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A General Trading License in Dubai allows businesses to engage in a wide range of commercial activities, including importing, exporting, and trading various products. This license offers flexibility, enabling companies to trade multiple, unrelated goods under one license, making it ideal for diverse business operations and expansions.
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Why Choose UAE for General Trading License?

Choosing the UAE for a General Trading License in Dubai offers strategic location, tax benefits, business-friendly regulations, world-class infrastructure, and access to global markets, making it a premier hub for international trade.

Tax Benefits

The UAE offers a favorable tax environment, with zero corporate and personal income taxes, making it an attractive destination for businesses seeking to maximize profits.

Business-Friendly Regulations

The UAE provides a streamlined, efficient regulatory framework, simplifying the process of obtaining licenses, setting up businesses, and ensuring compliance with local laws.

Strategic Location

The UAE's strategic position at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa provides businesses with easy access to key global markets, enhancing trade opportunities and connectivity.

World-Class Infrastructure

The UAE boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure, including modern ports, airports, and logistics networks, supporting efficient trading operations and facilitating seamless international commerce.

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A General Trading License allows a business to trade a wide variety of goods, including import, export, and re-export activities. This license covers multiple, unrelated products, making it ideal for businesses looking to trade various items under one license.

Benefits include the ability to trade a diverse range of products, access to Dubai’s strategic location and excellent infrastructure, tax advantages, simplified business setup processes, and the potential for 100% foreign ownership in free zones.

Requirements typically include submitting a completed application form, providing copies of passports and visas of business partners, renting an office space and obtaining a tenancy contract, and paying the necessary fees. Additional documents, such as a Memorandum of Association (MoA), may also be required.

The cost can vary based on factors such as the business’s location (mainland or free zone), office space rental, and additional services required. On average, the total cost can range from AED 15,000 to AED 50,000 or more, including registration and licensing fees.

Yes, foreign nationals can apply for a General Trading License in Dubai. They can establish their business in free zones, allowing 100% foreign ownership, or set up a mainland company, which may require a local sponsor or agent.

The process can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks, depending on factors such as the completeness of the application, the type of business structure chosen, and the responsiveness of the relevant authorities. Generally, it can take around 1-2 weeks if all documents are in order and the process proceeds smoothly.

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