Importer of Record United Arab Emirates

Shipping Inventory To Amazon .ae?

If you are about to ship inventory to Amazon United Arab Emirates, then you need to know this:

Amazon cannot serve as the declarant, importer of record, or consignee on any customs documentation for goods you send to an Amazon warehouse in United Arab Emirates.In short, Amazon will not act as your importer. To sell on Amazon United Arab Emirates using Fulfilment by Amazon you will need an Importer of Record.You will need either an Importer of Record or Attorney of Custom Procedures to help you ship to an Amazon fulfillment center in United Arab Emirates. You will also need to ship delivered duty paid.

Delivered Duty Paid Shipping
Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) are the required incoterms (International Commercial Terms ) when shipping your goods to an Amazon FC in United Arab Emirates from abroad. You must confirm with your shipping carrier that they accept DDP shipment.

What is Delivered Duty Paid (DDP)?
Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) means you as a shipper/exporter will cover all the costs of transport including duties and taxes.
DDP is the mandatory incoterms – Amazon will not cover duties and taxes for FBA shipments.

What do I need to do?
Confirm with your shipping carrier that they allow DDP. Indicate DDP on both the Commercial Invoice and the shipment waybill under Incoterms. If you use a shipping carrier that does not allow DDP, your shipment will be rejected by Amazon and held at UAE Customs. You would then need to request their return at your expense.

How Much Import Duty and Consumption Tax Will I Have To Pay?
Import duty is 5% based on the total customs value of the imported goods. Value Added Tax (VAT) 5% from total Invoice Value

In most cases an Importer of Record will be unable to act on your behalf for the following products:
  • Drugs
  • Medical devices
  • Cosmetic products
  • Food products
  • False brands, etc
  • Electrical products that require direct A/C current
  • And any items prohibited under United Arab Emirates law
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