ArchiveMarch 2020

Mise en place d’une unité de crise pour le secteur privé


Afin d’atténuer les retombées sociales et économiques de la propagation du COVID-19 sur le territoire tunisien, le ministère de l’Investissement, du Développement et de la Coopération Internationale met à disposition des professionnels du secteur privé, un formulaire en ligne destiné à récolter leur requête et/ou demande d’assistance. Le but étant de coordonner les réponses et de traiter les...

Approbation du projet de loi n°30-2020 portant délégation au chef du gouvernement, du pouvoir de publier les décrets-lois.


Le 31 mars 2020, la commission des lois parlementaires a approuvé le projet de loi n°30-2020; initialement soumis à l’Assemblée des représentants du peuple le 24 mars; relatif à l’autorisation donnée au Premier ministre, d’émettre des décrets-lois pendant 2 mois, conformément au deuxième alinéa du chapitre 70 de la Constitution. Le but étant d’affronter les conséquences de la propagation du...



On March 31, 2020, the Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Transformation launched a collection of technological initiatives to deal with COVID-19. These will be evaluated by a joint public-private-civil society committee, after submission of this form. Source: The Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Transformation, March 31, 2020. ttnews% 5Btt_news% 5D = 4032 &...



As part of the measures taken against the spread of COVID-19 on Tunisian territory, the National Security Council announced on March 31, 2020, in a press release, the extension of the confinement period by two weeks, thus going until April 19, 2020. This press release specifies in particular that the Tunisian State will reinforce the sanctions related to the lack of rigor of the people not...

DIFC Announces COVID-19 Measures


The DIFC has stated over the next three months from 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020 it will be issuing a number of financial measures to help the financial services industry operating in the centre. The initiatives are being introduced on a conditional basis, offering businesses the opportunity to benefit from a waiver of their licensing fees on new registrations for the next three months...

First Remote Litigation Hearings Held


Abu Dhabi’s Judicial Department has announced the first remote litigation hearings have been held. They were hosted via video-conferencing technology. A case before the Commercial Summary Matters Court examining four urgent commercial cases with all parties attending was the first to use this technology. The aim is to tackle the spread of Coronavirus in the country. Full story

Decree Issued Ratifying Accession to Protocol amending the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters


Oman Sultani Decree No. 34/2020 has been issued Ratifying the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters The Decree was issued on 25 March 2020 and came into force on its date of publication in the Official Gazette. Text amended by the provisions of the Protocol amending the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, came into force on 1 June 2011. Under...

All Cultural Sites Closed


Abu Dhabi’s Culture and Tourism Department has announced all cultural sites in the Emirate have been closed temporarily. The sites closed include Bait Al Oud, Berklee Abu Dhabi and Al Qattara Art Centre. These sites were offering limited art classes, with appropriate health and safety restrictions in place. Other cultural sites in the Emirate, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al...

industrial Regulation Law Compliance Urged


Qatar’s Commerce and Industry Ministry has warned local factories should comply with the Industrial Regulation Law. This means goods produced and distributed locally should state the production and expiry dates, manufacturing country, product formula and establishment name. Those which don’t are violating Article 22(5) of Qatar Law No. 20/2006, the Industrial Regulation Law. In...

Curfew Relaxation Announced


Jordan’s Government has announced the curfew restrictions will be relaxed for managers or authorised signatories of companies or charities to hand out salaries. These managers or authorised signatories will be able to apply for a temporary permit to do so. These individuals will have to visit and then enter the facility’s national number, which will be validated by...