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  1. Saudi Arabia - Cooperatives - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 1365/1/1 of 5-9-1386 (1966): Rules for Cooperative Lending.

    Adoption: 1966 | SAU-1966-R-32329

    This Act applies to agricultural cooperative societies and multipurpose cooperative societies in which agricultural services constitute a major part of their activities. Sets up that the Saudi Arabian Agricultural Bank (henceforth the Bank), when granting loans, shall deal with farmer members through cooperatives. Grants preferential treatment and loans to cooperatives. Determines a maximum limit for each kind of loan granted to cooperatives. Other provisions cover security of short -term and seasonal loans. Regulates the apllications for a loan from the Bank. Sets forth exeptional loans exeeding the limit fixed for it.

  2. Saudi Arabia - Cooperatives - Law, Act

    Cooperative Law No. 26 [1962].

    Adoption: 1962 | SAU-1962-L-32330

    Under the Act, a cooperative is an organization in which persons, living in a defined area, voluntarily associate themselves within the principles of cooperatives, on a basis of equality, for the promotion of their economic and social interests. Conditions for registration include a membership of at least 20 founders members and the approval of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Provides for an executive body, elected by the general assembly, in charge of the day to day work of the society and its employees and representatives. Specifies that the Ministrer of Labour and Social Affair issues rules regulating the audit system for the society. The general assembly is the supreme authority of the society and sanctions all the matters related to the affairs of the society like- inter alia- the distribution of net surplus. Cooperative Societies are under supervision of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Other provisions cover the dissolution of cooperatives societies.

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