Sharjah Publishing City - Free Zone
Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPCFZ) is the world’s very first publishing and printing Free Zone offering those in the book industry the opportunity to capitalize on tax-free privileges while benefiting from being a wholly independently owned and operated company. Additionally, the Free Zone’s strategic location at the epicenter of the globe adds to the advantages of having the MENA, African, Asian and the European regions at hand.
Investment in cultural and educational pursuits are high on the list of priorities for His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Thus, the Free Zone will be a conduit of investment in creating a thriving book industry in the World. Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone is the subsidiary of Sharjah Book Authority’s (SBA) development strategy with an aim and purpose of keeping with the overall mission of SBA and to foster investment and growth in the publishing and printing sector within the UAE and the International community.
SPC Free Zone was launched in November 2017. It offers state-of-the-art print-on-demand and offset printing services, as well as competitive paper procurement rates. It is also poised to benefit from an expanding knowledge economy in the region to serve a large number of youth population.
Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone covers approximately 100,000 sq. m area, and comes equipped with the latest technology for any business owner to have a successful business. This includes high-speed broadband, conference rooms and secretarial services. The Free Zone offers a choice of furnished or unfurnished offices, storage spaces, commercial areas and flexi desks available on lease to those in the publishing industry. The Free Zone not only offers commercial and service license but also dual license that allows an investor to do business outside the Free Zone.
The full-service publishing and printing free zone is a creative hub for those in the industry, or who wish to enter the publishing market, providing a platform for an exchange of original ideas and knowledge in a fully supported and integrated environment.