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Applicable Duties for shipments to the United Arab Emirates
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Please note the following duty regulations that are in effect for shipments to the United Arab Emirates:
- All non-document shipments to the United Arab Emirates with a CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) value above 1,000 AED (approximately US$270.00) are dutiable.
- UAE customs authorities calculate duty on the base of the undiscounted CIF value of shipments. Discounts mentioned on the invoice will not be considered and duty would be calculated on the full value of the items. 
- Shipments that have a value greater than 1000 AED (approximately US$270.00) will be applicable for 5% duty on CIF and a disbursement fee of 75 AED or 2% of the UPS invoice value whichever is higher.
- Shipping charges, duties and taxes can be billed to the shipper, receiver or a third party depending on the billing option selected by the shipper.
- In case of COD (Cash on Delivery) all applied duty, tax and freight charges will be collected from the receiver at the time of delivery. Shipments will be held until the receiver has confirmed to pay and the payment is ready for collection.

Though non-document shipments to the UAE are dutiable, shipments addressed to free zones companies are exempt from duty and disbursement fees, based on these companies' customs registration. However, bill of entry charges, knowledge fees or any other applicable statutory charges will be payable.

It should be noted that duty-exempt shipments (government orders etc.) can only be cleared on a duty free basis after a specific duty exemption letter has been supplied by an authorized government source and approved by the customs authorities.

All customs duty and other customs related charges are subject to change as per local and GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) rules and regulations.

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