“It was a fruitful meeting in which we explored how the Isle of Man and DIC could mutually benefit from developing E-business ties,” said Gelling. “I’ve been impressed by the scope of the E-initiatives undertaken here and the speed with which they have been implemented.
“There are great similarities between our own E-commerce and E-society strategy and the initiatives taken by DIC. We are also aligned in our approach to the regulation of e-commerce transactions, indeed we appear to almost have a mirror image in strategy for this segment.”
The DIC chief expressed his desire to visit the Isle of Man to see for himself the E-strategy in action. “There is wisdom in sharing our E-experiences and looking for opportunities which could open up a new E-corridor to Europe,” said Bin Byat.
In addition to similarities in E-commerce strategies both Dubai and the UAE and the Isle of Man have launched E-government projects aimed at speeding up the process of government and making government more transparent.
The Isle of Man’s JUPITER project will link the different parts of the Isle of Man’s Government and enable both businesses and residents to access government services in the same way that the Dubai government’s E-government portal, to be launched on October 28, will provide similar services.
The Hon. Gelling was in the UAE heading an Isle of Man delegation charged with developing stronger Gulf ties.
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