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Dubai levies new custom duty on international shopping over Dh300 from Jan 1

Dubai levies new custom duty on international shopping over Dh300 from Jan 1

Residents shopping internationally will have to pay 5 per cent import customs duty and 5 per cent value-added tax on purchases

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Planning to shop online this weekend? If you are, be aware that Dubai has introduced new customs duty on goods bought internationally with a value of more than Dh300.

This applies under the guidelines of the Dubai Customs – Notice No 5 of 2022, which came into effect on January 1.

Residents shopping internationally over the stipulated value will now have to pay the following on their purchases:

  • 5 per cent import customs duty
  • 5 per cent value-added tax (VAT)
However, goods imported with a value of less than Dh300 will be exempted from customs duties.
Tobacco, tobacco products, e-cigarettes, nicotine liquid, alcoholic beverages and foods containing alcohol are excluded from the exemption of customs duties.

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