Trade License requirement for DROPSHIPPING in UAE

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Tourist
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Hi,

there may have been this topic in the past, but i didn't find any recent updated one, I am still in confusion over whether a Trade license is required for setting a Shopify store to run a Dropshipping Business.

Anyone in UAE involved in Dropshipping, have you got a License or applied for it? 

And is it possible i start DROPSHIPPING business & after earning certain amount of money, later i apply for license or is it mandatory to get a license first ?

Any help or information regarding this topic would be really appreciated.

Thanks

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Hi Arshad, 

Nick here from Shopify again. I was talking with you in the thread here. I would definitely recommend you researching this within your local government to find out if you need a license to sell online in your country before anything. What I will also do is move this thread to Shopify discussion instead of Build a Business and hopefully, someone from the UAE will see it and be able to give you a more concrete answer of the laws within UAE for this. 

Any other questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team directly or let me know here. ?

All the best, Nick

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Tourist
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Hi Nick,

That will be all Nick, Thanks a lot for helping me out with Necessary Information.
Thanks.

 

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No problem at all Arshad, my pleasure. Wishing you the best with everything going forward. 

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Hi Arshad,

 

Did you get any updates on this?

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Hi Arshad,

 

To sell your products online in UAE you need to have an E-Commerce License. In case you are also planning to sell these products in your store then you need to have a trading license. But for purely online selling an E-Commerce License Would suffice.

 

For further information you can contact me at +971-55-6401124 

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Hi,

I just want to confirm , do i need license even if i want to sell only in US/Canada not in UAE but will run online store from UAE

 

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Hu i have the very sane question.
My intended audience is USA. Do I need licenece from UAE??
As we are dropshipping so we are not in the country im which we are trading (mostly)
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https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/business/ecommerce

The website says that the license can only be issued to UAE 🇦🇪 Nationals.
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You need a trade license to do any business in UAE.

But now its more flexible and easy to get. 

Check this details:

 

http://webdesigningdubai.ae/blog/ecommerce/e-commerce-uae.html

 

If you are not available in UAE, you can also get trade license from Freezone Companies.

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