Dubai unveils new plan to help social media entrepreneurs

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DED launches ‘e-Trader’ to license business activities across social networking accounts

The Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) sector in the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai, has launched ‘e-Trader,’ a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region, which will allow Emiratis and GCC citizens in Dubai to conduct business activities on social networking sites. The initiative is part of enhancing transparency and regulating the practice of offering products and services for sale on social media.

e-Trader provides an added marketing channel and e-commerce platform to the business community in Dubai and underlines DED’s commitment to enhance ease of doing business as well as overall competitiveness and sustainability in Dubai.

The e-Trader license can be registered under the name of a single owner only and the owner must be an Emirati or GCC citizen aged 18 or above and residing in Dubai. The e-Trader cannot open a shop or issue visas and in case of a legal dispute, the licensee alone will be held responsible

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