Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC) is a new addition to the free zones located in Sharjah. While its core licensing activities are publishing and printing, SPC also provides licenses for a wide range of other activities, including general trading, consultancies, e-commerce, IT, and more. SPC stands out for its stunning offices, strategic location, and remarkably fast incorporation times, making it an ideal destination for businesses looking to establish a presence in the UAE.

The SPC license provides several benefits, including:

  • 0% corporate or personal income tax
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Zero paid-up share capital required
  • Easy process for setting up a corporate bank account
  • Option to obtain a trade license for up to 10 years
  • More than 1,500 business license activities available
  • Flexibility in the number of work visas allowed
  • Possibility to combine up to 5 activities from different sectors under one license


Types of business licenses


An e-commerce license allows you to conduct your business in the UAE but purely online. You’d operate via online portals that will allow you to buy and sell your goods & services both locally and internationally.


Conducting services or consultancies across any industry

+Commercial License

Operating with a Commercial License allows you to trade in goods and sell specific services. The goods you sell can be imported and sold in the UAE, exported and sold outside the UAE or ascertained and traded solely within the UAE. With this license, you can trade almost any type of goods.

+General Trading License

A General Trading License allows you to trade in more specific goods as well as general items. Almost all goods can be traded under this license and they do not need to be related.