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SME Consultant are delighted to offer complete company formation service in Jabel Ali Free Zone Dubai, UAE, world's largest and fastest growing free zone spread over 48 square kilometres. As your strategic advisors in company formation all available business options are explored with you to explain pros and cons of business start up in free zone. SME Consultant specialise in assisting international businesses exploring expansion in to Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), a Trade and Logistics Industrial Zone, consisting of office units and warehouses. It became operational in 1985 and added light industrial units in 1990. It spans 48 square kilometres and is uniquely located between Jebel Ali Port ( 6th largest seaport in the world) and Al Maktoum International Airport (to be the world's largest cargo airport). World class road infra structure will allows cargo to be transported from sea port to air terminal in under 20 minutes. JAFZA is world's first ISO 9001:2000 accredited free zone since 1996.
JAFZA claims to be one of the world's most services driven, customer centric free zones. Free form of red tape and vexing restrictions and provides its customers an environment which is most conducive for growth. SME Consultant are proudly advising a number of clients in JAFZA on how to access a market of over 2 billion people in the South and West Asia, the CIS and Africa. There are 6,000 businesses from 110 countries registered in JAFZA, 140 of these are fortune 500 companies.
As Free Zone company formation specialists SME Consultant handle complete incorporation process from initial consultation to business feasibility and legal entity establishment. SME Consultant recommend Jabel Ali Free Zone to you for the following investment benefits
100% foreign ownership
100% repatriation of capital and profits
No customs duties
No minimum capital investment
Shareholder's liability is limited to the paid-up share capital
No currency restrictions
No import or export taxes
No corporate taxes
No personal income taxes
Availability of ready-made factories and warehouses
Flexible recruitment of staff
Excellent infrastructure, support services and communications
Access to a consumer market of 1.4 billion people
Who uses Jebel Ali Freezone?
Japan's Sony Corporation operates a 23,000-square meter warehouse in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. It is the largest storage space in the world for single product type electronics. Other multinationals such as Black & Decker, Daewoo, General Motors, Grundig, H.J. Heinz, Hyundai, IBM, McDermott, Mitsui, Samsung and York International also have taken advantage of Jebel Ali.
What Type of Business is Jabel Ali Free Zone?
Business at Jebel Ali includes manufacturing, trade, services and distribution. In 1994, the companies in the Free Zone sold $1.6 billion worth of goods around the world, and Dubai officials expect rapid growth in the coming years. Jebel Ali Freezone brings together for the first time in the Middle East all of the components needed to create a true multimodal logistics platform; the city now has a long-term commitment to facilitating the growth and development of regional and global commerce. Are you thinking about investment in Jabel Ali Free Zone?
As a customer you will discover that Jabel Ali Free Zone business values are born out of a desire to provide a business and investment destination that is unparalleled. Professionalism, courtesy and efficiency are distinctive hallmarks of Jabel Ali Free Zone work ethos. These business values manifest themselves in a host of tangible and intangible value-added services. As a client you have access to the best services and opportunities in the region. World-class team, amenities, incentives and unique logistic infrastructure in Jabel Ali Free Zone creates just the right atmosphere for you to thrive in.
Jabel Ali Free Zone focuses on long term customer relationships. It fosters alliances with global investors by providing them world class infrastructure supported with quality driven value added services and incentives, enabling them to capitalize on huge business opportunities in the region, in the most efficient way. Jabel Ali Free Zone aspires to be the international business hub of the Middle East. JAFZA provide creative and innovative solutions for global industrial investors and fosters alliances with them.
As an investor with JAFZA you will expect growth, in turn Jabel Ali Free Zone has seen a phenomenal 300 fold growth in its member strength growing from 19 companies in 1985 to over 6000 in 2007. Since the turn of this century the number of companies in Jabel Ali Free Zone has grown by more than 350 per cent.
Are there any restrictions on my departure from the country?
Yes. The UAE recognises driving licences from certain countries. Yes. The UAE recognises driving licences from certain countries. A local UAE license can be issued upon the completion of required formalities.
Can I have a licence from Jafza but operate from Dubai or other Emirates?
The licence issued by Jafza is valid for operating your business only inside the free zone territory. You cannot use this licence to set up a business in any of the other Emirates. Goods maybe sold to other Emirates through distributors.
Yes, subject to your particular licence. Jafza companies operating in the Jebel Ali Free Zone are amongst the major re-exporters in the region. No duties imposed if goods are imported and exported within the Free Zone.
How do licence holders clear goods for sale locally?
Licence holders can sell their goods to companies in the UAE (through an agent or distributor) and also in the FZ. In the former case the Ex-FZ import bill is cleared through customs in the name of the buyer. Please Note: Blank bills of entry may be purchased from Dubai Customs located at either Jebel Ali or Port Rashid Terminals. Dubai Ports Authority has a common documentary system. As a result, the documents may be processed at either location.
Delivery Order - This will be issued by the shipping agent upon receipt of freight charges and either the original bill of lading or a bank guarantee. Original Invoice - This should be produced by the original exporter and legalised by a recognised authority in the country of export. (This document is used by customs here for duty charges and statistical purposes.) Certificate of Origin - Produced by the original exporter and legalised by a recognised authority in the country of export. This is used by customs to confirm the country of origin and its legitimacy. Bill of Entry - Must be completed by the consignee or C&F agent. Free Zone (FZ) bills of entry are used for cargo declared for the zone. Cargo bound for Dubai is entered on a standard bill of entry. Customs Duty Receipt - This is issued by customs if duty is payable. Certain importers are able to operate a credit facility with customs. Duty Exemption Certificate - This is held either by companies importing cargo which do not attract duty, or by the agents acting on their behalf.
What is the minimum capital required for establishing a company in the Free Zone?
There is no minimum capital requirement asked for by Jafza if you are merely setting up a branch of your company. However, if you are establishing an FZE or FZCO, then the minimum capital requirement is Dhs. 1 million (US $270,000) or Dhs. 500,000 (US$135,000) respectively.
Who is authorised to clear cargo through customs at Jebel Ali and Port Rashid Terminals or Dubai International Airport?
1.† Consignees holding a UAE federal or Dubai Economic Department licence or any of the four Free Zone licenses.
2.† Agents holding a Dubai Economic Department Clearing and Forwarding (C&F) licence may also clear cargo on behalf of consignees.