Welcoming Mangaloreans to the Freedom of doing Business Your Way! Want to be Super Rich? Start Your Own Business in United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Sharjah Airport International Free (SAIF) Zone, and Make it your address to do Business with the World.
Driving World Class Business- SAIF Zone is one of the oldest , largest, and Fastest growing Free Trade Zones in the Middle East. With a sterling reputation and strategic location, it is ranked high as a premier business and investment destination in the UAE, and makes an ideal platform to launch Regional and Global operations.
Mangaluru: Federation of Indian Export Organizations (Set up by Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India) organized a Special Seminar “International Business Forum: Expanding Business Globally” along with Sharjah Airport International Free (SAIF) Zone Authority on Monday, 18 April 2016 at Hotel Taj Gateway-Mangaluru at 7 pm. His Excellence Mohammed Salem Almahmoud- Director, Commercial Division, SAIF Zone, Govt. of Sharjah, along with Thomas Joseph- Sales Manager, Commercial Division and Anoop Warrier-Sales Officer, SAIF Zone graced the seminar and interacted with the participants in answering the queries pertaining to Business set up in UAE at SAIF Zone.
Walter D’Souza- Convenor (Committee on Ports and Logistics), Federation of Indian Export Organizations-Chennai/Bengaluru welcomed the gathering and introduced the dignitaries to the audience. Addressing the gathering, His Excellence Mohammed Salem Almahmoud said, ” UAE has a very good relationship with India and Indians.Strategically located at the cross roads of major trade routes linking the east and west, the SAIF-Zone is a business hub that offers access to more than 2 billion consumers across the GCC, CIS, Indian sub-continent, parts of Africa and the Mediterranean. The ‘Sharjah Link’, a unique trade bridge, gives businesses an unmatched logistical advantage. Straddling the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean, this link makes the SAIF-Zone the ideal business hub to the Middle East. SAIF-Zone is also conveniently located adjacent to the Sharjah International Airport, the largest air cargo hub in the Middle East and North Africa.”
“In its commitment to providing investors with the perfect conditions for business operation, the SAIF-Zone is constantly upgrading its value-added services, infrastructure facilities, technical and scientific expertise and the availability of ‘state-of-the-art’ facilities. With its simple one window solution to all investor requirements, the SAIF-Zone offers fast and simple processing of relevant licenses within 24 hours, sponsorships and visas for all staff, and simplified customs procedure. Legal services, international couriers, traffic and licensing offices, workshops, access to 50 international banks, restaurants and post office, transportation to and from the city are also available within the zone. Access to low-cost energy and labour, budget accommodation for on-site workforce, consultancy services and computer training, make it the perfect base for any type of business” added Mohammed.
Speaking to Mangalorean.com, His Excellency Mohammed SA said “India is the third largest investor in UAE. Following the emergence of UAE as a major re-export centre, Indian companies have emerged as important investors in the free trade zones such as Sharjah Airport Free Zone. The notable reason of strong Indo-UAE economic ties is huge expatriate Indian population in UAE. Almost 2 million Indian expatriates currently live and work in UAE, comprising the Emirates’ largest expatriate group. The expatriate community also contributes to India economy. Setting up a warehouse or a manufacturing facility in UAE will take you to the next level where you will be exposed to excellent opportunities available in major importing partners of UAE apart from your customers at UAE. Hence if you are looking for larger share in UAE market, it is necessary that you may utilize the facilities offered by SAIF Zone. There are distinct advantages of doing business in Sharjah and the SAIF-Zone. With a trading history dating back to the early 18th century, Sharjah today accounts for more than 40% of all industrial activity in the UAE.”
Addressing the audience, Sales Manager of SAIF Zone-Thomas Joseph said, ” Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, well known as the SAIF-Zone, was set-up in 1995 and is the premier business destination situated in the Emirate of Sharjah – the ‘industrial powerhouse’ of the UAE with a modern infrastructure and an emphasis on cost effectiveness. The SAIF-Zone today has over 7 Plus companies operating out of it from 149 countries, of which 48% are from India carrying out varied business activities like light to medium manufacturing, trading and providing services such as IT, consultancy, etc. Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF) was established in 1995 with 55 companies. Today SAIF is home to 7225 companies in 149 countries, including some of the most well-known global names in manufacturing, media, trading, IT and others. SAIF provides excellent business incentives, making it the perfect business hub. It is dedicated to providing an outstanding, highly efficient, reliable and cost effective service. The business environment in the free zone is free from red tape and complicated regulations. SAIF is easily accessible from the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean from Port Khor Fakkan and Port Khalid seaports as well as Sharjah International Airport.”
“Competitive Advantages: Why SAIF? – 0% corporate and personal income taxes for the company, investor and employees; 100% repatriation of capital and profits; 100% foreign ownership; 100% import and export duties exemption; 100% free transfer of funds; Competitive fees;Access to over 2 billion consumers; Strategic location between east and west; Access to ports in the Arabian Gulf & Indian Ocean; International air links across the world through Sharjah International Airport; Close ties with Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sharjah Expo Center and more than 40 international banks; Secure business environment; Modern fully-equipped facilities; 25 year renewable leases; Highly qualified staff; Unlimited cheap workforce; Abundant and cheap energy; Sponsoring and visas for staff; 24/7 hotline for equipment and labour provision; and Back-up services” added Thomas Joseph.
Speaking to Mangalorean.com, Sales Officer at SAIF Zone-Anoop Warrier said, “The Sharjah Ports and Free Zone, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and the Government of Sharjah are extremely pro-active and business savvy entities geared to provide all assistance to potential businessmen. The cost of setting up a business in Sharjah is less than in any other emirate of the UAE, and the focus on industrialization has in recent years turned Sharjah into a commercial centre registering an impressive annual growth rate of 12%. In addition to tax-free operation and an absence of red-tape, the SAIF-Zone offers unbeatable trade incentives and unparalleled benefits to investors, as mentioned by Thomas Joseph. Acknowledged throughout the gulf region as the seat of learning and culture, Sharjah is blessed with a rich culture, colourful history and age-old traditions. Despite impressive and accelerated business growth there has been deliberate effort to preserve and restore historic monuments and sites”.
Thomas Joseph speaking to Mangalorean.com said, “Sharjah offers cost-effective living and world class educational options for the SAIF-Zone investor. A multinational education system at all levels is available to ensure all educational requirements for families are met. Sharjah has a booming tourism industry attracting interested visitors from around the globe to enjoy its beautiful beaches, diverse restaurants, shopping and entertainment offerings, and international standard hotels. These benefits and other initiatives have helped investors across the globe choose SAIF-Zone as their place to do business. As the SAIF-Zone moves into the future it is committed to its mission of, “exceeding customer expectations and thrilling them at all times”.
The seminar was professionally compered and the vote of thanks was delivered by Suma Chaudury-Assistant Director/Chapter Head; and the registration of delegates was handled by Bhagyalakshmi-Account Executive, both of them of Federation of Indian Export Organizations Chapter in Bengaluru.
Any of you are interested in knowing more of this business opportunity in SAIF Zone in UAE, you can contact Thomas Joseph or Anoop Warrier who will be in Mangaluru today at Hotel Taj Gateway to interact with you- email them at : firstname.lastname@example.org (ph; 9544445000-India) or email@example.com ; website : www.saif-zone.com