Kuwait’s Trade and Industry Ministry has issued a charter regulating the companies who offer accounting and auditing services. Under the charter, the minimum threshold for companies offering accounting and auditing services should be at least 10,000 Dinars. The license will last for four years and the company will have to have insurance cover of between 250,000 and one million Dinars. This will have to be provided by a local or global company with branches in Kuwait. The insurance policy should cover professional mistakes by partners or employees. In addition, under the charter, a partner or shareholder cannot be a partner or shareholder in another company which offers accounting services or in a company which offers auditing services.