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IFZA Business Activity List for Entrepreneurs

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The International Free Zone Authority (IFZA) is gaining popularity among entrepreneurs who want to set up their businesses in the UAE. Boasting a strategic location, cutting-edge infrastructure, and a favorable business environment, IFZA offers numerous benefits to startups and established companies. What distinguishes IFZA from other free zones is its extensive list of permissible business activities, providing ample opportunities for businesses across different industries. In this article, Choose UAE examines the IFZA business activity list and offers helpful tips to help you identify the most suitable activities for your business.

IFZA Business Activity List Overview

IFZA business activity list offers a wide variety of opportunities for businesses across different industries. It is divided into categories such as Trading and General Trading, Service and Consultancy, Industrial and Manufacturing, Holding, and Logistics and Warehousing. With many specific activities under each category, businesses can easily find their niche in the free zone. By choosing the right category, businesses can enjoy IFZA’s benefits, like a strategic location, a business-friendly environment, and modern infrastructure. The extensive list of activities allows businesses of all sizes and sectors to thrive in IFZA and contribute to the UAE’s economy.

General Trading

This category encompasses businesses involved in the purchasing, selling, and distributing various goods and products. Activities in this category include, but are not limited to: Electronics trading, Textiles trading, Foodstuff trading, Building materials trading, Auto spare parts trading, and other related activities.

Service and Consultancy 

This category consists of businesses that offer professional services, guidance, or specialized expertise to their clients. Activities within this category include, but are not limited to: Business consultancy, Marketing and advertising, IT consultancy, Event management, Travel and tourism services, and other related activities.

Industrial and Manufacturing

This category includes businesses engaged in the production, processing, or assembly of goods. Activities in this category comprise, but are not limited to: Food and beverage production, Chemical and plastic manufacturing, Furniture manufacturing, Apparel and textile production, Pharmaceutical manufacturing, and other related activities.

Logistics and Warehousing

This category encompasses businesses that provide logistics, transportation, and warehousing services. Activities in this category include, but are not limited to: Freight forwarding, Cargo handling, Storage and warehousing, Courier services, Distribution centers, and other related logistics activities.

Holding

This category covers businesses primarily focused on managing assets or investments. Activities in this category include, but are not limited to: Holding investments in stocks, shares, and bonds, Holding intellectual property rights, Holding real estate properties, and other related activities. Interested in starting a business? Choose UAE can provide guidance and support or use our cost calculator to evaluate your startup expenses.

Choosing the Right Business Activity for Your Company

Choosing the right business activity for your company is essential, as it defines the scope and nature of your operations within the IFZA. To make the best choice, consider factors such as your company’s core competencies and expertise, market demand and potential growth in your chosen sector, regulatory requirements and compliance within your industry, and synergies with other businesses in the IFZA.

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How Can Choose UAE Help

At Choose UAE, we understand the importance of selecting the right business activity for your company and the impact it can have on your success within IFZA. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping you navigate the process of setting up your business in the UAE, including guiding you through the IFZA business activity list and helping you make the best choice for your unique situation. Go with Choose UAE.

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13:47 13 Oct 22
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