If a firm wishes to carry on one or more of the following Non-Regulated Activities in or from the QFC, it must hold a certificate of incorporation or registration issued by the CRO and must be Licensed by the QFCA (refer to The Application Process ):

  • the business of ship broking and shipping agents;

  • the business of provision of classification services and investment grading and other grading services;

  • business activities of company headquarters, management offices and treasury operations and other related functions for all kinds of business, and the administration of companies generally;

  • the business of providing professional services including but not limited to audit, accounting, tax, consulting and legal services;

  • business activities of holding companies, and the provision, formation, operation and administration of trusts and similar arrangements of all kinds; and

  • the business of provision, formation, operation and administration of companies.