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The building committee of Umm Al Quwain Chamber holds its regular meeting

Headed by HE Khalfan Ahmed Mesfer, Chairman of Umm Al Quwain Chamber, Chairman of the Committee
The Building Follow-up Committee held its weekly periodic meeting on Monday morning, 11/23/2020 in the Chamber’s building, in the presence of their Excellencies, members of the Building Committee, Yusef Khalfan Tahnoun, Vice Chairman of the Board, and members of the Board of Directors Aisha Rashid Leitim, Ahmed Obaid Ibrahim and Ali Ibrahim Buharoun The meeting was also attended by the director of the consulting engineer’s office and a number of the contracting company’s engineers
During the meeting, research and follow-up of building works and the number of elevators and their technical specifications were reviewed, and the committee stressed the need to provide accurate information at the next meeting on the technical elevators specifications and the nature of use, in addition to the importance of presenting samples of the materials used for study and decision-making.
His Excellency the President of the Chamber confirmed that this building will, God willing, be a distinct landmark of the emirate.

UAE Flag day

The UAE Flag Day is a day of glory and pride when all of our hearts rise with a safe homeland and leadership that has given its people and even all human love, tolerance, and prosperity.
On Flag Day, we raise the highest signs of love and gratitude to the wise leadership, with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his brothers, the rulers of the Emirates and the crown princes.
On behalf of the Umm Al Quwain Chamber of Commerce and the business owners in the emirate, we raise to His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, and His Crown Prince, the highest signs of love and appreciation. May the UAE live tall and dear among the peoples of the whole world.

Khalfan Ahmed Misfer
Head of Umm Al Quwain Chamber

The Umm Al Quwain Conciliation and Commercial Arbitration Center Committee holds its first meeting

Headed by H.E. Ammar Rashid Al-Alili, member of the Board of Directors of um al-Quwain Chamber and chairman of the Center Committee, the Committee of um Al-Quwain Center for Conciliation and Commercial Arbitration held its first meeting on Thursday morning, 22 October 2020, at the chamber’s headquarters and in the presence of the two members of the committee.


Youssef Khalfan Tahnoun – Vice Chairman of the Chamber
Abdullah Hamid Bin Hamid – Board Member of the Chamber
Mr. Bassem Zubaidi – Center Rapporteur

During the meeting, the mechanism of action at the Center was reviewed and a summary of the Center’s system and federal law No. 6 for 2018 on arbitration and the issues currently being raised at the Centre were reviewed.
The Committee has made several recommendations concerning the increase in the number of its members by at least five members in accordance with the provisions of the system, the preparation of a booklet for review on the rules of the center and the procedures adopted by the Committee, the preparation of the manual of procedures and the development of the list of arbitrators to include a brief profile of their resumes.
The Committee also decided to simplify the review procedures and adopt it to submit applications electronically through the Chamber’s website, and to discuss the list of fees and arbitration fees at future meetings.

Chairman of the Umm Al Quwain Chamber meets the Director of Government and International Relations at the Dubai International Financial Center Courts

His Excellency / Khalfan Ahmed Misfer, Chairman of Umm Al Quwain Chamber, on Wednesday morning, October 21st, Mr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al Kamali, Director of Government and International Relations at the Dubai International Financial Center Courts, and in the presence of their Excellencies Yusef Khalfan Bin Tahnoun, Vice President and Member of the Umm Al Quwain Center for Conciliation and Arbitration Committee Al-Tejari, Abdullah Hamid bin Hamed, a member of the Umm Al-Quwain Center Committee, Abdullah Khamis Al-Suwaidi, Director General of the Chamber, and the Chamber’s Adviser, the Center’s Rapporteur.
During the meeting, Mr. Al-Kamali presented a copy of the annual report and newsletter to the DIFC Courts. Coordination was discussed to arrange a visit for His Excellency the President of the Chamber and the Umm Al Quwain Center for Conciliation and Arbitration Committee to the DIFC Courts with the aim of reviewing the experience of the courts and the procedures adopted in them, the wills service and exchange The experiences between the two parties and discuss the bonds of joint cooperation.
His Excellency the President of the Chamber valued this visit and looked forward to more joint cooperation between the two parties.

The first meeting of the Industrial Committee

The Node of the Permanent Industrial Committee held its first meeting on 10/15/2020 in the presence of His Excellency: Yusef Khalfan Tahnoun, Chairman of the Committee, and the members of the Committee. His Excellency: Aisha Rashid Latim and His Excellency: Abdullah bin Hamed and Mr. Yahya Marei, Rapporteur of the Committee.
During the meeting, the features of the industrial activity in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain were reviewed and the importance of this sector’s role in achieving sustainable development was emphasized. The committee was also informed of the existence of a number of industrial projects that had not renewed their licenses, and a plan was decided to follow up the reasons for non-renewal by His Excellency the Director General.
The problems and obstacles that face projects when issuing the certificate of origin were also discussed.

