Introducing Digital Tax Stamps Scheme in the UAE

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1st Jan 2019

Importers will be able to order stamps to be sent to the Manufacturers for application to the pack of cigarette products

1st May 2019

No cigarette products without a digital tax stamp will be permitted to be imported into the UAE. Customs departments will undertake checks on
products from this date and penalties for non-compliance may apply.

1st August 2019

No cigarettes will be allowed to be stored, held out for sale, imported or produced anywhere in the UAE unless they carry a Digital Tax Stamp with
end-to-end traceability. Penalties for non-compliance with this rule may apply. It would therefore be advisable for businesses to consider this final deadline date into their supply chain planning to ensure all unmarked products have been sold prior to this time.

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