Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone

Setup Business in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone
Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) is situated close to the UAE’s primary sea ports and within one hour’s drive of Dubai International Airport and Sharjah International Airport, ensuring easy access to the rest of the world.

Thanks to UAQ FTZ’s investor-friendly environment, establishing a commercial base in the UAE has never been simpler, especially for small and medium enterprises.

UAQ FTZ offers a safe and secure free trade zone environment and it is one of the most attractive places for your effective investment in the region. Its professional services make the registration and licensing process quick and easy, and with a sound, transparent and modern legal framework.


UAQ FTZ allows two legal structures for conducting a business:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC): a separate legal entity, with shareholders as individuals and/or corporates. The minimum capital requirement for incorporation depends on the business activity.

  • Branch of Foreign or UAE Company: a legally dependent entity that is part of the parent company. It conducts all or some of the operations inherent in the parent’s business. Share capital is not required.


Licensing options:

  • Trading License: 1) Commercial License: authorises the import, export, distribution and storing of items specified on the license. A Commercial License can have three different product lines or 10 similar product lines; 2) General Trading License: enables the licensee to trade in a wider range of activities and gives the freedom and flexibility to trade in any commodity which is permitted within the UAE.

  • Industrial License: enables the licensee to import raw materials, then manufacture/process/assemble/package the specified products, and export the finished product.

  • Consultancy License: for entities which offer expert or professional advice and is issued to all manner of professionals including artisans and craftsmen. It allows two similar activities.

  • Freelance Permit: allows an individual to operate as a freelance professional, and conduct business in one’s birth name as opposed to a brand name or company. The Freelance Permit is designed for individuals who operate in technology, media and film sectors, and is issued to talent roles, creative roles and selected administrative roles.

  • Service License: for service providers. It permits the licensee to carry out the services specified on the license within the free zone, such as logistics, courier services, insurance service provider, travel agency, tour services, car rental etc.


Areas of Business:

  • Trading

  • Consultancy

  • Media

  • Service Provider


Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Benefits:

  • 100% corporate tax exemption

  • 100% personal income tax exemption

  • 100% foreign company ownership

  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits

  • 100% import and export tax exemption within the Free Zone

  • Full range of business activities permitted

  • Proximity to sea ports and airports

  • Special concessions at UAQ’s sea port

  • Strategic location


For more information, please visit http://uaqftz.com/

Contact us today to setup your business in Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone!

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