The Commercial Registrations for pharmacies have increased by 24% during 2018, where the number of C.R. issued reached (1320), compared to (1058) in 2017. Also the Commercial Registrations for sewing and dressmaking increased by 41% during 2018, where the number of C.R. issued reached (3213), compared to (2268) in 2017.
Riyadh topped the list of the most active areas in the issuance of Commercial Registrations for pharmacy activity during 2018, where the number of C.R. reached (432), followed by Makkah region with 304, and then the Eastern Region by 130. The total number of C.R. issued for pharmacy activity is (13673).
The Commercial Registrations issued for sewing and dressmaking during 2018 reached (744) in Riyadh, followed by Makkah, where 626 C.R. issued, then the Eastern Region by 490. The total number of C.R. issued for sewing and dressmaking is (19092).
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.