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RWANDA: New Residency Rule May Impact Tax for Foreign Companies

23 May 2019

The Rwandan government has issued four ministerial orders on taxation. The four orders address requirements for loss carry-forward beyond the normal period, simplified accounting for small businesses,...Read More


UAE: New Long Stay Residency Visas for Investors and Entrepreneurs

22 May 2019

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has introduced long-term residency visas for expatriates in five categories, in some cases permitting them to reside in the UAE for up to 10 years. The Federal Authority...Read More


AFRICA: AfCFTA, World’s Largest Free Trade Area, Activated on 30 May

21 May 2019

The African Union announced on 1 May 2019, that it has set 30 May 2019 as the official date for activating the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The AfCFTA will create the world’s largest ...Read More


OMAN: Changes to Income Tax Regulations

17 May 2019

The long-awaited income tax law amendments came into effect on 11 February 2019. The amendments were a clarification of the changes made in February 2017 that applied 10% withholding tax (WHT) on paym...Read More


BAHRAIN: New Data Protection Law to Take Effect from 1 August

16 May 2019

Bahrain is set to implement the Personal Data Protection Law No. 30 of 2018, one of the four new laws designed to help boost foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to the Gulf state....Read More


OMAN: New Company Registration Law Enacted

15 May 2019

Oman’s new Commercial Companies Law comes into effect in April, bringing all matters related to listed companies (other than registrations) under Capital Market Authority jurisdiction....Read More


UAE: New Authority to Oversee Food Safety and Boost Foreign Investment in Abu Dhabi

14 May 2019

On 24 March 2019, the Abu Dhabi authorities announced that Law No 7 of 2019, on establishing the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), has been passed....Read More


QATAR: Law Approved to Extend Areas Where Foreigners Can Buy Property

10 May 2019

The Qatari Cabinet has approved legislation to extend the number of locations where non-Qataris may own villas and shops within residential and commercial complexes. The legislation, passed on 13 Marc...Read More


UAE: New Product Safety Law Also Covers Imports

9 May 2019

The United Arab Emirates Federal National Council passed a new draft product safety law on the 13 March 2019, due to come into force in July 2019. The new law aims to ensure the safety of products in ...Read More


EGYPT: Eligibility for Investment Incentives Extended to Ongoing Projects

6 May 2019

On 7 March this year, the Egyptian cabinet approved a proposal by the Investment and International Cooperation Minister to amend the country’s 2017 Investment Law. The draft amendments to Egypt Law No...Read More


SAUDI ARABIA: New Import Certification Scheme Now in Place

3 May 2019

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Commerce and Investment has introduced a new product certification programme for all imported consumer-related regulated products. The new programme falls under the autho...Read More

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