Sharjah’s Executive Council has issued a Decision approving new e-commerce regulations. Under Sharjah Executive Council Decision No. 23/2018, to get an e-commerce license applicants must be 21 at the time the application is submitted. However 18-year olds may practice e-commerce activities if approved by the judicial court. They must also be a UAE citizen and the application must not be objected to by the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. Individuals will have to be licensed by the Emirate’s Economic Development Department in order to practice e-commerce activities.