Thursday 22 August 2019

UAE ministry clarifies rules on excise goods, rates

The UAE’s Ministry of Finance has announced the details of the amendment of Cabinet Resolution No. (38) of 2017 regarding excise goods, excise tax rates and the formula to calculate the excise price. In addition to the goods currently subject to excise tax (i.e. tobacco pro


Indian Premier Modi to visit UAE, Bahrain

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start a three-day visit to the UAE and Bahrain on Friday.   Modi will first visit the UAE and will discuss with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander


Nasdaq Dubai celebrates India’s Independence Day

India’s Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Suri, today celebrated his country’s Independence Day by ringing the market-opening bell at Nasdaq Dubai.   The ceremony reflected the rapid growth of the already close financial and economic ties between the UA


Saudi, UAE leaders discuss latest regional issues

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met on Monday Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, at Al Mina Palace in Makkah, to disc


Dubai RTA wins ISO for compliance management system

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has obtained the ISO 19600 certificate in compliance management system, thus becoming the first government entity in the Middle East to obtain the certificate in the field of roads and transport.   Abdullah Al Jawi


UAE concludes WTO dispute after Qatar withdraws steps

The UAE has formally concluded dispute proceedings over trade violations committed by Qatar through the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body, following Qatar’s withdrawal of the discriminatory measures which triggered the dispute, said a Wam news agency report.


Bahrain Tourism's handicraft workshop ends on a high note

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), represented by the Handicrafts Directorate, distributed certificates to the participants of the ‘Anaqda’ workshop during the graduation ceremony held at Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre. The workshop was held as part of


Abu Dhabi Fund discusses opportunities in Guinea-Bissau

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has highlighted opportunities for collaboration with Guinea-Bissau during a visit of the country's delegation to ADFD headquarters.   Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, director general of ADFD, the leading national entity fo


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