- Agent must be a UAE national or a wholly-owned UAE entity incorporated in the UAE
- Agent must be listed on the Ministry of Economy’s Commercial Register
- A commercial agent agreement must include: name, nationality and address of agent
- If a commercial company, agreement must include company’s name and description
- If commercial company, include head office, branch addresses and capital amount
- List of products, commodities and services covered by company
- Territory that the agreement covers
- Date on which the agreement comes into effect
- Duration of the agency and provisions in event of default
What to bring
- Agent’s trade licence and MOE Commercial Register certificate (original and copy)
- Authenticated commercial agent agreement (original and copy)
- Registration fee (varies)
- Memorandum of Association (MOA) (one certified/one normal)
- Passport of each partner (copy)
- Certificate proving commercial agent/company is owned by UAE nationals (original and copy)
NOTE: All documents must be translated into Arabic and certified.
- Notarise the commercial agent agreement in Abu Dhabi, or in country of principal draft
- If notarised in the country of principal draft, agreement must be attested by the UAE Embassy
- If notarised in Abu Dhabi, it must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Register the agreement with the Ministry of Economy’s Commercial Registration department
- Submit application form and all documents to MOE
- Pay fees (varies)
- MOE will reply within 15 days
- If accepted, agent will receive authenticated certificate confirming registration
- Details of the commercial agent agreement will be published in the MOE’s Commercial Bulletin
- If declined, MOE must provide reasons for dismissal
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