MoCI registers 45 street vendor firms since January

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) said that the number of registered street vendors stood 45 companies. This service became available through Invest Easy Portal starting from January 1, 2017, for those wishing to obtain a license to practice activities related to street vendors as set by the regulations. This service is aimed to help citizens who wish to obtain this license for the organisation of the work of street vendors, ensuring their rights and preventing competition from expats, as well as ensuring health of consumers through the health requirements that the vendors must abide by, and providing security and safety of the vehicles and equipment used in the practice of the activity.  — ONA