Michael R. Scotch
Trade licenses are given on the basis of the number of activities (1, 2, or 3) or for general trading purposes.
The Ajman Free Zone offers e-commerce licenses which allow businesses to participate in electronic trading activities, and provides market and technical support to them whenever required.
Any services offered within the free zone require the permit of a service license, be it IT consultancies, marketing etc.
Industrial licenses are aligned with the environment and manufacturing standards of Ajman and are provided to those investors interested in making their plants in the UAE. To enhance the environment, the Free Zone supports this activity through its warehouses and smart stores and ensures that all investor requirements can be handled in one place.
National Industrial License
To obtain a National Industrial License, the following requirements need to be met:
AFZ provides this license to companies who want to re-establish an existing company, but this can happen only outside of the state and not within the Free Zone.
Type 1 : Free Zone Entity
Here, a Free Zone establishment license is provided by AFZ, where you have complete ownership as an individual or an organization to hold a separate legal capacity. The License allows the establishment to have a capital of approximately USD 50,000.
Type 2 : Free Zone Company
A FZC license is given to multiple partners of companies within the free zone. These partners can be individuals or companies holding a separate legal capacity where the investor share is determined by the partners itself.
Type 3 : Branch of Local Company
If an individual or a company wishes to open a branch within the Free Zone, this local company branch license is issued as long as they have a valid UAE authorized license in place.
Type 4 : Branch of Foreign Company
If an individual or a company wishes open a functional branch or a representative office within the Free Zone, but have already established themselves outside of the UAE, then the Foreign Company Branch license is issued to them by the AFZA.