Company Setup in Fujairah Free Zone (FFZA)

Fujairah Free Zone Authority (FFZA)

Fujairah Free Zone is adjacent to the Port of Fujairah. Companies established here have easy access to all Arabian Gulf ports, the Red Sea, India and Pakistan on weekly feeder vessels. Mainline services arrive from Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Far East and North America on a weekly basis, and services leave twice weekly to the Far East and once a week to North America. Fujairah Free Zone

Investors benefit from the triple Fujairah Free Zone advantage, namely the ACE -Accessibility, Connectivity & Economy.

Accessibility & personal touch of the staff, and management. Fujairah Free Zone offers a unique Connectivity – logistic link to the world; by air through Fujairah International Airport, by sea through Fujairah Sea Port, and by road to the Middle East & beyond. Investors benefit by way of faster transaction, accruing due to shorter delivery times. Fujairah Free Zone (FFZ) offers an unmatched Economy – cheaper tariffs and minimum start up time. Licenses can be issued within one working day. Reduced establishment expenses and lower overheads make FFZ a very cost-effective investment proposition.

Fujairah Free Zone Location

Fujairah’s strategic & unique location, as the UAE’s only Emirate on the East Coast, plays a key role in its development. Under the leadership and vision of Sheikh Hamed Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, the Ruler of Fujairah, the Emirates continues to grow.

An amazing amalgamation of the traditional values of the East and modern technologies of the West, Fujairah offers a standard of living comparable to that of the world’s most developed nations. More than a quarter-million people of various nationalities, including Emirates, inhabit this Emirate of 1450 sq km

Advantages of Registering a Company in Fujairah Free Zone:

  • Multi-access to neighbouring and global markets by land, sea and air.
  • Variety of investment fields.
  • Investor-oriented policies
  • Efficient and cost-effective investment facilitation
  • Full investment security

Legal entities under Fujairah Free Zone Authority:

  • Branch of a foreign company, including the offshore company.
  • Branch of a UAE company.
  • Free zone establishment.
  • Free zone company.

Types of Licenses in Fujairah Free Zone:

  • Trading (normal) license.
  • General trading.
  • Professional/service license.
  • Industrial license.
  • National industrial license.

Value Added Tax (VAT):

Value Added Tax (VAT) has been introduced across the UAE on 1 January 2018 at a standard rate of 5%.

Who should register for VAT?

A business whether situated in designated zone or non-designated zone or outside free zone should register for VAT if the taxable supplies and imports exceed the mandatory registration threshold of AED 375,000 within preceding 12 months or it is anticipated that the total value of taxable supplies exceeds AED 375,000 in the next thirty 30 days. Upon registration, a tax registration number (TRN) would be issued to business by the Federal Tax Authority.

What is a designated zone?

A Designated zone is a specified fenced geographical area having security measures and customs controls in place to monitor entry and exit of individuals and the movement of goods to and from the area. Following free zones are declared as designated zones.

  1. Free Trade Zone of Khalifa Port
  2. Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone
  3. Khalifa Industrial Zone
  4. Jebel Ali Free Zone (North-South)
  5. Dubai Cars and Automative Zone (DUCAMZ)
  6. Dubai Textile City
  7. Free Zone Area in Al Quoz
  8. Free Zone Area in Al Qusais
  9. Dubai Aviation City
  10. Dubai Airport Free Zone
  11. Hamriyah Free Zone
  12. Sharjah Airport International Free Zone
  13. Ajman Free Zone
  14. Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone in Ahmed Bin Rashid Port
  15. Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
  16. RAK Free Trade Zone
  17. RAK Maritime City Free Zone
  18. RAK Airport Free Zone
  19. Fujairah Free Zone
  20. FOIZ (Fujairah Oil Industry Zone)

What is a non-designated zone?

Any free zone which is not declared as designated zone is a non-designated zone. In other words, a non-designated zone is any geographical area within UAE which does not have any security measures and customs controls in place to monitor entry and exit of goods and individuals. Eg. DMCC, Dubai Media City, DIFC and Dubai Internet city.

What transactions are subject to VAT within Designated zones?

a) Goods transferred between designated zones shall not be subject to VAT. However, goods supplied by an entity in the designated zone to entities outside the designated zone are subject to 5% VAT.

b) Services provided by an entity to other entities inside the designated zone or outside the designated zone are subject to 5% VAT.

c) Professional fees for services are subject to VAT @ 5%.

What government/free zone fees (License/Visa/rent) are subject to VAT?

In the case of designated zones the trade license fees, visa fees, lease rentals will not be subject to VAT. And in case of non-designated zones, the trade license fees and visa fees are not subject to vat however rent is subject to 5% VAT.

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