Exporting to the United Arab Emirates

Question posted by Juliette Summerfield, on behalf of Volumatic ltd in CV6

We have an enquiry from the UAE for some of our products. Total value will be around £2,000 and the products are cash safes.

We have never exported to the UAE before.

Please can someone go through the documentation we would need to do and the cost as we are doing this by proforma and would like to add an amount for "administration" but have no idea what.

Thanks

Juliette

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Joe Hepworth, on behalf of British Centres for Business in United Arab Emirates.

Hi Juliette - have you tried the Arab British Chamber of Commerce in London? Export documentation requirements tends to be their field. See http://www.abcc.org.uk/Export-Documentation

Good luck!
JH

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Dear Juliette

Could you please advise gross weight, number of packages and size of the packages
of the shipment and we can calculate the freight costs etc . Please reply direct to
our email address ; colin.crown@ntlworld.com or phone 01263 513127.
We look forward to hearing from yourselves.
Best regards
Colin ; Crown Freight

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Hi Juliette,

Correct documentation is key in exporting successfully to the Middle East and it can be an area of confusion for many. I was until recently based in the UAE for a number of years and I have seen numerous examples of companies falling foul of local Customs regulations, etc., so it will be important to ensure that you are fully compliant with all the requirements.

I represent a company called CBI Global Freight Management based in Manchester. We offer regular services by air and ocean to both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, so please send me the details of your potential order and I will provide you with all the relevant information.

Best regards,

Mike

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HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Dear Juliette

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website www.hmrc.gov.uk under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

Further detailed information regarding exporting goods outside the EU can be found on our website by using the following link:

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_ShowContent&propertyType=document&resetCT=true&id=HMCE_PROD1_032667

You may find the Export Best Practice Guide particularly helpful.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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Hi Juliette, The advice given by Joe regarding the ABCC is going to be the best one. you can also have a look at http://www.dubaitrade.ae/knowledge-centre/laws which may help answer some of your questions.

Stuart.

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Paul Hickey, on behalf of Mercator Cargo Systems Ltd in PO1.

Hi Juliette, perhaps a bit late - but check with your customer if they want a set of Legalized documents or if they are happy with certified/EU documents. If they need Legalized Arab docs then the cost is higher (around 170GBP for UK origin goods on invoice value of 2000GBP) and it takes 7-10 working days for them to turn it round. Certified/EU documents take around 24hours and will be around 45GBP for EU C of O and 25GBP for a certified commercial invoice, you can either use a freight forwarder (may charge more) for this or your local chamber of commerce International Trade team will help you. We are a freight forwarding company, we have a lot of experience with dealing in the Middle East, I would be happy to give you a full quotation if you would like, you can email me on james@mercatorcargo.co.uk or you can call me on 02392 756575.
Thanks
James

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