The second meeting of the Economic and Trade Committee

The Economic and Trade Committee held its second meeting on 10/15/2020 in the presence of His Excellency: Ahmed Obaid Ibrahim, Chairman of the Committee and members of the Committee, His Excellency: Youssef Khalfan Tahnoun, and His Excellency: Aisha Rashid for Tim and His Excellency: Maryam Khalifa bin Khalaf and Mrs. Fatima Saif, Rapporteur of the Committee
The committee reviewed the minutes of its first meeting held on 01/10/2020 and the report of the committee’s reporter, which includes a list of the number of projects affiliated with the chamber, activated licenses, entrepreneurs registered in the Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla program for sponsoring youth projects and a list of the names of large projects according to the activity for the purpose of identification
The committee made recommendations regarding the follow-up of electronic connectivity with the Economic Department and the Umm Al-Quwain electronic government and the proposal to prepare a program for companies that provide services to individuals and institutions and prepare a questionnaire about the problems and obstacles related to the issuance of certificates of origin

Culture and Information Committee holds its first meeting

The Culture and Media Committee held its first meeting on 10/15/2020 in the presence of His Excellency Maryam Khalifa Saeed bin Khalaf, Chair of the Committee and members of the Committee, His Excellency: Abdullah Saif Al-Hasawi, and His Excellency: Aisha Rashid for Tim and Mr. Saeed Saif Al-Shaer as Rapporteur of the Committee. On the Chamber’s media content and ways to develop it

stop dealing with second-generation cards of e-dirham as of today

Source: Al Bayan Newspaper

The Ministry of Finance called on dealers with the second generation of the e-dirham card to quickly replace it with the new (third) generation, in order to be able to complete their official transactions in 14 government agencies, stressing that dealing with old cards will be suspended as of Thursday, 24 September.

The ministry stated, in an official disclosure, that “dealers should quickly communicate with one of the banks that provide the cards for the new generation of e-dirham, which are: First Abu Dhabi Bank, Ras Al Khaimah National Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Commercial Bank of Dubai or National Bank of Fujairah. To get the card that suits their needs ».

Governmental entities

The «Finance» stated that the new generation card and the smart application allow processing transactions and paying fees in 14 government agencies, including: the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the Department of Finance in Ajman, the Insurance Authority, Emirates Development Bank, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Zayed University, Securities and Commodities Authority, Sheikh Zayed Housing Program, Al Etihad Credit Bureau, National Qualifications Authority.

The ministry added that customers who hold old cards can communicate with First Abu Dhabi Bank to recover the available balance, noting that new government agencies and national banks will join the system soon.

3 cards

It is noteworthy that the new (third) generation of e-dirham includes three cards with different advantages. It is the “Hala Card” that is suitable for new customers who wish to pay one time, as it does not require registration or presentation of documents, and can be filled with a balance of up to 3500 A maximum of AED, in addition to the “Gold Card”, which is a prepaid card with multiple options to top up the balance and suitable for multiple payment transactions and regular payments, and requires registration to provide an additional level of security, in addition to the “premium card”, which is a prepaid card that is customizable and requires registration, and is suitable for customers from Individuals and companies with high balances with no top-up cap.

His Highness Sheikh Saud issues a decree to reconstitute the board of directors of the uaq chamber of commerce and industry, headed by khalf ahmed mesfer

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, issued an Emiri Decree regarding the restructuring of the Board of Directors of Umm Al Quwain Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Decree No. 4 of 2020 stipulated that after reviewing Law No. 1 of 2007 regarding the establishment of the Umm Al Quwain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Chamber’s Board of Directors shall be reconstituted to include both:

Mr. Khalfan Ahmed Misfer as Chairman.

Mr. Yousef Khalfan Bin Tahnoun, Member.

Mrs. Aisha Rashid Sultan Leitim, Member.

Mr. Abdullah Hamid Bin Hamed Member.

Mr. Ali Ibrahim Bouharon, Member.

Mrs. Maryam Khalifa bin Khalaf, Member.

Mr. Ammar Rashid Saif bin Badr Al-Alili, Member.

Mr. Ahmed Obaid Ibrahim, Member.

Mr. Abdullah Saif Al-Hassawi, Member.

This decree shall be effective from the date of its issuance and will be published in the official gazette.

Monitoring Platform

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Umm Al Quwain works on the immediate requirement of this critical stage caused by the pandemic in-coordination with the governmental entities to ensure proper response is in place. In this regards, we are launching this platform to provide awareness on the stimulus the government announced and monitor the difficulties the companies face to enjoy the benefits of these stimulus packages. This platform will act as a source of suggestions on how to solve the difficulties faced by the companies and suggestions on new stimulus that could be evaluated and launched if the requirement is proven.

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