The Ministry of Finance announced that it has decided to reduce and cancel the fees of more than 1500 government services affiliated to the ministries of interior, economy, human resources and resettlement in implementation of the decision of the Council of Ministers issued on the reduction and cancellation of a package of services fees provided by some federal agencies, A wide range of services provided by Ministries of Interior, Economy, Human Resources and Emiratisation.
In detail, the Ministry of Finance revealed the details of the decision of the Council of Ministers issued on the reduction and cancellation of a package of fees for services provided by some federal agencies, which began work since the beginning of this month, because this reduction amounted to 50% of some fees, in order to enhance the attractiveness of the economy Reducing the cost of doing business, and increasing the competitiveness of the state.
The ministry said in a statement yesterday that according to the decision, the reduction and cancellation range includes a package of more than 1,500 government services for three main federal ministries, including ministries of interior, economy, human resources and resettlement. This initiative is part of the ministry's strategy to sustain the federal government's financial resources. The reduction and revision of fees are an important step in the country's introduction of indirect taxes. Taxes are one of the most important fiscal policy tools that contribute to stable long-term income. Economic and financial balance, the Ministry decided to review the fees of government services by reducing and canceling a package of fees belonging to three federal ministries during the first phase.
Ministry of Interior
It has been decided to reduce and cancel approximately 1200 fees in the Ministry of Interior, reduce and cancel approximately 80 drawings in the Ministry of Economy, in addition to the reduction and cancellation of nearly 200 fees in the Ministry of Human Resources and resettlement. The decision was issued following an analytical study of service fees in the federal government. The measures and steps to be taken were determined according to the government's aim to strengthen the economy and increase the competitiveness of the UAE.
Finance Ministry Undersecretary Younis Haji Al-Khouri said: "During its implementation of the draft federal fee review, the Ministry of Finance took care to conduct a standard study of fees, compare them with international best practices and then analyze the outputs of this study to make recommendations for launching deliberate initiatives that support the gradual transformation of the system. Government revenues ».
"After completing the necessary studies and analyzes, the Ministry of Finance has proposed immediate action to reduce fees, with the aim of enhancing competitiveness by setting a maximum target for revenue received over the coming years, which in turn will strengthen the business sector and encourage innovation in government services. Which in turn will support the government's vision of developing the national economy on a sound and sustainable basis and transforming it into a knowledge economy. "
The first package
The first package of reduced and canceled government services, announced in accordance with the Council of Ministers' resolution, covers a wide range of services provided by the Ministries of Interior, Economy, Human Resources and Emiratisation. The revised service fees for the Ministry of Interior include issuing or renewing a number of licenses , Fees for certain activities, certificates of completion, license fees for companies specializing in preventive safety, etc. The list of canceled fees includes a wide range of business and industrial licensing services, For medium.
And on fees for services modified by the Ministry of Economy, including a range of services for auditors, trademarks and commercial agencies, registration of industrial projects in the industrial register, certificates of origin for national products, and others. The list of canceled service fees includes requests for information, annual fees for years of protection, requests for renewal and registration of an agent, and other services that contribute to reducing the financial burden on companies operating in the country.
In addition to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the list of services provided by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation included more than 200 services, including the issuance and renewal of work permits, the amendment of the employment contract, training permits within the country, Permit and transfer of workers from one facility to another, and other services.
The Ministry of Finance has confirmed that it will continue to review all Federal Government services fees and conduct the necessary normative studies to develop the principles and criteria for the adoption of fees, develop policy frameworks to assist in the evaluation, assess the procedures currently applied and determine their impact on the market and the business sector. State.