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Are there any import taxes here ?


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Old 12th July 2009, 07:42 AM
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If I fedex or bring electronics goods into dubai, ie a computer are there any duties I could get hit for.
I see no reason why I should pay 1k here for something I can get for less than half that elswhere. thanks

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Depends what you are importing. If you are a resident here and are shipping personal effects then no taxes are applicable.
For most other things there is a fixed 5% duty that you pay. This may change for a limited number of products.


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Also the peronal effects have to be "used".

If you have items sent direct from the supplier in it's unopened packaging it can not be classed as personal effects.

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