Uses of Free Zone Companies
» UAE Freezone Company Formation -
| Type of Entity:
A UAE Free Zone Company can be established in the following ways:
A branch of an existing company
Foreign Branch - A foreign affiliate that is legally a part of a firm residing
outside of the UAE
Local Branch - A domestic affiliate that is legally a part of a firm residing
in the UAE
A new establishment
Free Zone Company - A new business entity which is owned by 2 5 partners
Free Zone Establishment - A new business entity with a sole business owner
Such companies can be owned 100% by foreign investor with no involvement
of local partner or sponsor.
A UAE Free Zone company offers the following incentives to investors:
• 100% foreign ownership.
• No corporate taxation for 50 years a concession that's renewable.
• Freedom to repatriate capital and income in totality
• No personal income tax.
• Full exemption from import duties.
• No currency restrictions
• No bureaucratic red-tape.
• No recruitment problems.
• Modern efficient communication
• State of the art infrastructure.
• Abundant energy.
• Attractive working environment.
• Owned premises on leased land can be mortgaged.
Types of Licenses:
Activities allowed: Import raw materials, manufacturing, processing, assembling,
packaging, and exporting finished products.
Activities allowed: Import, export, distribution, consolidation, storage
or warehousing of items specified on the License. Maximum limit is seven
similar product lines.
Consulting and Service License
Activities allowed: Offering consulting services in management, finance,
investment, legal issues, labor relations, economics (including feasibility
studies), industrial development, marketing, and related subjects. Other
services include logistical support such as: restaurants or food outlets,
catering services, travel agencies, leisure and social activities, insurance,
cargo & freight forwarding, accounting, and audition services.
Commercial - General Trading License
A General Trading License can be obtained under a Commercial License, which
allows for more than seven product lines.