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Export declaration and product test certificates are required for import clearance with immediate effect. February 2016
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 not mandatory anymore. March 2017
Import of telecom products and devices into Kuwait will require approvals from Regulatory Authority in Kuwait which has to be secured by the consignee prior to the import. April 2016
Due to an embargo on shipments air and sea freight services to Libyan ports are currently suspended from UAE. February 2017
Fumigation is mandatory on pallets imported into Nigeria. April 2016
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
The legalisation charge has increased with immediate effect. The revised fees will be based on the invoice value. February 2017
For consignee’s importing goods into Doha, description of goods should be mentioned in the Importer’s Commercial Registration and Import License effective from 20th April 2016. This is a mandatory requirement by Doha Customs and non-compliance will risk legal action. April 2016
A value-added tax (VAT) rate of 5% will be implemented on UAE shipments from 1st January 2018.
Sea freight services at the Aden port have been resumed. July 2016