FAQs

FAQs

Process

FAQs

You can do that through the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities on the United Nations Statistics Division website, or by contacting the Bureau via the available contact info.


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No. The product modification must be chosen with the activity, i.e. each activity must be linked to at least one product, except in the case of service activities.


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The Department of Economic Development established the “Electrical Tariff Incentive Program” with the goal of enhancing Abu Dhabi’s reputation as the preferred location for industrial projects in the region. Electrical Tariff Incentive Program will administer preferential electricity tariffs for the industrial projects and work closely with industrial manufacturing entities to improve their efficiency with regards to the entity’s energy consumption.


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By submitting another application – (IO) via the electronic system and attaching an official signed and stamped letter from the factory.


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The industry pioneers license (an individual institution) requires the following: Submitting an application via the website, entering the tradename and the owner’s details, and selecting the industrial activity. The industry pioneers license (companies) requires the following: Reserving the tradename, the Memorandum of Association, entering the partners’ details, and selecting the industrial activity.


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By submitting an application via the email, entering the products and machines data, and attaching the certified lease contract.


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By submitting an application through system, entering the details of the raw materials, and attaching environmental permit and  certificate  from the Civil Defense that indicates the fulfillment of the preventive safety conditions.


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Yes, the Bureau offers industrial consultancy services which can be requested by booking an appointment with the competent team via email: idbbackoffice@ded.abudhabi.ae


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The industry pioneers status: Does not receive any customs exemption The under-construction status: Receives a customs exemption for the machines The production status: Receives a customs exemption for the raw materials and the machines


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No. Customs exemption applies only to the materials that enter Abu Dhabi ports.


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The shipment must be transferred to Abu Dhabi Ports, or an application for a customs exemption must be submitted through the Ministry of Economy.


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Yes. Attested lease contracts must be attached to the application form.


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The annual payment receipt


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Make sure to activate Java on the computer device of the applicant or send the attachments via email on IDBbackoffice@ded.abudhabi.ae to be attached to the application.


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All the industrial facilities operating in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi holding valid industrial license issued by the IDB are eligible to apply for the program.


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The industrial license is banned when a letter is received from the court that bans the same. Therefore, the investor will not be able to submit any application until the system lifts the ban.


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By issuing a Certificate of Origin from the Ministry of Economy and attesting the product in their records using a stamp that bears the (Made in the UAE) mark.


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Yes. Only the following activities can be added to the industrial license


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Yes. According to the decisions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, including (the exemption from renewal fees of industrial licenses that have been expired for more than two years).


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This can be done by obtaining a commercial license under the name (sales outlet) branch for the industrial license in order to sell the factory’s products individually in the local market


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Yes. The customs exemption applies to the materials that enter the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s ports for the industrial licenses in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Other emirates exemption is managed by the Ministry of Economy.


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Cancellation of the previous announcement

 Procedure Type  Duration

 

Announcement

 
 Modification of sale and waiver partners

14 days 

One paper

 Tradename modification 7 days 

One paper

 Legal form modification 7 days   One paper
 Capital reduction  30 days  Two different papers at the same time
 Modifying the partner’s nationality  7 days  One paper
 Amendments to the branches  No announcement is required
 License cancellation without liquidation  7 days (for the institution)  One paper
 Modifying the partner’s nationality 7 days   One paper
 License cancellation (with liquidation)  45 days  Two different papers at the same time
 Local branch cancellation  -  Not required
 Cancellation of another emirate’s branch  -  Not required
Cancellation of the previous announcement  7 days  One paper

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Yes.


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Manufacturing Entities could potentially qualify for special tariffs based on a set of criteria reflecting their economic value and their cost-to-serve. incremental


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No.


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The program is designed only for the existing manufacturing entities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.


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The industrial investor can check the application status through the system or by contacting the Bureau via the available contact info to receive the necessary support.


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You can apply online by visiting www.ded.abudhabi.ae/en/idb and following the instructions.


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No. You can pay the fees using the electronic system.


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The Three criteria will be used to audit the manufacturing entities in order to acquire the needed points to be eligible for the incentives specified in the categories.


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  The industrial license is now an electronic one and can be collected through email.


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The industrial license can be validated by entering its number in the Enquiry Page on the Department of Economic Development’s official website.


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The partnership percentage must be 51% for the Emirati partner and 49% for the foreign partner


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The certificate is issued between 3-15 business days if the financial statements are ready and approved, depending on the size of the company.

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It is a certificate that measures the contribution of the supplier to the economy of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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Depending on the size of the company, the cost ranges between AED 3,000 and AED 20,000.

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The validity of the certificate is 18 months from the date the certificate is issued.

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Through this certificate, the vendor can apply for government tenders and maximize the chances of accepting his bid by enhancing the percentage of local content in his certificate.

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Currently, there are 9 government agencies, but the program will include all government and semi-governmental entities in Abu Dhabi in the event that the program is officially launched.

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Tenders that require the submission of a local content certificate are among the requirements for bidding and technical and financial proposals.

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The submission of the certificate is mandatory if requested from the bidding annexes.

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It is not enough because of the fundamental difference between the two certificates, as the UAE's economic supplier's contribution is calculated for ADNOC value added programme while its economic contribution in Abu Dhabi is calculated only in the local content program.

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It is a mandatory requirement for companies and factories that bid for government tenders that require the submission of such a certificate.

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The vendor is more likely to win the bid if the percentage of its local content in the certificate is higher than that of competitors.

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This is currently being studied, and the issuance of a local content certificate will certainly be encouraged in the future for government benefits and incentives.

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The Abu Dhabi government aims to diversify the local economy, strengthen supply chains, increase private sector Emiratization and transfer technology.

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ADNOC's Local Value-Added Program is a nationwide programme, while the Abu Dhabi Local Content Program is specific to the emirate of Abu Dhabi only.

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Local content certification is a requirement for all companies operating in Abu Dhabi that wish to apply for the Government of Abu Dhabi tenders, whether they are small, medium or large.

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This is done through one of our six authorized partners.

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Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Protiviti, Baker Tilly International and ARDENT Advisory & Accounting LLC.  

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This is not possible as all the criteria and forms used for the account have been standardized among all six partners.

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This is done by measuring the cost of manufactured goods or services provided in Abu Dhabi on the total cost of goods or services, as well as supplier investments in Abu Dhabi and the volume of spending on citizens and non-UAE national workers.

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Audited and approved financial statements, filling out forms and submitting all of that to any of the six accredited companies.

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