From January 1st, 2023, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) reduced the fees for 14 main services and waive the fee for one service. The service fee reduction will support the implementation of cutting-edge technology that reduces emissions and improves the circularity of the industry, supporting the declaration of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability.
Pricing Reduction Details from MoIAT
The drive includes reducing the fee of issuing product conformity certificate from a provider of a specific conformity assessment from AED 1,000 to AED 670, issuing a conformity certificate for optional (unrestricted) products from AED 3,700 to AED 1,720, licensing to use the Emirates Quality Mark from AED 26,000 to AED 2,000, licensing to use the national Halal mark from AED 18,000 to AED 2,000, and scope expansion of the Emirates Quality Mark and the national Halal mark from AED 2,500 to AED 250.
The scheme also includes reducing the fees of the notification of conformity assessment bodies from AED 33,000 to AED 24,500 and registering conformity assessment bodies from AED 7,500 to AED 5,000.
In order to emphasize the value of national standards and their contribution to the development of the industrial sector and the economy, MoIAT has canceled the AED 481 fee for selling UAE standards.
The fee reduction will enhance the UAE's competitiveness by fostering economic expansion and company development, which will have an impact on the ease of doing business index.
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