Logistics bulletin

Keep up-to-date with country specific logistics and shipping news.

GCC News

From 1st January 2018, a value-added tax (VAT) rate of 5 % will be implemented on shipments into the GCC countries. May 2017

Iraq

Sea freight services have been introduced to Umm Qasr Port (Basra) and Basra Airport. February 2017

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KSA

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

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Libya

Due to an embargo on shipments air and sea freight services to Libyan ports are currently suspended from UAE. February 2017

Oman

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 

Qatar

The legalisation charge has increased with immediate effect.  The revised fees will be based on the invoice value. February 2017