Jafza is a dynamic base for thousands of businesses, from over 100 countries, sustaining over 135,000 jobs and attracting more than 20% of the UAE’s foreign direct investment. Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) is the leading business centre of the Middle East and it focuses on long-term customer relationships. It promotes associations with global investors by providing them world class infrastructure supported with quality driven value-added services and incentives which enables them to take advantage of vast business opportunities in the UAE and the region in the most proficient way.
JAFZA is built around the Jebel Ali Port, which is the world’s largest man-made harbour due to which it is the region’s pioneering business setup initiative. JAFZA started its operations in 1985 and has been effective to attract the inward investment ever since. It is today one of the main factors which make Dubai and the UAE as one of the most favourite spots for investment on the world map. JAFZA has also immensely contributed to the growth of Dubai Port which is the 7th largest container port in the world.
Business setup formation types in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)
JAFZA offers three types of business setup formations depending on the number of shareholders and the nature of business.
Two to 50 shareholders can set up a Free Zone Company (FZCO) in Jebel Ali Free Zone. These shareholders can be individuals (two to 50 people), non-individuals (two to 50 companies) or a combination of both. An FZCO is essentially a Limited Liability Partnership within the Free Zone, with the liabilities of the company limited to the paid-up capital.
Two to 50 shareholders can also set up a Public Listed Company (PLC) within the Free Zone. These shareholders can be individuals (two to 50 people), non-individuals (2 to 50 companies) or a combination of both. A PLC is essentially a Limited Liability Partnership within the Free Zone, with the liabilities of the company limited to the paid-up capital.
A single shareholder can register a Free Zone Establishment (FZE) in Jebel Ali Free Zone whether an individual or a company. An FZE is essentially a Limited Liability Company in the Free Zone. An FZC is basically a Limited Liability Partnership within the Free Zone, the liabilities of the company are limited to the paid-up capital. An FZC has a legal character distinct from that of its shareholder and it has the capacity, rights and privileges of a natural person.
Branch within the Free Zone can be registered by any entity already established outside Jebel Ali Free Zone. A branch is considered a legal entity of its parent company; is 100% owned by the parent company, operates under the same name and conducts the same business.
Vestor will assist and offer you all the services required to establish and operate a business in the free zone in a single location, saving time, effort, and cost, and enabling you to focus on your business instead of having to deal with different entities.
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