General Trading / E-Commerce License in Dubai
What is General Trading / E-Commerce License?
A General Trading License in Dubai specifically allows the holder of the Business License to trade in various items, such as would be the case with a spices store or a supermarket. However, this comes with its own set of restrictions on what you may trade in and what you may not. For example, alcoholic beverages, firearms, and medical / healthcare products cannot be sold without securing additional permits. Dealing with frozen foods and perishable
vegetables too comes with its own set of restrictions – you must have a temperature-
controlled storage area or godown apart from the retail area.
Why Apply for a General Trading / E-Commerce License in the UAE?
General Trading / E-Commerce License Activities
A General Trading License in Dubai or an E-Commerce License allows you to trade in almost everything. You could trade in multiple items at the same time, even if they are unrelated to each other. For example, you could deal in baked goods as well as toys, pet supplies and perfumes, or any other combination that comes to your mind. Of course, there are licensing regulations such as how tobacco cannot be sold to minors, but for the most part, almost anything – barring a few restricted items – can be sold in the United Arab Emirates.
You also have the opportunity to hire as many workers as you need for your business operations. Foreign workers can legally bring their family over to the United Arab Emirates on spouse / dependent visas, subject to them meeting the minimum income criteria.