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Vol.XVI – Issue 2, Apr. 2012 – Articles

Review of
Legal News of the Gulf

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Intellectual Property Rights Border Measures in Qatar

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The new Law No. 17 of 2011, regarding the Intellectual Property Rights Border Measures has been introduced in Qatar. The Law came into force in the country upon its publication in the Official Gazette No. 12 of January 11, 2012.

Sohar Free Trade Zone and the Establishment of a Sohar Free Zone Company

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Sohar Free Trade Zone is a location with distinct strategic advantages. The Sohar Free Zone has considerable benefits in terms of wide market access and smooth global logistics. Moreover, the Sultanate nowadays enjoys a basic complementary infrastructure due to the availability of industrial regions, lands, utilities of electricity, water, gas, post, communication services and different transport means. Oman encourages the setup and operation of foreign business in its Free Trade Zone which entitle such business with special incentives, merits and facilities according to the Free Zones Law.

Trade Relationships between the United Arab Emirates and Islamic Republic of Iran

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Iranand the UAE have close economic and historic relations for many years. The trade volume betweenIranandDubaialone is estimated at 10 billion dollars per year, mostly imported to the Emirate. WithIranfacing growing Western pressure, its ties withDubaihave drawn scrutiny from theUnited States. In order to comply with international sanctions, the UAE has imposed some restrictions on its relation with Iran. The effect of international sanctions is reflected in different aspects, the most important of which are banking, shipping, insurance sectors and providing the facilities for Iranians to make investment and to set up their company and branch offices in the UAE.

Turning Point for Dubai’s Developer?!

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The first owners associations got approved by RERA and announced to invite tenders for the maintenance, previously done by their developer.

UAE is taking further Steps to Implement the Emirates ID

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Emirates ID becomes the central and only identification document in the UAE.

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