GAMI chief describes licencing procedures

31 July 2019

The head of the Saudi Arabian defence procurement agency has described the three types of licences it will issue for military equipment manufacturing and service provision.

In a speech opening a workshop event in Riyadh on 30 July, which was attended by members of the National Industrial Committee and representatives of local manufacturers, General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) Governor Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al-Ohali described enhanced licencing mechanisms for defence technology production and development. He said that GAMI is splitting licences into three categories: military manufacturing, military services, and licences to supply military products or services.

A process for issuing manufacturing and export licences is one means by which the Saudi defence sector aligns with the government's Vision 2030 economic policy, Al-Ohali added.

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