Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 May 2019: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the Middle East's leading economic zone, and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry have taken a major step forward in promoting ease of doing business in Dubai by introducing a new system that allows Jafza customers to obtain a Dubai Chamber Membership Certificate through its Dubai Trade portal.
The integration of the free zone's system with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is available to all Jafza customers and can be obtained or renewed when a business is renewing its trade license. The new system will cater to all businesses from SMEs to large enterprises, operating in a wide variety of sectors
H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said:
“The newly integrated system will support existing efforts to improve ease of doing business in Dubai and offer services that add value for companies in the emirate. This system will conveniently encourage more businesses to utilise smart and convenient services that are readily available to them on the portal, fortifying Dubai Chamber's mission of ensuring Dubai as a favourable business environment.”
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region said:
“Partnering with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a collaborative effort as we both share the same vision and determination of making Dubai a global leader in providing e-governance services such as Smart Dubai, an extensive plan outlining the governments goals for 2021 that was created under the directive of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The UAE is progressively rising as a significant business hub ranking 11th globally in the latest World Bank Index. Through Dubai Trade, we have created a platform that has allowed our customers to conduct online transactions and processes in a safe and efficient manner. This new service proves our determination to enhance trade in every aspect, with an institution such as Dubai Chamber, cohesively we will partake in making this nation a prosperous destination for all of its residents.”
Dubai Trade e-services portal has grown to become a core platform for promoting trade in the UAE. Over 21 million transactions were conducted on the platform in 2018 alone, marking a 7.53 per cent year-on-year increase, highlighting Dubai Trade's growing popularity amongst traders and other businesses. This has complemented Jafza's key role in driving economic growth and diversification in Dubai, contributing to 23.8 per cent of the emirate's GDP as well as being the leading source of foreign investment for which it accounts for 23.9 per cent of total inflow.