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GCC VAT in GCC countries
From 1st January 2018, a value-added tax (VAT) at the rate of 5 % will be implemented on shipments into any GCC country. Whilst further details are yet to be announced, it is expected that after 31 December 2017, VAT may be applicable on shipments to our GCC clients. As such and regardless of Incoterms, the buyer will be liable for any such VAT in addition to the amount stated in your quotation. It is believed GCC VAT will only be applicable to buyers within the GCC and the VAT amount will be deductible and as such reclaimable from the relevant authorities. For further information on how this will impact your Workz shipments please contact your account manager.
Sea freight services have been introduced to Umm Qasr Port (Basra) and Basra Airport. February 2017
Importers to Saudi Arabia need to authorise a clearing agent using the Saudi customs e-portal system. March 2017
Attested authorisation letters and RIL documents are no longer mandatory. March 2017
Due to an embargo on shipments air and sea freight services to Libyan ports are currently suspended from UAE. February 2017
From 13th February 2017, duty-exempted shipments will incur an import fee based on their cargo value. This fee is set at 0.5% for air and sea shipments and 1% for land freight. February 2017
There is currently no direct freight service available from the UAE to Qatar due to the recent embargo imposed by the UAE and other countries. July 2017