Duty & VAT in UAE

Question

I’m trying to find Duty and rate of VAT when importing a sports drink from the USA to Dubai.

Cant seem to find that information anywhere, can anyone help?

Thanks!

Answer

Hello,
Take a look at
http://madb.europa.eu/madb/datasetPreviewFormATpubli.htm?datacat_id=AT&from=publi

You do need to know the tariff code for your specific product, but once you have this you can use the link above to look up the import duty rate that applies along with any other formalities and charges.

You will also need to check up on regulations as depending on the content of the drink it might not be classified as a ‘sports drink’ in Dubai and there may be regulations regarding content that could prevent its import.

Labelling also needs to be considered – what is satisfactory in USA may not be acceptable in Dubai from both a technical, marketing and cultural point of view.

Regards,
Susan

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