A high-level meeting in Sharjah discussed a number of proposals aimed at boosting car trade in light of Covid-19 and ensuring the provision of the best services for dealers and owners of car showrooms, as well as community members.
Held under the auspices of the management of Souq Al Haraj of the Sharjah Asset Management, the investment arm of Sharjah Government, the meeting took place at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) premises with the participation of Majed Al Mualla, Director of Souq Al Haraj, Amjad Awad al Karim, Head of the Sectoral Business Groups Department, Khaled Omar Mohammed Batarfi, Chairman of the representative committee of the Car Trade Sector Business Group, and a number of group members and representatives of car dealership owners.
The meeting was touch based on the importance of organising cars selling through the authorised channels and the reliance on the standard contract, in addition to discussing the mechanism for issuing Souq Al Haraj card for dealerships staff and the attestation of leases contracts.
Al Mualla said: “We have discussed lots of ideas and proposals to ensure the continuity of this business and to develop the services for the better. This comes as part of our endeavours to become among the first places in terms of the distinction of services provided to dealers, dealership owners, and customers.”
The representative committee of the Car Trade Sector Business Group focuses primarily to make it easier for dealership owners, whether by fulfilling their demands or by urging them to put forward new thoughts and insights to develop the performance of the Souq and to help them gain more returns on their investments.
Ibrahim Rashid Al Jarwan, Director, SCCI Economic Relations and Marketing, said: “This meeting falls within a series of periodic meetings the SCCI is keen to hold with its business sectoral groups with the idea of exchanging views and proposals between the representatives of these groups and then increasing the recommendations to the concerned parties in the emirate, so as to scale up the business environment and enhance the competitiveness of different sectors.”
Al Jarwan underscored the SCCI’s commitment to helping the car trade sector in every way possible, owing to the importance of this sector in Sharjah. This stems from SCCI’s vision to defend the interests of Sharjah’s business community to maintain its progress and prosperity.
Batarfi praised the efforts of Sharjah Asset Management, as well as the SCCI’s important role as an advocate for the business community and its determined efforts to handle all challenges facing the car trade sector.
The attendees commended the developed infrastructure in Souq Al Haraj and simple procedures for buying and selling used cars, stressing that this would help reinforce the position of the Souq locally and regionally and support the car trade sector as well.