SEDD enables trucks, mobile vehicles to offer commercial services in Sharjah

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) has announced that economic activities in the emirate can be conducted through mobile vehicles and trucks following the directive of the Sharjah Executive Council.

The Sharjah Executive Council decision No. 11 of 2021 regarding the regulation of engaging in economic activities through mobile vehicles and trucks in the emirate is aimed at creating a mechanism for opening new channels for sales and service provision and stimulating economic movement in the emirate.

The implementation of the decision is in line with SEDD’s vision to regulate and organize the economic sector in the emirate at all levels by setting policies, standards, regulations, decisions and executive circulars due to high demand for such activities during the past period.

The Sharjah Executive Council decision specified many commercial and economic activities including veterinary clinics, ladies spa, gents barber shops, gents tailoring, women tailoring, pets spa, car washing, changing car tires and oil, car electrical repair, car window tinting, as well as flower and plant trading. The decision also specified that the permit applicant must commit to not providing the service except upon consumer request.

Commenting on that, Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, SEDD Chairman, said that the decision aims to enhance entrepreneurship and contributes to providing more services in the emirate. Also, it helps to provide solutions to avoid consumer congestion in the economic establishment by providing service in front of their homes, in addition to reducing the operational cost of economic establishments.

Mr. Al Suwaidi further explained that providing services through mobile vehicles and trucks in Sharjah includes a number of conditions that ensure providing the best services to consumers, in addition to several advantages and incentives that support the owners of projects and develop the commercial and economic movement in the emirate.

Fahad Al Khamiri, Director of Registration and Licensing Department at SEDD, stated that the department focuses on overcoming the obstacles and challenges facing investors in Sharjah, which falls within its role and responsibilities to improve the business environment. It also pays attention to creating a sustainable knowledge-based economy in the emirate with high benefits that encourages private investment projects and increases the interest of individuals, especially citizens, by easing procedures to enable them to expand their activities.

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