Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

KSA concerned by UAE's 'negative' road tax plan  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 24/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The saudi ministry of transport is concerned about a 'negative" plan by the united arab emirates (uae) to impose a tax on all vehicles traveling into its territory.

the minister of transport jabara al-suraiseri would have talks with the uae national transport authority on june 11 about the plan said safar abu medani the saudi assistant undersecretary for road transport here recently.

abu medani said the saudi government has authorized the minister to have talks about the negative effects of the move with the uae. attempts would be made to resolve the issue through negotiations he said.

the uae authorities informed transport companies in december that it plans to tax all vehicles crossing its borders including imposing a fee on every bus passenger.

the uae wants transport companies to pay aed100 for every bus including aed5 per seat. cargo carriers would have to pay aed100 for each tanker and aed10 per ton.

'there are some issues that remain unclear and will not be clarified until the system is implemented" abu medani said.

he said the minister decided to visit the uae after studying the terms of the new tax system for three weeks.

abu medani said the ministry has not yet had a meeting with transport companies but had noted the recommendations from the recent workshop held by the federation of gulf cooperation council chambers of commerce and the uae transport authority.

'the ministry of transport is still considering the negative ramifications of the decision on saudi carriers particularly since they account for 60 to 70 percent of all carriers traveling across the border between the uae and saudi arabia" he said.

he said the saudi ministry has not offered any counter proposal yet to the uae plan and that solutions would be determined during the talks.

'the uae has not applied the tax yet. it was postponed until saudi arabia takes a decision on the matter" he said.

abu medani said a tax by saudi arabia on uae transport companies is not on the table but cannot be excluded.

he said the gulf cooperation council has not discussed the issue because none of the member countries has made an official request to do so.


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 29 2014 - New additions to Local Harvest brand of datesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E dates come from farmers who have contracts with ADFSC and therefore practise date palm farming according to the centres standards.For the next three weeks the Abu Dhabi ...

 Jul 29 2014 - PayTabs to launch online solutions in Bahrain, SaudiMENAFN
(MENAFN) PayTabs, a payment processing solution company co-owned by Saudi Aramco, is set to launch its online payment processing solutions in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, Gulf Daily News reported.The ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Mobily signs LTE-4G roaming deal with BatelcoMENAFN
(MENAFN) Mobily telecom has signed an LTE-4G roaming deal with Bahrini Batelco to provide customers with advanced Internet services, Arab News reported.This agreement coincides with Eid Al-Fitr ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Pakistan's film industry becomes alive againArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) HORE: A breed of brand new independent filmmakers is successfully filling the void left by an obsolete industry known as Lollywood.In many ways 2013 was an era-defining year for ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Pak-British singer faces death threats over Gaza supportArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) NDON: Zayn Malik probably wasn't expecting the barrage of abuse he received from followers after he pledged his support for the #FreePalestine social media campaign The ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Working in India was 'a good experience'Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) MBAI: Pakistani actor Fawad Khan's experience of working in India was very good and he credits his Indian co-star Sonam Kapoor for it reported Oneindia Entertainment.'She is a ...

 Jul 29 2014 - 'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with 44m at box officeArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) S ANGELES: Luc Besson's 'Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle topping a remake of 'Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend.The Universal ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Lakers insist no deal reached yet with ScottArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) S ANGELES: Byron Scott said in a television interview that he is the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers but the team insisted that an agreement has not yet been reached.ESPN ...

 Jul 29 2014 - It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th timeArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) DIANAPOLIS: With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.Gordon nailed the final restart of the race no given ...

 Jul 29 2014 - Ali's risks disciplinary action for Gaza wristbandsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) UTHAMPTON: England cricketer Moeen Ali risked disciplinary action after the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Monday they were 'investigating" his decision to wear ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help