365 industrial facilities add commercial and service activities in Abu Dhabi

365 industrial facilities add commercial and service activities in Abu Dhabi

24 Dec 2020
Industrial Development Bureau, DED - Abu Dhabi


365 industrial establishments operating in Abu Dhabi have benefited from the decision of the Department of Economic Development, represented by the Industrial Development Bureau, to add 14 major commercial and service activities to its list of industrial activities, reflecting the department’s keenness to provide all means of support for investors and business owners, and to create a promising investment environment by enhancing ease Doing business in the emirate.

According to the report issued by the Industrial Development Bureau; The total number of service activities that were added to the industrial activities reached 547 different activities, as the industrial establishments benefiting from them accounted for 21.5% of the total number of industrial establishments registered in Abu Dhabi, which amounted to 1697 industrial licenses. Rashid Abdul Karim Al Balushi, Undersecretary of the Department, confirmed that the high turnout by industrial establishments to add commercial and service activities reflects their keenness and interest in expanding their activities and business in Abu Dhabi, in a way that contributes to enhancing their contribution to the business sector and stimulating trade movement in the emirate.

He said that this decision allowed investors within the industrial sector to increase their investments and expand the scope of their work and activities by supporting them with commercial and service activities that complement them, noting that the services of “onshore and offshore oil and gas fields and facilities” had the largest share of the service activities added to industrial licenses, as 306 establishments built By adding this type of activity to its licenses. The Undersecretary of the Department stated that this decision aims to encourage industrial enterprises to expand their businesses and activities to achieve more profits, and to enhance competitiveness among the various workers in the industrial sector, in a way that contributes to providing industrial products at the lowest prices and with high quality within the local market of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. "The report of the Industrial Development Bureau in this regard indicates that about 120 industrial establishments have added" import "activities to their licenses, corresponding to the addition of 82 establishments for" export "activities to their licensed industrial activities. Factories and various industrial establishments have also added other commercial and service activities, including selling their products. ,

And its transfer, installation, maintenance and other activities, which confirmed the need for the industrial sector in Abu Dhabi to the department’s decision to add commercial and service activities to the industrial license.

For his part, Muhammad Munif Al-Mansouri, Executive Director of the Industrial Development Office, stated that the licensed industrial establishments in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi benefited from the addition of 14 various service and commercial activities to their licenses, including import, export, sale of factory products, installation of factory products, maintenance of factory products, and maintenance Factory equipment, transfer of factory products, design of factory products, distribution of factory products, management and operation, electronic trading via websites, electronic trading through social media sites, onshore and offshore oil and gas fields and facilities services, consultations, studies and research in the field of natural and engineering sciences.

He said that the decision has defined the mechanism for adding service and commercial activities to the industrial licenses, which is represented by the industrial establishment submitting a request to add a commercial or service activity to its industrial license, and determining the location of the practice of this activity to be added, whether inside or outside the industrial establishment. Image (s) text: Rashid Al Balushi, Abu Dhabi Industrial City