Shoura seeks details of study on raising private sector fees


RIYADH — The Shoura Council on Wednesday sought from the Ministry of Commerce and Investment the outcome of studies to raise various fees on the private sector.

The Council session, chaired by its President Abdullah Al-Asheikh, instructed the ministry to include in its next annual report more details about the results of its studies as per its decisions taken earlier with regard to raising various fees and their impact on the performance of the private sector.

The Council also called on the ministry to accelerate the completion of drafting the National Strategy to Combat Commercial Fraud as well as to coordinate with the relevant parties to work on completing the comprehensive legal system.

Yahya Al-Samaan, assistant president of the Council, said that the decision was taken after reviewing the viewpoints of the Committee on Economy and Energy after listening to the opinion of the members on the ministry’s annual report.