product conformity certificate from a specified conformity assessment company now costs AED 670 instead of AED 1,000. For optional (unrestricted) products, the cost of issuing a conformity certificate has been reduced from AED 3,700 to AED 1,720. Additionally, the Ministry has eliminated the AED 481 tax that was previously associated with selling UAE standards. The purpose of it is to encourage greater knowledge of the value of national standards and their contribution to the growth of the industrial sector and the economy. The cost of obtaining a license to use the national Halal mark has been cut from AED 18,000 to AED 2,000. AED 2,000 instead of AED 26,000 will be required to obtain a license to use the Emirates, Quality Mark. Reducing the national Halal mark's AED 2,500 threshold to AED 250 and expanding the Emirates Quality Mark's range of application The cost of notifying conformity assessment bodies has decreased from AED 33,000 to AED 24,500, and the cost of registering conformity assessment bodies has decreased from AED 7,500 to AED 5,000.

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