Middle East-UAE Overview and Export Considerations

In the past two years, due to the instability of Sino-US trade, the "Belt and Road" initiative is particularly important, and the Middle East market as a key region can

not be ignored.

The full name of the United Arab Emirates is the United Arab Emirates, which is a federal state composed of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah,

Fujairah, um Al Quwain and Ajman.

The UAE's population is growing rapidly: the UAE's population growth rate is 6.9%, which is the fastest growing country in the world's resident population, the world's

population has doubled in 55 years, while the UAE's population has doubled in 8.7 years, and now has a population of 8.5 million (we have previously shared Dubai's

population composition) with high per capita GDP and strong consumption capacity, and few production enterprises, mainly relying on imports, and strong purchase


In addition, the UAE is strategically located: the UAE is in the world's shipping center, and the transportation between Asia, Africa and Europe is fast. From Dubai, it's an

8-hour flight to where 2/3 of the world's population lives.

Friendly relations between China and the UAE: Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the UAE in 1984, the friendly and cooperative relations

between the two countries have developed smoothly. Especially in recent years, China-UAE relations have shown a momentum of comprehensive and rapid development

and are very stable, with Chinese enterprises in the local communications, infrastructure and railways in the UAE.

In recent years, the level of bilateral trade between China and the UAE has risen rapidly, and about 70% of China's exports to the UAE are re-exported to other countries

in the Middle East and Africa through the UAE, and the UAE has become China's largest export market and second largest trading partner in the Arab world. Mainly

imported from China electromechanical, high-tech, textile, lighting, furniture and other products.


Major Ports in the UAE:

ABU DHABI, Abu Dhabi


SHARJAH, Sharjah


Dubai is divided into two port areas:



The main airport in the UAE

ABU DHABI ABU DHABI (3-character code AUH)


DUBAI, DUBAI, DUBAI               

(DWC) DWC Airport is dominated by cargo planes.

(Three-character code DXB)  

There are the following considerations for goods exported to the UAE:

1. For goods with a declared value of more than 270 US dollars or a single ticket weight of more than 50kg, the customs will inspect the goods and generate taxes;

2. Precautions for customs clearance materials

First, the recipient is an individual

For goods with a declared value of more than 270 US dollars or a single weight of more than 50kg, the recipient must provide a copy of the passport and a copy of

the visa page before customs clearance.

It is important to note that:

The customer must ensure that the name of the recipient on the waybill and invoice provided is exactly the same as the name on the recipient's passport before shipping.

Otherwise, the consignee information of the waybill and invoice must be changed, resulting in longer customs clearance time, in short, the customs clearance documents

need to be kept consistent.

Second, if the recipient is a company

For goods with a declared value of more than 270 US dollars or a single weight of more than 50kg, the receiving company must provide a valid import tariff number and

a copy of the trade license before customs clearance;

3. What customs clearance documents are required for export to Dubai

Dubai generally does not need to do CCPIT certification, but generally need to do a certificate of origin CO, which should be subject to customer requirements, so it is

best to confirm with your customers, customers can indicate the customs code on the invoice, which will be more conducive to smooth customs clearance.

The following are the names of prohibited items for air freight in the UAE:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (RC Aircraft)

Pinhole camera

Ultrasonic radar

Laser pointer

Sex toys


Data Processors

Infrared instruments

Laser scanners

fishing gear

Mini camera


Induction aircraft

Stick sling

Dash cam with rearview camera


Two final points to note:

The Middle East break is a Friday for the rest of the week, and there will be no customs clearance and delivery.

The UAE has opened air/sea freight tax to door service (small package, air freight, full container load)

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