A Customs Clearance service is required when you want to import or export items in Dubai or elsewhere in the UAE.
A customs clearance service includes preparing and submitting the necessary papers, representing customers at a customs inspection, assessment, and tax payment, and receiving shipments and documents after clearance.
In order to comply with the UAE states’ laws, there are processes to follow. To complete these requirements, you will need the help of a competent Customs Broker. During inspections, assessments, duty payments, and delivery, the broker will represent the client, which simplifies the process.
A customs brokers assist you with customs formalities arising from imports and exports of your goods, and providing advice.
A customs broker is a person who oversees transactions related to customs entry, compliance and admissibility of merchandise, classification of products, customs valuation, and payment of duties, taxes, rebates, and other charges, such as refunds, rebates, and duty drawbacks.
Customs brokers and freight forwarders provide specific types of services that are instrumental in international trade and shipping. Forwarders and brokers play important roles in many international transactions, and sometimes a single company can handle both tasks.
There is a necessity to have proper and complete paperwork that complies with the criteria and rules set by the country of origin and the country of destination. It is important to have a thorough description of your shipment, your business, and the reason for shipment. The following documents will be required for customs clearance in UAE:
The UAE has adopted the GCC common tariff, which includes a customs tax of 5% on most products, which is computed using the CIF value. A 50% duty applies to alcohol, sweetened beverages, and carbonated drinks, while a 100% duty applies to e-smoking devices.
In some cases, goods are exempt from customs duties. Below is a list of some of goods:
If a shipment of goods has passed through any GCC country and customs duties have been paid, then the Original Customs Declaration stamped from the GCC customs must accompany that shipment to avoid paying customs fees in the UAE.
You can hire a customs clearance agent to assist you with the customs clearance procedure.
When it comes to international transactions with goods, shipping clearance is one of the key steps. If this issue is not handled with the necessary care and responsibility, delivery delays and unforeseen expenses can result.
Orient Freight Solutions ‘OFS’ is one of the most trusted and reputed customs clearance company in Dubai, with a team of experts handling the customs process. Besides customs clearance, OFS also offer storage facilities in Dubai. And also provide warehousing, sea freight, air freight and land freight.
OFS specialists always keep up with changes in customs legislation, have great experience, and know exactly how to prepare everything properly and accelerate the process.
The customs clearance process is not well understood by many businesses or firms, so they hire custom brokers in order to avoid errors. By using a professional custom broker, you will save time and money by handling the paperwork and inspection of the products.
There are several factors that influence customs clearance fees. These include the type of goods, the declared value, the description of the goods, and the HS code.
In general, clearance takes a few days, but it can take weeks, or months if the correct paperwork is missing or the goods need to be inspected.
The Dubai Municipality created the Montaji system to make it easier for importers, manufacturers, and distributors to register their goods. A centralized database offered by Montaji links suppliers and customers. Through online review and certificate delivery, Montaji has modernized the product certification process.
According to the Dubai Municipality’s Food Control Department, food products in Dubai must be registered on the website of the municipality.
The registration will guarantee that the products meet UAE requirements and standards and that they are safe for consumers to purchase.
Products can be imported through the FIRS Portal, and consignments can be released.
Any food item AND its label must be registered in the Food Import and Re-export System (FIRS) of the Dubai Municipality before it can be imported into Dubai.
Any assistance for importing food items please drop an email to our team on firstname.lastname@example.org
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