Customs Registrations

High end corporate services for companies throughout UAE.

Business setup in Dubai
Business setup in Dubai

Dubai Custom Authority is one of the leading government departments as it sees the inflow and outflow of trade which is smooth and easy. It keeps an observant eye on Dubai’s borders which indeed leads to a strong economic and social development.

Any company can register for more than one service depending upon the license they hold. But before registering, one should make sure the item need to import is not coming under banned items. UAE norms are very strict in dealing with the import of banned items.

13 items prohibited under UAE Customs Law:

Pets and Domestic animals

  1. Pre-Approval required.
  2. Also, Might conduct Medical test of animals.


  1. Customs pertaining to control import of food items for non-commercial purpose.

Medicines and Drugs

  1. Tourist needs to be cautious about medicines they carry while they travel to UAE. Hence to avoid any such circumstances tourist can carry their doctor’s prescription.
  2. Bringing medicines in bulk required prior approval.


  1. This includes artwork whether physical or electronic, it should not disagree with Islam values. If found with any such item, one may get fined, Jailed or even deported.

Technical equipment

  1. Such as Satellite phones, Listening or recording devices, Radio transmitter, Powerful cameras/Binoculars, requires approval from Telecommunication Regulatory Authority.

Cigarettes and Alcohol

  1. One’s age should be above 18 years.
  2. Amount of alcohol should not exceed 4 liters.
  3. No. of Cigarettes should not exceed 400 or It value should not exceed 2000 AED and value of cigars possessed by passengers shouldn’t exceed 3000 AED.

Benefits of Customs:

  1. It limits the revenue by minimizing the possibility of revenue leakage by wasting time and efforts.
  2. It helps to assess risk involved.
  3. Being lower interdiction rates, it allows to focus more on risky consignments.
  4. Technically intelligence focus to reduce physical handling of goods.
  5. Sharing intelligence information strategically so that it reaches to correct person only.
  6. Consistently controlling borders and coordinating with other government bodies to ensure the limit of restricted goods and safeguard customs laws and norms.
  7. Receiving data based on goods classification and documentation, further using this data for strategic planning.
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