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SCCI finishes over 49,000 electronic transactions in the past four months


The Chamber stated that all its services have become 100% electronic.

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) revealed that it has completed about 49,131 electronic transactions during the last four months covering a wide array of services offered by the Chamber to the business sector, such as certificates of origin and membership ratifications.

The Chamber also stated that all its services have become 100% electronic, including an integrated system of smart services to help investors and customers complete their transactions remotely in accordance with the highest international practices and standards.

“This large number of online transactions clearly reflects the readiness of the SCCI’s digital infrastructure and the efficiency of its services to cater to the needs of the business community. This comes as part of the Chamber’s commitment to supporting the efforts of the Emirate of Sharjah in establishing advanced, innovative, and sustainable digital services, in line with the directives of the wise leadership and Sharjah government that always call for the ongoing and strong support for various business sectors in the emirate,” said Mohammed Ahmed Al Awadi, Director-general, SCCI.

He pointed out that the Chamber’s success in the smart transformation of its services by 100% is part of its commitment to facilitating the business practice and embracing sophisticated technology solutions to enhance the experience of its members and customers and speed up their businesses.

For his part, Abdul Aziz Shattaf, SCCI Assistant General Director, Members Services Sector and Director of Sharjah Exports Development centre (SEDC), called upon the Chamber customers to capitalize on the digital services provided whether through the Chamber website or smart apps.

The SCCI provides a wide array of online services, including the issuance of certificates of origin, membership ratifications, deposits, membership cancellation, electronic payment of the membership registration fees. Other services include the validity of the signature, individual sponsorship, minors permission, a certified true copy, guardian approval, and external transactions, in addition to the possibility of the payment electronically via credit card or prepaid from the account of the registered company.

 Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry performed very well despite the impact of the pandemic on the global economy.

This is evident in the SCCI’s accomplished transactions in 2020, where the total number of new and renewed memberships reached 57,103, of which 4,320 new memberships and 2,128 free zone memberships, while the number of certificates of origin issued during the past year reached 71,961. Exports and imports in 2020 have amounted to nearly Dhs21.5 billion.

In 2020, the Chamber has achieved 100 per cent in the smart transformation of its services to meet the requirements of its members. This includes completing 141,596 digital transactions, developing a bunch of smart services to help members run their businesses without the need to visit the Chamber or its various branches, providing electronic attestation services for all transactions, and printing the certificates of origin from the companies’ offices, in addition to providing membership certificate printouts from four service centres in the Eastern Region ‘Tasheel’ (Dhaid, Khor Fakkan and Kalba).

The Chamber has also made great strides in the 10th industrial zone infrastructure reconstruction project which is worth Dhs120 million, completing 60 percent of the infrastructure works for the first phase.

The SCCI has won the 13th cycle of the Arabia CSR (corporate social responsibility) Awards in the category of public sector organisation/departments and has completed the processes of renewing the ISO certification for the Integrated Quality Management System ISO 9001: 2015, Environment ISO 14001: 2015 and Occupational Health and Safety ISO 45001: 2018 in the Chamber and its affiliated institutions.


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