Dubai: New Custom Duty Applicable on International Shopping exceeding AED 300

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Dubai January 12, 2023:

Dubai has introduced new customs duty on goods bought internationally with a value of more than AED 300. This means that residents shopping internationally with a value of over AED 300 will have to pay a 5 percent import customs duty and 5 percent value-added tax (VAT).

“Customs duty rate has been set at five percent of the goods if their value exceeds AED 300, except where a rate of zero percent exemption applies according to the Unified Customs Tariff for the GCC States of 2022,” said Abdelhak Attalah, partner, maritime and international trade practice, Galadari Advocates and Legal Consultants.

Attalah further added that tobacco, tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vaping liquids are subject to a higher customs duty at the rate of 200 percent in addition to the sin tax which is applied also to sugary drinks.

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