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Free Zone Company Formation

The idea of a “Free Zone” has been established as a model to develop and promote business in many countries. UAE Free zones are attractive jurisdictions for investors because free zone companies in the UAE have special privileges. Free zone authorities offer investors 100% foreign ownership, tax and customs duties exemptions, etc., let alone the fact that the UAE a has favourable location in the Middle East for international operations.

Setting up a company in a free zone is relatively easy. Free zone authorities require less paperwork and take shorter time. Before choosing a trade name, to setting up a business in a free zone, an investor needs to determine the type of business activity or activities, and the business type of legal entity or structure.

In a free zone, there are two types of companies:
  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ LLC) or Free Zone Company (FZ Co.)
  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
The difference lies in the number of shareholders. A “sole establishment/proprietorship firm” is owned by one individual while a “company” generally requires two or more shareholders. Both offer quite similar operational benefits but different types of liabilities.

IFZA Freezone

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SHAMS Freezone

Benefits Free Zones in the UAE Offer

  • 100% ownership of business.
  • 100% tax free (now 5% VAT is applied on few free zones).
  • Import/Export activities.
  • 3 years visas for investors and familly members.
  •  Residency visas for staff.
  • Greater growth potential due to strategic location.
  • Well established transport network and road connectivity.
  • Affordable cost for high quality labor.
  • 100% repatriation of profits and investments.
  • independent bank account opening and maintaining.
  • Warehouse facilities & virtual office facilities.

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