Tax: up to 5%

Duties: up to 12%

Restricted items: Certain telecommunication equipment

Non-working days: Sunday and Public Holidays

Lead times: 2-3 weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier  

Prominent Languages: Arabic, Hindi, Urdu

The Complexities of Importing into the UAE

In the UAE, there has been large-scale adoption of digital technologies, with 99% of its population considered active internet users, with the average broadband connection speed at 90.57 Mbps. The tech industry in the UAE continues to grow rapidly, and the country has invested widely in developing its IT infrastructure. Imports are regulated, with special permission required for the import of certain goods. This includes telecommunication equipment which requires type approval. Getting this is time-consuming and increases costs.   

How TecEx Can Help You Import into the UAE

TecEx has extensive knowledge of the requirements for importing into the UAE. We will apply for type approval on your behalf when necessary. Our accurate quoting system can pick up this information and will factor the additional cost into your quote. This means you are aware of all fees up-front and can develop an accurate budget for your project, safe in the knowledge that there will be no last-minute surprise costs. 

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