|11 July, 2018

Sharjah Executive Council issues resolution on regulating E-commerce activity

The council issued Resolution No. (23) for 2018 on regulating the electronic commerce activity in Sharjah.

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SHARJAH- H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Deputy Chairman of the Sharjah Executive Council, SEC, chaired a meeting of the council on Tuesday, at the Ruler’s Office in Sharjah.

Following the ratification of the minutes of the previous session, the council reviewed a number of issues on its agenda concerning the emirate's various affairs. It issued a number of resolutions that would achieve the vision of Sharjah in providing the best services to citizens and residents in the various cities and regions of the emirate.

The council adopted a proposal to regulate the working mechanism of the memorisers in the Sharjah Establishment for Al Quran Al Kareem and Al Sunnah Al Nabawiyah and include a number of jobs for citizens and residents of field supervisors, teachers and internal supervisors.


The council issued Resolution No. (23) for 2018 on regulating the electronic commerce activity in Sharjah. According to the decision, no normal or legal person may engage in electronic commerce activities unless he is licenced by the Department of Economic Development. He must be a UAE citizen and have no objection to practicing the activity from the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

The age of the applicant must not be less than twenty-one years when the application is submitted, or he must not have attained a legal impediment, or he should have reached the age of 18 and be authorised by the Judicial Court to practice trade.

According to the resolution, the establishments, which practice electronic commerce activity shall modify their positions in accordance with the provisions of this resolution within three months from the date of issuance.

The council issued Resolution No. 24 of 2018 on the Executive Regulations of Law No. (6) for the year 2015 concerning the human resources of Sharjah, and the decision includes a number of amendments commensurate with the improvement of all practical conditions for the cadres working in institutions and government departments and the development of performance levels and the practical environment in the emirate.

The council approved the Memorandum of Understanding to be signed between the Department of Economic Development and the Higher Colleges of Technology on the project of business incubators at the colleges, which recognise the importance of enabling students to enter into business and to reduce material costs to facilitate and encourage them.

The council also examined the study of the impact of some areas in the city of Kalba and the flow of valleys and floods and addressed the efforts and solutions proposed to solve the problem.

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