1) International Trading
USING AN OFFSHORE COMPANY
A client in Europe orders supplies from a Dubai Trading Company. The company then sources a supplier in Hong Kong who ships the goods to Europe and sends its bill to the Dubai company.
After receiving payment from the European company the Dubai company pays the Hong Kong supplier and keeps the tax free profit in Dubai.
2) Ongoing Transactions Via Agency
USING AN AGENCY TO SUPPLY GOODS
A Canadian Paint supplier needs an agent to supply UK warehouses with paint.
A Delaware USA Agency places the orders for paint, has goods delivered direct to the warehouses and the agency receives payment from the warehouses, pays the supplier and retains profit in the Delaware Agency.
3) One off Transaction
A UK company has a shipment of scrap metal to sell to an Indian company.
It first sells the scrap to a Belize company who sells it on to the Indian company Vat and Tax free which is more attractive to the Indian company. A Belize company is cheapest to use for a one-off transaction.
4) Asset Protection
A BVI company is formed to hold all the assets a Medical Surgeon owns.
Should the surgeon be sued for malpractice or go bankrupt these assets are locked in the BVI company and cannot be seized by creditors.