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Warehouse Keeper Registration
Page last updated:: Thursday, February 17, 2022
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  • Type

    Registration

  • Service Category

    From Government to Business, From Government to Government, From Government to People

  • Service Channels

  • Obligation to Sign-up

    Applicable.

  • Categories of Customers

    All persons in the UAE.

  • Sustainable Development Goals

  • Service Card Rating

Warehouse Keeper Registration
  • Service Description
    Through this service, the FTA registers warehouse keepers for Excise Tax purposes.
  • Channels and working hours
    e-Services platform:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Service Fees Details
    • Free for the warehouse keeper registration.
    • AED 2,000 for registering the designated zone enclosed with the application to register the warehouse keeper.
  • Estimated Time to Submit Application
    45 Minutes.
  • Estimated Time to Complete Application by the FTA
    20 business days from the date the completed application was received.
  • Required Documents and Forms

    For the warehouse keeper registration:

     

    • Warehouse Keeper Registration Form.
    • Valid Trade Licence/Business Licence.
    • Passport/Emirates ID of the authorised signatory.
    • Proof of authorisation for the authorised signatory.
    • Declaration on a on the entity's printed letterhead, signed and stamped by the authorised signatory, stating the entity’s activity in relation to goods subject to Excise Tax, in the addition to the activity type (production, import, stockpiling) and the date on which the activity has started.

     

    For the designated zone’s registration:

     

    • Official Site Plan of the warehouse, managed by the warehouse keeper, that is issued by the Free Zone Authority (stamped and signed by the Free Zone Authority). The provided plan shall include the plot number.
    • Detailed warehouse plan, signed and stamped by the engineering consultant and the authorised signatory, showing the areas where the goods are stored and the types of goods stored (both excise goods and non-excise goods).
    • Excise goods flow and movement plan.
    • Letter on the warehouse keeper’s printed letterhead with detailed description of the inventory system used in designated zone, along with screenshots of the system (signed and stamped by the authorised signatory).
    • Declaration clarifying the details of procedures followed when moving/shifting excise goods, including the entry/exit of excise goods into/from the designated zone.
    • Images proving that CCTV cameras are installed and working properly in the designated zone.
    • Letter clarifying procedures and measures adopted in the warehouse to allow the entry of authorised employees/visitors to the designated zone, and confirming that a governed mechanism is set in place to achieve that, in addition to images showing the tools used for this purpose.
    • Images of the goods and how they are distinguished in the designated zone/warehouse.
    • Evidence that the transactions relating to the stock are being logged in the system regularly and that stock reports are issued and approved by the warehouse keeper.
    • Monthly financial reports for 12 months on the value of excise goods in the designated zone and the Excise Tax amount as per the advertised price.
    • Monthly average of the price of the excise goods held at the end of each month in the designated zone and the Excise Tax amount on the advertised price.
    • Estimate of the amount of Excise Tax which will be suspended in relation to the excise goods entered into the proposed designated zone.
    • Bank guarantee.
    • Passport/Emirates ID of the authorised signatory.
    • Proof of authorisation for the authorised signatory.
  • Procedures and Steps
    1. Sign-up for an e-Services account through the FTA’s website and activate it.
    2. Access the e-Services account dashboard.
    3. Click on “Add New Taxable Person”.
    4. Click on “Register as Warehouse Keeper”.
    5. Complete registration process.
  • FAQs

    1. Can a single application be applied for registering multiple designated zones?

    The warehouse keeper registration application includes the request to register one designated zone. A separate registration application must be submitted for each additional designated zone that will be supervised and managed by the warehouse keeper.

    2. How can the registration fee be paid?

    The applicant will be notified once the FTA verifies their Warehouse Keeper registration application, the applicant will then be able to view the “Pay Now” button on the e-Services account dashboard.

    3. How are the warehouse keeper registration certificate and registration numbers received?

    After paying the designated zone registration fee, the applicant will receive an email that includes the following information:

    a) Warehouse keeper registration number.
    b) Designated zone registration number.
    c) Warehouse keeper registration certificate.

    The certificate will also be available on the e-Services account dashboard, along with the registration numbers assigned.

  • Relevant Publications
  • Terms & Conditions
    1. The application for the warehouse keeper requires at least one designated zone to be added.
    2. A separate registration application must be submitted for each additional designated zone that will be supervised and managed by the warehouse keeper. That service can be accessed by clicking here.
    3. The FTA will register the warehouse keeper and authorise them to supervise the designated zone starting from the date of acceptance of the application.

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