Cargo And Logistics Law
A committee dubbed the “national committee of commoditizers that are subject to control of import, export, and re-export” should be established in accordance with Law No. 13 for the year 2007 of the import and export control, and it will be presided over by a representative of the ministry of economy. This committee should be in charge of overseeing the laws that govern import and export procedures as well as providing the necessary technical advice about the state’s interests and any international agreements that it has ratified or acceded to.
The majority of imported goods are typically subject to 5% customs charge. Products such as tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes are subject to a 100% customs duty or on the basis of the minimum collected rates, whichever is higher, as specified in a specific table. A 50% duty of the product value is applied on alcohol. According to the customs tariff, 734 products are exempt from paying customs duties, including some plants, animals, and medicines, as well as some diamonds, silver, and gold. Additionally, wheelchairs and other equipment are also exempt from paying customs duties. Additionally exempt are cruise ships, excursion boats, and helicopters.
Parallel importation is not permitted in the United Arab Emirates as long as there is an agent listed in the specific register kept for this purpose by the UAE Ministry of Economy and Commerce. At the registered agent’s request, the Customs Departments hold any goods imported by anyone else and place them in the port warehouses until the issue is resolved. Unskilled traders, agents, and forwarders who allow cargo to be imported without first verifying if the shipment has an agent registered in the UAE are undoubtedly inconvenienced by this. While waiting for disagreements over whether or not the cargo can be imported without the previous consent of the registered commercial agency to be settled, a significant amount of cargo brought into the UAE perishes.
Considering any restrictions that may currently be placed on those commodities in accordance with the applicable laws in the state, Law No. 13 states that it is illegal to import any strategic commodity that poses a threat to public safety, public health, the environment, natural resources, or national security, as well as for reasons related to the UAE’s foreign policy. When it comes to cargo they consider to be a threat or risk to national security, the UAE authorities are quite rigorous and intolerable. The vessel will be impounded, the master will be imprisoned, and the owners of the vessel will be charged with a crime for the simple act of having an unannounced firearm on board with the master or a crew member. Smuggled and illegal cargo on board a vessel will almost certainly result in the vessel being seized. A list of goods that are illegal to import or export is available in the meanwhile. In addition to medicines and radiation-polluted substances, this list also contains printed materials, works of art that are offensive to Islamic morals or beliefs, worn and inlaid tyres, dinosaur-shaped children’s toys, and products made of lead.