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Import/Export

Japan to United Arab Emirates

Country Regulations Topics:

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to United Arab Emirates.

The import of balloons and light aircraft may require special clearance approval.The importation of aircraft parts,accessories and materials are restricted to airlines/flight academies.
Religious books are prohibited. Shipments containing books will be dutiable if the value exceeds AED 1000 or US$270.00. However, if the shipment contains educational books the duty exemption may apply after approval from the National Information Office.
On line approval needs to be obtained for Chemicals from Dubai Municipality in case the shipment is detained for approval.

Consignee will require the MSDS for this purpose.

Shipments which are not cleared within 30 days from arrival will be automatically RTSd and charged to the shipper.

Electronic Cigarettes are prohibited.
Fireworks are prohibited.
Gambling devices are prohibited.
Goods originating in Israel are prohibited.
All shipments containing precious metal or stones in jewelry form must comply with the following

  • Shipments cleared by consignee or other agent need an original invoice under shipper's letter head with the company stamp. If this cannot be provided, the consignee has to pay a deposit of AED 1000 ($US 280.00) which can be refunded when the original purchase receipt is submitted by them. Online declarations can be processed using IDIS invoice if shipment is cleared by UPS.
  • Shipment invoice must state the item along with the value/weight/carats Example : Description - 1 pair diamond earrings Value - US$ 2,000.00, Gold Weight - 10grams Diamonds - Carats of the diamonds. If the shipment contains gold/silver/platinum jewelry, the weight in grams must be mentioned
  • The consignee needs to submit their passport copy with the visa page
  • Jewelry shipments, generally subject to a $500 value limit, are now approved to move between these designated countries up to a value of $2,500 USD per package without an International High Value Waiver (IHVW).

    Jewelry for which the retail price is lower than US$150.00 per item and which do not contain precious metal(s) and/or stone(s) are considered costume jewelry and can be shipped only up to this value from the origin country.

Knives are prohibited except for kitchen knives.
Shipments of Lithium Metal Batteries are prohibited on Emirates Airlines flights which UPS uses to this destination country.

Alternative arrangements are in place, but expect transit delays if the normal planned flow of the package is via Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Time in Transit may be extended due to solution found.

Pork products are subject to municipality approval.
Personal Effects cannot be shipped between these countries
Adult toys for pleasure,Movies or pornographic material is prohibited in the United Arab Emirates

Products made in Iran are prohibited in our service due to a current embargo.
Swords are Prohibited.
Tobacco Products are prohibited.

NOTE: Information provided by UPS is provided AS IS, may not be current, and does not constitute legal advice. In no event shall UPS be liable for any errors in the information, forms or features made available by UPS, or by any third party site linked to from UPS. Selection and completion of proper forms for any given shipment is the sole responsibility of the shipper. All shipments are subject to the UPS Terms and Conditions of Service in effect at the time of shipping for the country of origin.
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