2020 continues to be unpredictable with the UAE incorporating certain changes to the existing ESR (Economic Substance Regulations) policies, in a way to overhaul the existing principles associated with Economic Substance Regulations. As per the existing ESR guidelines, companies based out of the United Arab Emirates had to file reports, showcasing the legislative whereabouts, and tax-related activities.
According to Dubai’s Government Authority on commodities trading and enterprise, the DMCC has reduced business set-up fees by 50% to entice international diamond firms for DMCC company formation in Dubai. The 50% discount went into effect this past August and will expire at the end of September of this year.
The pandemic has left the world economies in shambles and the unemployment rate is touching a new high in many countries. Establishing a new company or launching a new business might be counter-productive, according to most people. However, other feel that it is a good time for business setup in Dubai due to the concessions and tax leeway granted by the government agencies.
For companies who are contemplating a new business set-up in Dubai, the following should be helpful in the decision-making process. Despite the business and economic repercussions of the first half of 2020, Dubai has managed to hold its position as a leader in FDI’s or Foreign Direct Investments in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum recently issued Law No. (9) which regulates Dubai-based family-owned businesses. This will benefit many existing businesses and also benefit those who want to launch a new business setup in Dubai.