A Word by H.E. Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Tawfiq Bin Fawzan Al Rabiah on the Eighty Fifth Anniversary of the Kingdom National Day in 1436 AH

23 Sep 2015
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrates on this historical day of the eighty-fifth anniversary of its unification by the great founder King Abdulaziz(Mercy of Allah be upon his soul). What the Kingdom has been witnessing of comprehensive development reflects the vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and His Royal Highness the Deputy Crown Prince and their wise directives for providing all elements of a decent living and welfare for the citizen.

Trade and industry sector in the Kingdom has received the encouragement and support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and most recently the Royal Directives to review and examine all the trade and investment regulations, in order to facilitate the work for the international companies and to provide them with all   incentives, including the facility of direct work in the Saudi markets. This will help in granting good opportunities for Saudi youth and attracting the international manufacturers to sell their products directly to the consumer. MCI made it easier to communicate with the public by establishing the Notification Center, to be reached through the consolidated number (1900) or through the website: www.mci.gov.sa, also a consolidated phone number has been introduced for the Business Services Center (920000667). More than (1.777.000) calls have been received by MCI Consolidated Communication Center since its inception.

Furthermore, developed, upgraded and fast services have been added to serve all citizens and residents of this noble country, such as issuing the Commercial Registration within a maximum period of (180) seconds, as well as registering the trademarks within a maximum period of two working days, also issuing the initial industrial license within one working day and the final one within ( 3) working days, and issuing the Industrial Manpower Support within one working day, and issuing the Customs Exemption within (14) working days.

As culmination to the Kingdom`s  global industrial potentials, many industrial cities have been created, total of (34) Industrial Cities, spread over all the regions of the Kingdom, as well as  the number of the licensed national factories for 1436 AH reached (6912), the number of Commercial Registrations for 1436 AH reached (197.613), the number of trademarks reached (16.763), the number of Commercial Concealment cases reached (258), referred to the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution Authority.

In conclusion, I would like to say that the Nation and what it has been enjoying of progress and prosperity in all areas, have been achieved by the grant of Almighty Allah, and the generous patronage rendered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince and the Deputy Crown Prince – May Allah Bless them all - and their wise government for this country.  We pray and ask Almighty Allah to perpetuate the security and prosperity of our country. 

May Allah Grant You All Success

Last Modified 26 Dec 2018