In principle, there is no limit to the number of distribution partners a manufacturer can appoint. However, if a distribution relationship is registered with the Commercial Agency Register kept with the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, the distribution partner enjoys exclusivity for the products listed in the distribution agreement and the territory defined therein. A registration with the Ministry of Economy may be required for compliance reasons, for example, or mandatory due to local administrative practice, for instance in order to be able to participate in public tenders.
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