The Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) has included the cosmetic and beauty activity within the Eitimad license to aid youth to join markets and practice economic work.
The inclusion of cosmetic and beauty activity is following SEDD’s mission to implement the directives of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to support budding initiatives and ideas to run the businesses successfully and sustainably.
Speaking about the inclusion Sultan Abdullah bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, SEDD Chairman, stated that the department is concentrating more on such sectors to carry out the directives of H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairman of the Executive Council, who highlighted the necessity of supporting young citizens to emerge into the markets and practice economic activities.
The Eitimad license aims at regulating the practice of commercial work in houses and it helps in activating the participation of citizens in the economic sector by supporting their ideas and initiatives to invest in private projects.
The license will help the citizens to enter into new fields and roles, urging them to develop skills, guaranteeing the intellectual and economic rights of project owners and offering support to raise the commercial and promotional level of activity.
“The department provides services and incentives to support the empowerment of women in the economy. Also, it contributes to enhancing the role of women and the implications of its work outputs on the emirate’s GDP. In addition, he pointed out that SEDD placed women’s empowerment within its strategic objectives and various plans by contributing to highlighting women’s participation in the labor market, whereas the launch of the new package of Eitimad license activities falls in this context.”
The Eitimad license was set up following SEDD’s efforts to boost the business environment in the emirate to create sustainable diversification for Sharjah’s economy based on activities with high benefit. Further, it aims at encouraging private investment projects and to improve the interest of citizens, by easing the procedures to enable them to transform their ideas, innovations and inventions into a successful business.
Ahmed bin Saed Al Suwaidi, Deputy Director of Commercial Affairs Department at SEDD, stated that the cosmetic activity was permitted to enhance the contribution of service at the level of the emirate. The licensing of this activity by the department was done in coordination with Sharjah City Municipality to obtain the approval of the Health Control Department.
The activities will be subject to several conditions and controls that would contribute to procuring the license such as obtaining a training certificate in the field of cosmetology and obtaining a professional health card from the Public Health Clinic Department in Sharjah City Municipality, Al Suwaidi added.