United Arab Emirates: FAIRS Country Report
In late 2019 the United Arab Emirates levied new taxes on a handful of consumer goods. As of December 1, 2019 sweetened beverages are subject to a 50 percent excise tax. U.S. agricultural suppliers are advised to consult with local importers prior to shipping to verify application of this tax on their products. This report is intended to be used in conjunction with information provided in the 2019 Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Export Certificate Report for the United Arab Emirates.