New portal to give Dubai firms a louder voice on regulation

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched the pilot phase of its Business Voice Portal
New portal to give Dubai firms a louder voice on regulation
The headquarters of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
By Sam Bridge
Sat 23 Mar 2019 01:22 AM

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched the pilot phase of its Business Voice Portal, a new digital platform designed to streamline public-private sector cooperation and contribute towards Dubai’s economic progress.

Through the portal, members of business groups and business councils in Dubai can share insights and feedback on draft regulation with the aim of ensuring a favourable business environment in the emirate.

Businesses can use the portal to identify challenges facing the business community, and review laws and policies that impact companies operating in various economic sectors within Dubai, a statement said.

It added that members of business groups and business councils can use the portal to communicate their views and recommendations to the relevant government departments.

The platform provides channels for business groups and councils to discuss matters internally and participate in open and public forums where proposals are submitted directly to Dubai Chamber.

The Business Voice Portal also provides users with easy access to Dubai Chamber’s electronic library which includes up-to-date and relevant information on existing legislation, economic reports and other valuable insights.

Following the completion of the pilot phase, a full-scale version of the Business Voice Portal is expected to be launched during the second quarter of 2019.

Hamad Buamim, president and CEO of Dubai Chamber, said: “By fostering a constructive dialogue on important business-related matters, we can better understand the challenges faced by companies in Dubai and advocate on their behalf and relay their feedback to relevant government entities."

He added the online portal would help accelerate public-private sector cooperation in Dubai, which he described as one of the key ingredients of Dubai’s economic and social progress in recent decades.

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