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DMCC sees 725 new firm listings in 2010

Dubai, January 25, 2011

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC), the free zone authority for the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), saw a growth with over 725 new company registrations; an average of 60 new companies per month during 2010.

As of the December 31, 2010, the DMCC had issued over 2,642 licenses with over 85 per cent of registrations coming from companies that are new to Dubai including multi-nationals, major regional industry participants as well as small/medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs.

JLT, one of the few mixed-use free zone and freehold communities, has continued to move ahead strongly. Today 53 towers have been completed, with a further 13 in the final stages of completion.

“JLT is one of the fastest growing free zones in the UAE and is moving into a more established phase of its development. DMCC has always been focused on delivery and remains committed to the continued growth strategy of the project,” said Ahmed bin Sulayem, executive chairman, DMCC.

The DMCC has improved the process and systems for registration and licensing, without compromising on compliance and regulation.

Key to this improvement has been the launch of a number of value added services including; a personalised ‘one on one’ service supporting clients from initial enquiry through to licence issue; a simplified e-application process; a reduced share capital requirement for many trade and service companies and a ‘virtual office’ option for small or start-up businesses.

Malcolm Wall Morris, chief executive officer, DMCC, said:  “In 2010 we ensured that we were fit for business through the roll out of improved registration and licensing processes, therefore offering companies an attractive and competitive proposition. Much of our strong growth is coming from companies that are new to Dubai.”

“These companies recognise the benefits of our mixed-use free zone freehold community and excellent location with close proximity to the Dubai Logistics Corridor.”

The DMCC saw strong growth in the value of commodities traded through Dubai in 2010.  Two of the strongest were diamonds, which recorded an increase in the value of trade to $16.3 billion from $7.6 billion in the first half of the year and tea, which transacted a record 10.6 million kg in the year as a whole.

The DMCC continues to offer premium services to support the development of trade through purpose built infrastructure, including the diamond and pearl exchange; innovative trade finance solutions; as well as hosting industry events including, for example, the successful recent Pearl Auction, held at Almas Tower which showcased pearls with a retail value of between $35 million and $40 million. – TradeArabia News Service




Tags: DMCC | Jumeirah Lakes Towers | Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority | Free Zone Authority |

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