Manufacturing enterprises and industrial companies are required to have an industrial/manufacturing license to operate in United Arab Emirates. An Industrial Trade License is issued by the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) of the Finance and Industry Ministry, along with approvals from various other judiciaries. These Industrial License in Dubai is valid for a definite period of time subject to compliance with the conditions mentioned during the issuance. However, it needs to be registered under Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Industrial Trade License is issued to organizations that convert natural resources or alter raw materials. This alteration can be in terms of structure and appearance with the aim to produce or manufacture new products, semi-manufactured products or even fully manufactured products. Further, these alterations can be implemented through mechanical or manual ways – implying production, segregating, accumulation, packaging, etc. These characteristics obligate the company to have a physical warehouse inside the country, only after which the Industrial Trade License will be issued.