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VAT Impact on Transportation and Logistics Sectors in the UAE


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Date - 25 July 2023

Time - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Online (Webinar)


Understanding the VAT impact on the Shipping and logistics industry is crucial as the UAE holds the reputation of being a leading multi-modal transit and re-export hub. The UAE caters to the logistics demand from major markets including Europe, Asia, Africa, the US, and other countries in the Middle East. The UAE has beaten stiff competition from other GCC countries due to the development of stronger infrastructure in the form of the Dubai logistics Corridor, modernization of seaports and airports, development of JAFZA, and the expansion of airports.

The VAT implication for the Transportation and Logistics industry is a fairly complex one, which is dependent upon various factors including the mode of transport and the place of supply of the goods as per the UAE VAT Law.

The provisions under the UAE VAT Law covering the transport-related services define the VAT treatment on the Shipping and Logistics industry in the UAE. As per the Article (1) of the UAE VAT Law, the transport-related services consist of

– Shipment
– Packaging and securing cargo
– Preparation of Customs documents
– Container management
– Loading, unloading, storing and moving of Goods
– Other related services necessary to carry out transportation

Based on the means by which the transportation is undertaken (by sea, air or road) and the place of supply (whether the transportation is within the UAE or internationally), the VAT on the logistics sector is rated as zero, standard or out of scope.

For any query you can contact Mudasir Sofi (Business Development Manager) +971 52 320 5619

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