Leverage all the opportunities of the United Arab Emirates to build a successful business both inthe region’s fastest growing market and in the international arena!
The United Arab Emirates is a low-tax jurisdiction with an unprecedented level of economic stability. It boasts the highest consumer purchasing power in the region and a fast-growing sales market, almost entirely dependent on imports. The UAE is the largest trade hub located at the intersection of the Middle East and Asia, which opens up endless opportunities for your business both inside the country and internationally. SORP will help you set up aF&B business, ensure that you obtain the appropriate license and provide full follow-up support for your company, guiding it to financial success.
No inflation, fixed exchange rate, absolute reliability of the banking system
Freedom of capital movement
Unimpeded payments and money transfers, no foreign exchange controls
High purchasing power
According to the IMF rating, the UAE is in the TOP 10 countries for population income
Your profits are maximized because you pay no corporate tax or personal income tax, and VAT is only 5% - and only on some categories
Equal rights for business owners
The UAE treats both foreign and local entrepreneurs equally for domestic and international business operations
Protecting confidential data
Beneficiary information is held in the strictest confidence when you incorporate in the UAE and banking secrecy is tight
Any business in the United Arab Emirates must go through a mandatory licensing procedure. Your license is your business cardfor banks and counterparties from all over the world, and for the state it is a form of control over the activities of your company.
Bulk sales of all types of products in the food category, including food and drinks, groceries, as well as food additives used in production
Manufacture of ready-to-eat and semi-finished goods, frozen and chilled products, dairy and meat production
B2B and B2C services in the food industry including catering, product packaging, delivery and storage, sorting and distribution
Sale of industrial, warehouse or commercial equipment that is used for the storage and production of food products
Retailing products in the grocery category in the form of shops, markets and supermarkets, as well as online stores
Restaurants, cafes and cafeterias, as well as licenses for the operation of food courts, bakeries, pastry shops or fast food outlets
Specialized advice in the management or organization of F&B projects, as well as in the areas of healthy nutrition and dietetics
Management and control over the activities of catering outlets and industries, including those maintenance and general administration
Importing food or beverages for sale in the UAE domestic market and in the Gulf countries is regulated. You will need to register the goods with the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) and obtain an import permit from the Food Control of the Municipality. SORP Group specialists will help you to go through the proper registration and certification procedures in compliance with local legislation.
Certification in the United Arab Emirates is mandatory for certain types of goods. It involves testing for compliance with international standards and obtaining a certificate of conformity (CoC). Otherwise the import and sale of products in the UAE is prohibited
Subject to mandatory certification in ESMA and registration with Food Control DM for implementation in the UAE for all types of food and drinks. The label must display the Nutritional Essentials and a list of ingredients that must be consistent with the product test report.
Provided by Islamic associations accredited in the UAE. Certifies all products of animal origin and meat, as well as their components. Not only is the batch of goods subject to such certification, but also the manufacturing plant.
Products that are marketed as “eco” or “organic” must pass tests and inspections to receive the quality label from ESMA and Food Control. In addition, departments can request information about the manufacturer and technology to confirm the environmental friendliness of products.
Mandatory ESMA certification, as well as passing tests in the laboratory of the Municipality, confirming the absence of hazardous substances in any packaging, container or goods that are in direct contact with food products.
An international standard that establishes the requirements for the quality management system of companies operating in the HoReCa sector (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes), food production and food retail. To confirm the standards, it is necessary to pass a series of Food Control checks by the municipality or accredited organizations.
SORP Group is a leading consultant in the UAE market, offering a wide range of tools and expertise for organizing and developing your business. That includes setting up business processes and creating financially profitable tax optimization schemes.
Evaluation of a business idea, selection of a suitable license, the best place for incorporation and the type of company
Rapid incorporation through close cooperation with the registration authorities and use of SORP's own experienced resources
Providing professional support for opening corporate accounts, fast passing of compliance checks and KYC procedures
Providing support for obtaining investor visas, visas for employees and their family members, renewing licenses and permits
Lease of space in the SORP business center for licensing: offices with Ejari / Estidama, flexi-desks and virtual addresses
Services you can outsource to support your business such as full accounting, administrative, tax, legal support and more
By setting up a company in the UAE to promote your products and services in the Food and Beverage sector, you can not only develop in the country but also unlock an opportunity to enter the international arena and effectively optimize your entire business. However, it should be borne in mind that the United Arab Emirates follows all modern developments in global legislation. Regulations require passing KYC and compliance procedures, confirmation of economic presence and the exchange of tax information within the framework of CRS.
We will tell you how to open a business in the UAE F&B food industry sector in our interactive networking
Practical recommendations for representatives of retail chains, restaurateurs, manufacturers, importers, exporters or distributors of food and beverages from the experts of the SORP group of companies with 15 years of experience in bringing companies to the UAE market
Take part in the unique SORP event and gain all the knowledge necessary to successfully start or scale your business on the basis of the largest “trade hub” in the region. SORP experts know how to achieve financial success in the UAE food industry sector!
By registering your business in the food industry in the UAE, you open up opportunities for doing business around the world from a prestigious tax-free jurisdiction, while getting the maximum profit. To minimize the risks of recognizing your international activity as illegitimate or suspended (“suspicious”), we recommend that you comply with all legislative requirements regarding confirmation of the Economic Substance (ESR) in the UAE.
In the last 5 years (from 2016 to 2021), the UAE food sector has shown significant growth. The quality of products and services is controlled at the state level, and local production is supported by the government, thanks to concessional financing and specially created funds. Thus, according to the rating of Business Monitor International, the UAE received an overall rating of 70.7 in terms of Risk / Reward (Risk / Reward) of the F&B sector, while the global average indicators barely reach 50 points.
The United Arab Emirates is a country that has all the opportunities and creates comfortable conditions for opening and developing a business in the food industry. SORP experts will help you start your business in the UAE in this area, providing a full range of professional services for registration, licensing, certification and administration of your activities.
We are able to make the legally correct decision on planning your company's strategy to protect against the exchange of tax information
We incorporate companies, oversee investment projects, open bank accounts and offer high-quality business support to accelerate your success in the UAE
We provide a wide range of valuable outsourced services and tools in the UAE - from advising on acquiring a business to accounting and drafting legal documents and contracts
We have expertise across all market sectors and the tools to tackle complex issues. Our portfolio contains many success stories for obtaining special business licenses for our clients
5,000 square meters (54,000 sq. ft.) of modern office space for rent in a prestigious location in Dubai to accommodate staff, undergo bank checks and confirm economic presence in the UAE
Procurement of state licenses and accreditation helped by long-standing relationships with relevant departments
Confidential legal solutions for tax optimization, beneficiary concealment and protection from automatic information exchange under CRS
Get an individual solution for opening a company in the F&B field, based on your goals and objectives.
SORP Group will help you build an optimal structure that will provide you with an effective implementation of your business needs when doing business in the UAE and in the international arena.
Today you can take the first step towards creating a successful business!