What is a free zone?

Free zones are geographically confined areas within the United Arab Emirates in which no customs duties accrue upon import of products into the free zone and their re-export into countries other than the Emirates. In these special economic zones, the laws of the United Arab Emirates apply to a limited extent only. Instead, the respective free zone authorities have issued their own rules and regulations, which stipulate, for example, the requirements for company formation in the particular free zone.

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