Dubai’s International Media Production Zone

Dubai’s International Media Production Zone

Introduction

Dubai’s International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) seeks to create a unique cluster environment for media production companies from across the industry value chain, and from across the world, to interact and collaborate effectively.

IMPZ is emerged globally as the largest media production free zone dedicated to the printing, publishing and packing (PPP) industries. IMPZ provides industry infrastructure and supportive environment for PPP businesses to operate globally out of Dubai.

Catering exclusively to companies in the following industries – graphic art, publishing and packaging-IMPZ is an initiative of the visionary Dubai government, under the patronage of parent company, TECOM investments (A member of Dubai Holding). As a master developer, IMPZ will provide an environment of growth by building key facilities, investing in infrastructure, and forming a unique free zone that incorporates industrial, commercial, and residential and community service projects under its mantle. The vast complex is housed on a territory of over 43 million square feet of land, in the heart of commercial Dubai.

Reason to Setup Company in International Media Production Zone

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% personal and corporate tax free for 50 years
  • 100% repatriation of profits and capital
  • Zero customs duty for goods and services
  • Cluster working environment providing interaction and cooperation
  • Well known global, regional and local industry players
  • Suppliers and providers throughout the value chain located together
  • Infrastructure and services which enable success and profitability
  • Ideal business environment
  • State-of-the-art technology and advanced processes
  • One-stop shop offering governmental services – access to government and regulatory authorities
  • Simple, hassle-free setup of companies
  • Simple legal framework and company laws
  • 24/7 visa service
  • Access to Knowledge Workers – fast-track immigration process

Dubai Production City Services

  • Types of companies registered
  • Commercial licenses
  • Issuing of visas
  • Advertising and venue management services (AVMS)

Types of Companies Registered

Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority approves the setup and registration of DPC’s companies. It also monitors all procedures involved in the setup of DPC’s companies.

Free Zone LLC (FZ-LLC)

  • A legal entity with individual persons and / or entities as shareholders
  • Minimum one director
  • Minimum capital requirement AED 300,000

Note: Minimum capital requirements for the following segments only:

  • Printing machinery and printing consumables manufacturing – AED 500,000
  • Printing press – AED 500,000
  • Publishing – AED 200,000
  • Graphic arts support services – AED 50,000

Branch

  • A branch of an existing overseas or local company – not a separate legal entity from its parent company
  • A branch has the same business activities as the parent company
  • There are no minimum capital requirements

Commercial Licenses

Features of Commercial Licenses:

  • Issued by DTMFZA
  • The investor must lease a facility of DTMFZA
  • The license covers the operation of a business only within the free zone
  • DTMFZA needs to approve the business activity
  • Business activities must be in compliance with DTMFZA licensing regulations
  • Licenses are for a period of one year and are renewable annually (penalty or termination for delay in license renewals)

Amendments to Licenses

Clients can request the following changes to their licenses:

  • Change of business activity within the business sector
  • Additional business activity
  • Change of company name
  • Change of address
  • Change of director
  • Change of manager

Transfer of Shares

A FZ-LLC company incorporated at DPC can change the structure of its shares as follows:

  • Transfer of shares to existing or new shareholders
  • Increase of share capital with new shares for existing or new shareholders
  • Decrease of share capital

Other Amendments to Licenses

  • Merge or amalgamation of two or more companies within the free zone
  • Change from Branch of an overseas company to a FZ-LLC
  • De-registration and cancellation of license

Licensing Sectors

Clients from the below sectors can apply to set up a company at DPC:

  • Publishing
  • Graphic arts services
  • General support services
  • Storage services
  • Design services
  • Printing machinery
  • Printing consumable manufacturing
  • Printing press
  • Packaging
  • Packaging machinery and consumable manufacturing
  • Providers of legal, auditing, accounting services
  • Providers of property management services
  • Providers of travel, insurance and courier services
  • Regional headquarters – representative offices, call centers, marketing offices
  • Hotels, apartments and leisure facilities

General Sectors

  • Providers of legal, auditing, accounting services
  • Providers of property management services
  • Providers of travel, insurance and courier services
  • Regional headquarters – representative offices, call centers, marketing offices
  • Hotels, apartments and leisure facilities

Issuing of Visas

The issuing of visas is offered by the Government Services Operations (GSO) department of TECOM. The GSO department also provides other services such as immigrations services, postal services through its one-stop shop.

Advertising and Venue Management Services (AVMS)

A wide range of advertising options are offered by Advertising and Venue Management Services which are provided by TECOM. A wide range of indoor and outdoor advertising facilities are available, including indoor and outdoor venues.

Dubai Production City Products

  • Ready-made units
  • Offices
  • Plots of land

Ready-Made Units

  • Units can be either warehouses or showrooms
  • Sizes available: 615 – 10,000 sq ft.
  • Full utilities – electricity, water, A/C, maintenance etc.

Offices

  • Sizes available offices: 615 – 10,000 sq ft.
  • Full utilities – electricity, water, A/C, maintenance etc.

Plots of Land

  • Sizes available offices: 64,000 sq ft. – 120,000 sq ft.
  • Lease period 30 years

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