The Ministry of Economy has announced that it will temporarily be halting all e-services tomorrow.
Services will temporarily be stopped as the Ministry will be developing their digital services. UAE residents were informed of the same through an advisory posted on the website.
The suspension will be in effect for eight hours.
The notification says: “Kindly note that the Ministry is in process of developing the digital services, therefore the MOEC e-services are not available from Saturday, March 11 at 4pm to Sunday, March 12 at 12am.”
The MoE provides several e-services to UAE residents. They include trademark services, consumer protection, patent services, industrial designs, anti-money laundering services, and many more.
Last month, MoE announced that a new law for commercial agencies will come into effect on 16 June 2023. Under this law, the business of commercial agencies will be restricted to UAE nationals and public joint-stock companies with a minimum of 51% of national capital contribution.
It’s pertinent to mention here that the national capital contribution in UAE is the percentage of a company’s ownership or investment held by UAE nationals or joint stock firms.
However, under specific conditions as well as with the approval of the UAE Cabinet, foreign companies may still be permitted to serve as commercial agents for their own products.
The MOEC e-services will temporarily be unavailable as the ministry will be developing their digital services.