Key Milestones for cigarettes:

1 Jan 2019
1 May 2019
1 August 2019
Importers and UAE-based manufacturers are able to order stamps for application to the pack of cigarette products. No cigarette products without a Digital Tax Stamp will be permitted to be imported into the UAE. No cigarettes will be allowed to be held out for sale, imported or produced anywhere in the UAE unless they carry a Digital Tax Stamp.
All cigarettes produced or imported into the UAE after this date must have a Digital Tax Stamp with end-to-end traceability.
All cigarettes manufactured or legitimately imported with a Digital Tax Stamp (without end-to-end traceability) between May 1st and August 1st may remain in market beyond this date.
Ordering process for Digital Tax stamps

Do you import, produce, stockpile, or release excise goods from a designated zone?

Have you registered for Excise Tax?

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