Licencing for street vendors from Jan 1

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry will receive applications for street vending licences through the ministry’s Invest Easy Portal from January 1. Khamis bin Abdullah al Farsi, Director-General for Commerce said the move is aimed at facilitating licence’s obtaining process for nationals willing to work as street vendors. The applications will be received and processed electronically through the e-portal of the ministry without the need for personally visit the ministry’s premises. The issuance of the regulation will contribute in regulating the activities while at the same time ensures their rights.