FTA and Abu Dhabi Police Collaborate to Seize Contraband Goods in Market

  • Share:

Dubai July 12 2023:

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) held a meeting with the Abu Dhabi Police’s Special Patrol Department at FTA’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two entities for the seizure of contraband goods that have not paid the taxes due.

The meeting was chaired by the Director of the Special Patrol Department, Lt Colonel Staff Pilot Zayed bin Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan with H.E. Khalid Ali Al Bustani, Director-General of the Federal Tax Authority, and was attended by members of the FTA’s Compliance and Tax Enforcement Department and the Special Patrol and Department.

The meeting discussed the mechanisms to control contraband goods through campaigns by the FTA and Al Mirsad team overseeing Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Dhafra area. This is part of the FTA’s plans to contribute to strengthening market control by ensuring compliance with tax legislation, protecting legitimate trade and preventing sale of smuggled products and tax evasion.

The two entities will cooperate to control all goods that have not paid taxes due in Abu Dhabi, including tobacco and tobacco products, liquids used in electronic smoking devices and tools, electronic smoking devices and tools, soft drinks, energy drinks and sweetened beverages.

Read More.