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Trade business in the UAE

Establish a profitable trade business in the UAE with the support of local experts.

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Trade is one of the most attractive fields for investment in the UAE. Population of the UAE have high standard of living and growing demand for imported domestic goods. It creates opportunities for trade companies.

The UAE is a universal trading hub with a market capacity of more than a billion people

10 000 000 consumers
in the UAE
100 000 000 consumers in neighboring
countries of trade union
1 000 000 000 consumers are using
the UAE market to purchase goods

Advantages of the UAE for trading companies

Complete turnkey solution in 6 days

Our team provides effective trade and logistics solutions. We offer a comprehensive approach to the organization of trade business. We take into account strategic and tax interests.

Geography Ideal geographic location at the crossroads of European, Asian and African trade routes.
Logistic infrastructure Developed logistics infrastructure that allows you to receive, store, ship and transport cargo conveniently.
No taxes There are no taxes for international activities. The only tax for domestic trade is 5% VAT.
Duty free re-export of goods There are duty-free re-export of goods to all GCC countries and low internal customs duties.
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Why SORP?

SORP Group services for organization of trade business

Services of SORP

Advantages of SORP

  • Registration of companies in the UAE with a trade license of varying complexity.
  • Developing shemes for importing your goods and carrying out certification procedures for your products.
  • Providing office and warehouse space for your products.
  • Providing full support for your business, including accounting and tax accounting, protection of your interests in government bodies.
  • Comprehensive business support services: legal, accounting, tax and PRO support
  • We have 15 years of experience in organizing and supporting international trade business from the UAE
  • We have well-established mechanisms of interaction with banks and government agencies
  • We have state license for accounting and tax services
  • We have developed partner network of companies providing logistics and customs clearance services.
  • We have 5,000 square meters of office space in management

Activities

Our company is an expert. We can organize trading business in the following areas
FOOD AND
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
FOOD AND
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Annual growth of this market is 4%
BUILDING MATERIALS
AND FURNITURE
BUILDING MATERIALS
AND FURNITURE
Total cost of all construction projects in the UAE is more than $720 billion
INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT
AND RAW MATERIALS
INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT
AND RAW MATERIALS
The share of production in the GDP of the UAE was 9,4% ($10 billion) in 2017
PRECIOUS METALS
AND JEWELS
PRECIOUS METALS
AND JEWELS
The annual volume of sales is 30 times higher than any other countries
VEHICLES
AND PARTS
VEHICLES
AND PARTS
The World Bank recognized the UAE infrastructure as the best in the Near East
NON-FOOD
CONSUMER GOODS
NON-FOOD
CONSUMER GOODS
The market of non-food consumer goods is developing steadily in the UAE. This goods include medicine, clothes and cosmetics
There is a simplified way to obtain complex licenses for international trade in petroleum products, tobacco, precious metals, industrial equipment, medicines and aviation equipment in the UAE.
Though we will not register your company, our expert team of problem solvers can we can help resolve your issues
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6 steps for 6 days

How to organize trade business from the UAE?
There are different steps for companies:
  • IMPORT TO THE UAE OR RE-EXPORT
  • OPTIMIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY using THE UAE
1
Choosing a working business model It is important to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the market at the first stage. You should adapt the business model for the features of chosen market. Experts of our company will help to solve the tasks.
2
Choosing geography of activities Place of incorporation determines whether the company will be able to work in the domestic market, use the services of foreign banks, receive trade financing, rent the necessary commercial premises.
3
Choosing legal form and type of activity Legal form and type of activity determine opportunities of your company and list of goods that you can trade. Many people make the obvious choice of a complex license with a ton of additional requirements. Usually you can replace it with a simpler and economical solution.
4
Obtaining a license and additional approvals All business in the UAE is licensed. Some types of licenses require obtaining additional approvals of relevant government departments. There are special requirements for the arrangement of commercial space or specialized personnel. You should appoint a local sponsor or agent and rent an office space to obtain a local license.
5
Obtaining permits to import goods Some types of goods are subject to mandatory certification for trade in the UAE and the Gulf countries. Company should register at the customs registration and receive the importer code to import such goods.
6
Starting work and first steps It is very important to choose a qualified service company after business registration. This company will take over the administrative service, arranging resident visas for shareholders and employees, developing draft documents, opening bank accounts, registering a company in the tax service, and establishing accounting and tax records. SORP Group provides a full range of business support services at all stages of development.
1
Choosing a working business model It is important to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the UAE market at the first stage. You should adapt the business model for the features of chosen market. Some retail business cannot work in the same format in the UAE. Business could be more effective if it would go online or organize a home delivery. If you choose commercial real estate business, it is important to consider the permeability of the area, the target audience and the way to promote services. It would be easier to solve these problems with a help of experts.
2
Choosing geography of activities There is a difference between service business in the FEZ and in the local area. Online service business is more profitable in the FEZ, while customers of such business are companies in this FEZ and you conduct your activities only inside this FEZ.
3
Choosing legal form and type of activity Legal form and type of activity determine opportunities of your company and list of services that you can provide.
4
Obtaining a license and additional approvals You need additional approvals of legal bodies for some types of licenses. Professional activities may require specialized personnel with legalized diploma and additional confirmation of competencies (certification and courses). You must assign a local sponsor/agent and rent an office to obtain a license.
5
Starting work and first steps It is very important to choose a qualified service company after business registration. This company will take over the administrative service, arranging resident visas for shareholders and employees, developing draft documents, opening bank accounts, registering a company in the tax service, and establishing accounting and tax records. SORP Group provides a full range of business support services at all stages of development.

Apply for an offshore company registration in the UAE

Upon submission of your application to the SORP Group, you will receive a free expert consultation within 20 minutes. Our team of experts will help you evaluate and actuate your business plan. We provide comprehensive support in registering and development of trade industry businesses. The first step to creating a successful business begins with your call or email today!