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Import in the UAE

Import goods to the richest country in the Persian Gulf to expand your business.

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The UAE has strategic location and high level of the average income, so you can call it one of the most promising areas for importing goods. The country imports 90% of consumer goods. Learn how to take into account all local features, build a correct scheme for importing goods into the region and find your consumer.

Why the UAE?

What you will get by importing goods into the UAE?

The United Arab Emirates is a country with ideal conditions for importing goods of any type. The UAE market is open to importers due to many unoccupied niches, favorable conditions and simple procedures for the importation of goods. You can ensure intensive development of your product business by importing goods into the UAE, and you will receive high profits.

Stable demand for imported goods

The UAE’s own production does not satisfy the ever-growing needs of its population, so imported goods are in demand, and the importer gets unlimited sales opportunities with a high mark-up and profit

Big showroom

Residents of the United Arab Emirates are not the only one, who purchase imported to the UAE goods. Representatives of various businesses and citizens of nearby countries regularly visit the UAE and make purchases.

Market Protection

Only licensed companies have access to the UAE market, so importers are protected from unfair competition and other risks.

Fixed tax 5%

The importer pays only 5% VAT tax for domestic trade in the UAE market, it allows you to earn more and develop your business.

Perfect logistics

The UAE is a country with a streamlined transport system that allows you to deliver goods by air, sea and road transport quickly.

Simple procedures of import

Import and certification of goods are carried out in the most simplified and accelerated scheme in the UAE because there are no bureaucracy and taxes.

Effective re-export

The UAE has trade agreements with many countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Persian Gulf. It allows importers to re- export goods in the UAE.

Simplified cooperation scheme with local retail chains

You can sell imported through large retailers and local retail chains. SORP cooperates with many chains and helps you establish mutually beneficial relationships with them.

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Advantages of SORP

SORP will help you organize the effective import of goods to the UAE market. We have been working in this direction for 15 years. We are providing comprehensive support for our customers - from testing their business ideas to organizing the transportation and storage of goods in the United Arab Emirates.

How SORP can help you for the local trade in the UAE

Assets of SORP GROUP

  • Choose the right legal form for a company and obtain a license
  • Establish a company and find a suitable commercial space.
  • Choose the best logistics routes
  • Obtain permission to import goods and carry out customs clearance of goods
  • Register imported goods at customs and choose a transport company
  • Develop trade agreements
  • Arrange warehousing of goods
  • Регистрация компании
  • Консультации по ввозу и сертификации
  • Подбор оптимальных логистических маршрутов
  • Таможенная регистрация
  • Получение разрешений на импорт
  • Таможенная очистка грузов
  • Разработка торговых соглашений
  • Складское хранение грузов
  • 15 years of professional business experience
  • Developed partner network of companies providing logistics and customs clearance services.
  • Established relationships with banks and government agencies of the UAE
  • We have 5,000 square meters of office space for your business
  • We have state license for tax and accounting services
  • We have experts in local and international financial and tax legislation and business practices.
  • We have trained technical staff with specialized management education
  • 5-летний опыт организации торгового бизнеса
  • Команда экспертов с идеальным знанием рынка ОАЭ
  • Надежные партнеры по логистике и таможенной очистке
  • Налаженные связи в государственных ведомствах
  • Гос лицензия на налоговое и бух обслуживание
  • 5000 м2 офисных пространств в управлении
  • Обученный технический персонал

Request a free consultation to select the optimal registration location for your import company

Trade Company

How to choose the best type of Trade Company?

The first stage of importing any goods into the UAE is company registration and registration at customs. When you choose a place of registration and type of Trade Company, it is important to consider the sales model to sell your goods.
The first stage of importing any goods into the UAE is company registration and registration at customs. When you choose a place of registration and type of Trade Company, it is important to consider the sales model to sell your goods.

Local company

Company in the Free Economic Zone

  • Participation in local tenders
  • Access to the UAE trade networks
  • Organization of a retail sales area/opening a chain of stores
  • Direct deliveries to the end user in the local area
  • Unlimited online trading
  • Duty-free re-export of goods
  • Wholesale in the local area through an agent/distributor
  • Trade within the framework of the FEZ and on the international market
  • Duty-free re-export of goods
  • You can rent of premises only at the territory of the FEZ

Request a free consultation to select the optimal registration location for your import company

Customs clearance

SORP experts will help you to undergo customs clearance procedures to import goods in the UAE. Customs fees depend on the category of imported goods.

Customs fees for importing goods in the UAE

  • Import for sale in the local area
  • Import for re-export
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Customs duty in the UAE are one of the lowest in the world. The amount of customs duty depends on the type of imported goods and the Emirate. Customs duty for most goods is 5%.
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Certain types of goods such as medicines, raw precious metals and some types of meat are exempted from customs duties.
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Customs duty for alcohol products is 50 %, 100 % for tobacco
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If you import goods for re-export, you are exempted from customs duties. You should provide a bank guarantee or a deposit equivalent to the amount of customs fees to guarantee the re-export of goods.

Standard list of documents required for import

  • License and customs registration of the importing company
  • Original Bills of Lading
  • Invoice
  • Waybill
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Authorization letter to import goods from the competent authority

Import of goods

How to import goods to the UAE?

Import in the United Arab Emirates is a multi-step process; it can take a lot of time without professional support. SORP will help you to go through all stages as quickly as possible. We can guarantee positive result.
Import in the United Arab Emirates is a multi-step process; it can take a lot of time without professional support. SORP will help you to go through all stages as quickly as possible. We can guarantee positive result.
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Company registration You register company in the customs system and receive customs number.
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VAT refund You register your customs number to your personal taxpayer account for VAT refund.
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Carrier appointment You should appoint carrier and make a Bill of lading and Delivery order.
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Duties payment You should pay customs and port duties and prepare a customs declaration.

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Additional permits You should obtain additional permits for some types of goods
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Obtaining permission to import goods You should obtain permission to import goods to the UAE.
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Delivery of goods The goods are delivered to the port or airport, where goods undergo customs clearance with the assistance of a customs broker.
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Additional inspection The goods are transported to the inspection area for additional inspection and laboratory tests (apply only for some types of goods). The goods are transported to the inspection area for additional inspection and laboratory tests (apply only for some types of goods).
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Delivery to the warehouse The goods are released from the port and delivered to your warehouse in the UAE.

Import goods with SORP GROUP

Our company provides comprehensive support for imports: we help to select and establish a legal entity, to certification its goods, we recommend optimal logistics routes and a verified customs broker, we help with warehousing of goods. Our company provides comprehensive support for imports: we help to select and establish a legal entity, to certification its goods, we recommend optimal logistics routes and a verified customs broker, we help with warehousing of goods.
CERTIFICATION AND IMPORT AUTHORIZATION
Your goods will be recognized in the entire market of GCC countries after certification in the UAE
CERTIFICATION AND IMPORT AUTHORIZATION
SHIPPING AND TRANSPORTATION
We provide the optimal transport and transit policy for each customer
SHIPPING AND TRANSPORTATION
WAREHOUSING
We help to select premises for warehousing in compliance with local regulations
WAREHOUSING
CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
We provide assistance in fast customs clearance
CUSTOMS CLEARANCE

Apply for import company registration in the UAE

Upon submission of your application to the SORP Group, you will receive a free expert consultation within 20 minutes.

Our experts will help carry out all necessary procedures for registering a company on a turnkey basis quickly, without bureaucracy!