General Trading License

Wishing to import, export, sell, distribute and store goods except the prohibited ones then we are here to help you in the process of getting General Trading License.

One of the most popular business activities in the UAE is General Trading as many clients wish to take advantage of Importing and Exporting with no taxes. A General Trade license gives you the freedom and flexibility to trade in just about any commodity allowable under the DED Activity List. There are certain commodities that are not permitted to be traded with a General Trading license and those are the type of products that require special approvals or clearances from different UAE Municipalities. Examples of these type of products are medical products, guns, alcohol and cars as they all need special approvals and cannot be traded under a General Trade license. These products are allowed to be traded however under a specific Commercial Trade license and with the proper approvals.

Some of our clients, who setup a General Trading company, had their first activity as trading in garments. After time, they realized that they could make more money trading in computer products as the UAE advances in technology and cities like Dubai are moving closer to a Smart City. Because this company had a General Trading License, they did not have to apply for a completely separate license in order to start trading in computer products. If they had a specific Trade License in Garments only, they would have to pay more money and go through a process of adding the activity to trade in computer products. Like this company, it is wise to choose a General Trade license from the start because it allows you to shift in business practices in the future.

General Trade License

Setting up a General Trading Business in the UAE is not difficult. Many free zones offer the license as do various local departments of economic development in all the Emirates.

But with all of the choices, which option is the best for you? If you are looking to have 100% ownership of your company, a free zone is your only option and some would say it’s the best. I would recommend the Ajman Free Zone is the best options and highly recommended, that is due to their low costs, strategic locations and ease of doing business.


  • Trade License
  • Smart Office ( Free Electricity / AC / Furniture / Name Board )
  • Chamber of Commerce Certificate
  • Lease Agreement
  • Establishment Card
  • 2 VISAS + Family Sponsorship


   Business Setup ( Initial Payment)


     1st Month Installments 2,509 AED
     Consultancy Fee (We will provide all pro work for one year ) 3,000 AED
     Name Approval 135 AED
5,644 AED
    2nd month onwards only 2,509 AED /per month
    VISA Cost Per Person ( 02 years)
     cost 1,500 AED
     Refundable Deposit 2,000 AED
     Total 3,500 AED
    • Eligible to get 2 Visas
    • Can Sponsor family

Business Setup in less than 2 hours

Package Includes

  • Trade License
  • Smart Office + Lease Agreement
  • Chamber Of Commerce Certificate
  • Establishment Card
  • Business Bank Account
  • Free Electricity / C / Furniture / Sign Board
  • No capital Required
  • No Sponsor Required
  • 100% Ownership

Partnership ‐ FZC Legal Documents AED 1,000 ( If adding Partner)


Other Expenses

Emirates ID 300 AED
Medical 450 AED – Ajman
Visa Pasting 1,350 AED




( Step 1 ) If you can visit us in morning hours ( 9 – 11 am ) … we can establish your company and issue below document on same day ….

  • Trade License
  • Chamber of Commerce Certificate
  • Lease agreement
  • Receipt vouchers

We will apply for your establishment card on same day

5,644 AED
( Step 2 ) We will receive your establishment Card( Duration – Approx.10 working days)
( Step 3 ) Once we receive your establishment card we will apply for your visa / Entry permit( Duration – Approx. 3 days ) 3,500 AED
( Step 4 ) You can enter country using above entry permit and then need do the medical and emirates ID(Duration – Approx. 2 days ) 750 AED (Approx.)
( Step 5 ) Visa Pasting Required below documents form you

  • Original Entry permit
  • Medical Report
  • Emirates ID Form
  • 4 passport size photographs on white background

( Duration 3 days )

1350 AED
( Step 6 ) You can apply family visa. Cost will be as follows

  • Refundable Deposit 3,000 AED per Person
    • Visa Fee – 650 AED per person
    • Visa Stamp – 650 AED per person
    • Medical & Emirates ID 650 approx.

Attached Documents

  • Smart Office Package ( 2 Visa)
  • Required Documents to start your New Company
  • Passport Copy
  • Visa Page Copy
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • 4 Company Names
  • 11 postdated Cheques ( any UAE Resident visa holder Can provide Cheques on behalf of the owner if owner does not have his own cheques )
  • 3 Months Bank Statement
  • NOC From the exciting Sponsor if the applicant is a resident of the UAE.
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