His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, chaired the meeting of the Ministerial Council for Development, which was held at the Expo 2020 Dubai, during which a number of initiatives and topics aimed at supporting the government work system and continuing the work were discussed. Developed to meet the requirements of the future stage.
In legislative affairs, the Council discussed a number of legislations related to the organization of family businesses, the executive regulations related to the federal law issued regarding rules and certificates of origin, and the conditions and controls for considering goods that have been adequately processed, operated or manufactured within the country for determining the preferential origin.
The executive regulations of the Federal Decree-Law on Trademarks were also discussed in order to maintain a balance between effective protection of the rights of trademark owners and consumers and the public interest, and to contribute to raising the country’s rank in the Global Innovation Index by creating an environment conducive to conducting economic business, encouraging investment and diversifying activities economic development, establishing a competitive economy, and creating a stimulating environment for research, development and innovation.
The Council also discussed the executive regulations of the Federal Decree-Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights, which allows any natural or legal person to practice an activity related to works even if he is not registered in the register of importers and distributors of works, provided that the Ministry of Economy establishes a register of data for works, which supports the rights of The author ensures maximizing the benefit of his production, organizes an electronic database of works and their importers and distributors at the state level, secures documented and accurate data on their activities, and guarantees their rights.
The council discussed the executive regulations of the federal law regarding the regulation of the auditor profession, which specifies the types of auditors’ registration records, data, conditions and documents for registration in the auditors’ register for natural and legal persons practicing the profession, and other provisions complementing the law.
The Council reviewed and discussed a number of government reports, including a report on the developments of the project to adopt the national identity number as a unified identification number for employees and retirees, a report on the results of implementing the federal law regarding credit information, a report on the results of implementing the public environmental policy, and a report on the results of participation in the forty-first session. The Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs. The Council also discussed the annual report of the Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation for the year 2021, and the annual report of the Technical Committee for Legislation for the same year.
• The “Ministry of Development” discussed the executive regulations of the “Copyright and Neighboring Rights” decree.