UAE Free Zones

Newsletter Issue 94
Wednesday, January 15, 2018

UAE designates 20 free zones exempt from VAT

A total of 20 free zones throughout the UAE will be exempt from VAT, according to a document published by the UAE’s Federal Tax Authority (FTA).

An unofficial translation of the cabinet decision posted online by the FTA online lists seven free zones in Dubai, three in Abu Dhabi, three in Ras Al Khaimah, two each in Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah and one in Ajman.

According to the UAE’s VAT law, the transfer of goods between designated zones, which are defined as specific set geographic areas with security measures in place to monitor the movement of goods and people, are tax free..

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Jafza North and Jafza South linked across Shaikh Zayed Road

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has opened the “Jafza Bridge” for traffic, linking Jafza North and Jafza South across Sheikh Zayed Road, the zone said in a statement on Saturday.

The bridge, built in collaboration with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), will make it easier to move goods between Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone and Al Maktoum International Airport.

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UAE freelancers challenged by VAT

Although the introduction of VAT will cost the organisational change consultant up to Dh3,000 a month to pay for an accountant to help ...

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Trends to look out for in 2018

As we bid farewell to 2017, we look towards its major events and trends to help us better prepare for what’s to come in 2018.Major events in the field of technology...

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How VAT will applied to UAE free zones

Free zones in the UAE have been an extraordinary success. The concept has encouraged a substantial migration of commercial skills into the country.....

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