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Dubai Customs Declarations for Exports - Effective from 1st November, 2017

by Finance Manager

Posted on October 26, 2017


In light of recent announcements by Dubai Customs, we hereby confirms that it shall comply with the below stipulations and changes made.
Declaration for Processing High Value Exports:

In accordance with Dubai Customs Notice CN8/2010 dated 3rd June 2010, it is mandatory for all courier companies to submit customs declarations through the Customs Mirsal-2 system.

Effective 1st November, 2017, Dubai Customs will require formal export declaration to be processed against each individual export of goods that is valued at AED 1,000 or USD 270 and above.

This change requires shippers provide a commercial invoice per shipment with clear and precise line item descriptions of each item exported along with the following information:

  1. Country of manufacture
  2. Harmonized (HS) code per item
  3. Description of goods
  4. Value of goods

Since the submission of export declarations will still be acceptable within 24 hours after export, Except in cases which require permits or special approvals from other Government Authorities, this will not impact your current export cut-off or transit times commitments from our carriers.

For shipments that require special permission, all export declarations must be completed prior to export.

It is the responsibility of the shipper to notify us in case the shipments are being exported in the following cases:

  1. Temporary Export / Repair and Return
  2. ATA Carnet
  3. Returning to ROW after Temporary Import
  4. Statistical Exports to GCC and requirement of MAKASA
  5. Customer must provide separate invoices in case Local and Free Zone goods are consolidated under a single shipment. Separate declarations will be processed for each movement provided that the shipper has valid business codes registered with Dubai Customs for Local and FZE entities separately.
  6. Goods exported from Fenceless Free Zones which require Transit out declarations.
The existing unified export declaration charge of AED 120.00 per shipment will be applied by Dubai Customs from the 1st November 2017. This fee excludes any administration or processing fees and will be billed on actual receipt (from carrier) in addition to your current Economy and Express Export Rates.

Please be reminded that non-compliance of these instructions from Dubai Customs will result in legal action as per the Customs laws and regulations of the Government of Dubai.


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