The UAE is one of the best countries in which to start or relocate your manufacturing business. It offers proactive government support, a very advantageous tax system, strategically beneficial geographical location, a growing and affluent consumer base, as well as political and economic stability. SORP Group offers the vital expertise and support you need to establish and grow your manufacturing business in the UAE, from initial licensing to the day-to-day operational routine.
The most demanded spheres of production in the UAE
Components used in construction, such as panels, windows, doors, fittings, glass, roofing products
Production of all types of food products. The most in demand are dairy products, water, groceries
Manufacture of pharmaceutical and parapharmaceutica products and medicines, medical products and equipment
Rolled metaland components
Production of sheet metal, as well as metal components for any purpose
Light industry: fabrics, clothing, including children's clothing, textile products
Transport andspare parts
Manufacture of cars, agricultural machinery, heavy vehicles, as well as spare parts
Manufacture of all types of household appliances, measuring equipment, communications
Plastics and polymers
Manufacture of plastic products and products from composite materials or polymers
All types of paints and varnishes, fertilizers, basic chemicals, pesticides, household chemicals
Stages of organizing a manufacturing business in the UAE
Choose a working business model
Different legal entities and business models have varying freedoms and restrictions. For example, to retail manufactured goods in the local UAE market, you need to register a mainland company. Choosing the correct model is crucial to ensure you can operate in the way you want.
Get a preliminary permit to incorporate a manufacturing business
Learn the regulatory requirements for setting up a manufacturing facility. Prepare a project for the Ministry of Economy, which issues a preliminary permit once approved and also drafts a detailed list of other approvals you will require.
Obtain additional permissions
Obtain approvals and permits from the relevant authorities specified in the Initial Approval, such as the Municipality, Department of Civil Defense, Planning Department, and others that oversee industrial or manufacturing business activities.
License and register your company
Next you need to incorporate your chosen legal entity and confirm its address at the physical location of your proposed manufacturing facility.
Pass certification checks
The certification procedure must be completed and passed. It may include laboratory tests for compliance with standards, examination by the Agency for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), registration with the Municipality, the Department of Civil Defense and other departments.
Engage professional support for your business
The final stage is engaging a service company that will provide high-quality administrative, legal, financial and tax accounting services as well as support for opening bank accounts, immigration procedures and registration of foreign employees.
SORP expert solutions for organizing a manufacturing businessin the UAE
We will select a suitablelicense and determine the type of legal entity
Fast incorporation through closecollaboration with licensing authorities
Outsourcing of corebusiness processes
Administrative, tax, accounting, PROand legal support from SORP Group specialists with vast experience
Rent in our SORP business centerfor staff accommodation and regulatory licensing procedures
Our close cooperation withUAE banks with assistance in passing KYC speedily
Professional service from SORPInvestment LLC with waiver of rights registered in Dubai court
Outstanding benefits of operating a manufacturing businessin the UAE
The level of support represents a goldenopportunity for manufacturing businesses.
World’s largest trading hub
Ideal assembly point between the East andWest makes logistics and trading sense.
Repatriation of Capital and Profit
Repatriate capital as tax-free foreigninvestments.
The UAE is an attractive destination formedium and high grade skilled personnel.
Dedicated industrial zones
Many locations are pre-developed forindustrial use with attractuve facilities.
No customs duties
Import of raw materials is not subject to customs duties .
Ready sales market
Enjoy free trade across 6 countries of theGulf Cooperatoion Council (GCC).
0% income tax and corporation tax. 5%VAT for some domestic categories.
Attractive business loan rates and flexible repayment terms are worth investigating.
Factors to consider when setting up a manufacturing business in the UAE
Choosing the best location
Consider a location’s regional incentives,infrastructure, utilities and ease of procuring supplies, to name just a few important factors.
Choosing the trading area
Where do you intend to sell the productsyou will manufacture? Will it be local, export only, or both? Ensure your chosen jurisdiction does not restrict your plans.
Getting your raw materials
Can you obtain supplies locally or willyou have to import some or all of them? If so, ensure you have the correct permits and that inbound logistics are smooth.
Recruiting your workforce
Investigate the local labor market for theskills you need. Check out potential quotas on foreign labor that might impact your resourcing plans.
Exporting your products
Proximity of seaports/airports and easeof logistics may be factors in choosing your location. Local knowledge should feed into your strategy decisions.
Getting your products certified
Before releasing a product on thedomestic market of the UAE or a GCC country, you need to pass certification checks.
SORP Group’s solutions for successful manufacturing businesses in the UAE
Business planningand the right model
We help you plan and implement a properly licensed business model and solid basis for production. We guide you in creating a retail network and accessing international or local markets.
Advice, consultancyand support
We will analyze the market, the competition and the relevant legislation. We will suggest the best locations for your manufacturing business to ensure it can operate freely.
Registration andlicensing procedures
We can do everything that’s needed for registration, licensing and obtaining permits quickly and without fuss using our close working relationship with government agencies.
Assistance withopening bank accounts
We guarantee professional support when opening bank accounts because we work closely with leading UAE banks and understand their compliance procedures.
Outsourcingcore business processes
Our administrative, tax, accounting support and PRO specialists allow you to save significantly compared with employing highly paid staff to perform the same tasks.
Help for importingraw materials and equipment
We know the procedures for obtaining an import permit, approvals, certification and customs clearance. We guide you all the way.
SORP’s long experience guarantees the success of your operation in the UAE
SORP offers comprehensive support for acquired companies and their shareholders: from licensing, maintaining Bank accounts to obtaining the status of a tax resident of the country
Your requirements are unique. That is why we treat every business individually to tailor the right services to achieve your priorities.
15 years of successful work
We have helped thousands of clients acquire, build and develop businesses in the UAE
Assistance in choosing a bank that is suitable for your purposes, support with bank accounts opening and passing KYC procedures (know your customer).
Start a manufacturing business in the UAE
Reduce your logistics costs and exploit easy access to wider markets in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Contact us today. Take the first step to earning the prestigious ‘Made in the UAE’ Quality Mark for your products.