United Arab Emirates - Country Commercial Guide
Import Tariffs

Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.

Last published date: 2022-07-26

The UAE levies import duties on commercial goods depending on:

  • Whether the business is registered onshore or in an Free Trade Zone (FTZ).
  • Nature of goods being moved.
  • Source and destination of the goods being moved.
  • Trade agreements between the UAE and exporting country.
  • Other laws and regulations.

Tariffs and duties are revised frequently, so we recommend confirming these before exporting. The Customs Info Database tariff look-up tool is available on trade.gov to help estimate duties and taxes. Official UAE resources include the Federal Customs Authority website and UAE Unified Customs Tariff guide.