Saudi Arabia issued 30,000 commercial registrations to women during the first four months of 2021, Al-Arabiya reported, citing information from the Saudi Commerce Ministry.
The registrations were across fields including, wholesale trade, retail, motor vehicle and motorcycle repair, catering and construction.
To receive a commercial registration, applicants must be at least 18 years old, a non-government employee, and have a capital of at least SR5,000. Applicants also must use the Absher app for government e-services.
Fees are $53 per year, plus additional fees from the Chamber of Commerce depending on the type of activity.