The Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC Free Zone), the world’s first printing and publishing free zone, is scaling up efforts to create a nurturing environment for a broad spectrum of publishing, printing, and allied businesses to set up, grow and reach new markets, and contribute to the booming global publishing industry.
The range of affordable solutions for business setup needs at SPC Free Zone’s integrated ecosystem enables publishers to set up their businesses in just one day in Sharjah’s high-growth and promising investment environment. A range of cost-effective and value-added services are also fuelling the entrepreneurial aspirations of publishers and facilitating their access to global markets. These services save time, are convenient, enhance communication with industry experts, and help publishers focus on growing their businesses.
By choosing a specialised publishing setup package starting from AED 5,750, publishers can benefit from the following services:
Consultancy services: Depending on the primary activity and current and future plans of the business, SPC Free Zone guides investors in deciding the structure that best suits the organisation. Investors can get pre-approvals, formalise registration of the business, and get the Business License within 45 minutes.
Drafting services: SPC Free Zone provides drafting services for vital legal documents that are crucial for the formation of any business including Memorandum of Association (MOA) and Lease Agreements.
Document services: Investors at SPC Free Zone will be provided with essential documents on finalising the process of company formation. These include Share Certificate, Certificate of Formation, and Business Activity Certificate.
Visa Services: SPC Free Zone offers multiple options that help publishers choose the right residency visa for their business needs. It also speeds up the visa issuance process for investors through a branch of the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, port security in the Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone.
Other Services: Under the publishing package, investors can nominate up to 5 licensed activities from different categories under one trade license without any additional fees, and the publisher can also register as a member of the Emirates Publishers Association under the agreement of understanding between the free zone and the association.
Salim Omar Salim, Director of SPC Free Zone, said “The value-added services under the free zone’s Publishing Package aim to fulfil the unique needs of each investor, whether they are just starting out in the business or looking to expand their operations. Apart from the wide range of benefits accruing to all investors in a free zone, the additional services further enhance the supportive environment at the free zone and take forward our commitment to creating an inclusive ecosystem for regional and international publishers.”