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Apply for Discounts License

  • Topics : Business and Finance, Visas and Official Documents
  • Audience : Business

Establishments with valid commercial registers and licenses may apply online to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI) to issue a license for all kinds of discounts and liquidation sales.

Online Instructions

  • Log in to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry's website.
  • Select the "E- Services" from the list.
  • Select "Promotion/Discount Licenses", then "Issue Discount License", and click on "Accept".
  • Select the establishment for which a discounts license to be issued, then click on "Next".
  • Select the commercial registers for which a license to be issued, and click on "Next".
  • Enter the discount's starting and end dates, and the highest discount rate (announced).
  • Select the festival the list (in case of participating in a festival).
  • Upload the required attachments, and click on "Next".
  • Complete the procedures, pay fees, and print the license.

Additional Information

  • The owner, any of the partners, or managers listed in the establishment's commercial register may submit the application.
  • If the department's employees have any comments, a message will be sent to the applicant.
  • A field inspection shall be made by one of the department's inspectors to review the license requirements.
  • Once the draft is approved, a copy of the license will be sent to the applicant's email, and the license may be also printed by the department's employees.
  • Fees can be paid through the e-services, mobile application, or attendance at the Ministry and paying from POS points.
  • In the case of discounts, the period between the end of the last discount license and the start of the discounts to be licensed must not be less than four months.
  • Two discounts licenses at the maximum can be issued per year. The discount period must not exceed 21 days, and the application must be submitted one month in advance.
  • Liquidation sale can be done only once for each commercial register, and does not exceed three months.
  • The discount percentage for at least 20% of the products must be greater than or equal to the declared discount rate.
  • The percentage of the goods offered for discount shall not be less than 20% of the goods.



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