The International Free Zone Authority (IFZA) has emerged as a preeminent global destination for new business setup in the UAE, owing to its highly competitive pricing and diverse range of business activities. The establishment of an IFZA company is a preferred option for those seeking a cost-effective general trading company license in the UAE. In addition, IFZA also offers licenses for consultancy, service, commercial trading, industrial, and holding activities.


  • The IFZA license offers a plethora of advantages, including:
    • Cost-effective business incorporation solutions
    • Expeditious and effortless incorporation and company management
    • A broad spectrum of activities encompassing consultancy, service, and trading
    • Remote incorporation
    • Limited liability for companies
  • The IFZA license offers a 100% exemption from corporate and income taxes
  • There are no paid upfront share capital requirements
  • The license enables the incorporation of holding companies
  • Diverse office options are available with flexible rental terms
  • An extensive selection of warehousing facilities is also offered.


Types of business licenses

+Commercial License

A commercial license provides you with the necessary legal rights to initiate import, export, storage, and distribution procedures.

+Industrial License

An industrial license is applicable for those companies who wish to import raw materials in their vicinity. Manufacturing and processing of a few selected goods are made legal only if you have an industrial license.

+Professional License

Consultancy businesses and service providers are expected to have professional license issues for them. A professional license is issued by the DED.

+Consultancy License

To provide expert consultancy services for professionals you must have a consultancy license in IFZA.

+Service License

Manufacturing, production, and transportation of services are the key activities allowed for those who have service licenses issued under their companies name.

+General Trading License

A wide range of services and trading opportunities become available to you if you own an IFZA general trading license. A general trade license allows you to initiate trading of your goods and services in a B2B, B2C, and a C2B business model.