The Commercial Registrations for the trade activities of electronics have grown by 17% during 2018, where the number of C.R. issued reached (9721), compared to (8267) C.R. in 2017. The total number of existing C.R. for the trade activity of electronics is (33,355).
Riyadh topped the list of the most active areas in the issuance of commercial registrations for electronics in 2018 by (3,072), followed by Makkah region, (2,013), then the Eastern region by (1,558).
The Commercial Registrations issued for the trade activity of furniture have grown by 53% during 2018, where the C.R. reached (3450), compared to (2248) in 2017. The total number of existing C.R. for furniture trade activity is 11,505.
Riyadh topped the list of the most active areas in the issuance of C.R. for furniture activity during 2018 by (754), followed by Makkah Region by (578), then the Eastern Region by (351).
The Commercial Registrations for car workshops have grown by 6% during 2018, where the number of C.R. issued reached (7524), compared to (7041) in 2017. The total number of the existing C.R. for car workshops is (30,517).
Riyadh Region topped the list of the most active areas in issuing C.R. for car workshops during 2018 by (721), followed by Makkah Region by (549), and then the Eastern Region by (441).
MCI has explained that this growth comes in line with the reforms and improvements witnessed by the business sector during the last period, and this is due to facilitating the procedures for starting up a commercial activity. This is done through cooperation with a number of relevant authorities, and through linking with a number of government agencies. So it is possible now to issue the Commercial Registration and the file of labor and social insurance, also zakat, income and municipal license through a single e-platform (Meras). This service also enables the beneficiaries to issue the certificate of the Chamber of Commerce subscription online, besides amending or renewing the Commercial Registration through using the security verification of the Ministry of Interior and the service of "Absher".
"Meras" e-services are linked with 22 government agencies that have relation with the start-up of business, thus "Meras" provides currently more than 112 e-services, besides the licenses to start-up business.