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Exempted Commodities

Exemptions
Exemption covers the following commodities and items:
  1. The commodities exempted in the Unified Customs Tariff of the GCC Member States.
  2. The commodities imported for the diplomatic and consular bodies and the international organizations, the heads and members of the diplomatic and consular missions approved by the country according to the international agreements, laws and practices in force subject to the reciprocity principle and subject to the provisions of Article (100) concerning the conditions and procedures relating to the goods exempted under Article (99) of this Law. 
  3. Imports by all sectors of the Armed Forces and the Internal Security Forces such as ammunition, arms etc.
  4. The personal effects and used household appliances belonging to the citizens residing abroad or those brought with the foreigners (expatriates) upon their first arrival for residence in the country according to the conditions prescribed by the director general. 
  5. Personal effects and gifts brought by passengers according to the conditions of the Rules of Implementation. 
  6. Imports of the philanthropic societies (Charities) according to the conditions set forth in the Rules of Implementation of this Law. 
  7. The cases provided for in Article (105) exempted from the customs taxes “duties” such as the returned goods of national origin that were exported to outside of the country as well as the foreign goods returned to the country which are proved to have been previously reexported to outside of the country and the goods temporarily exported for completion of processing or repair.

Restricted Commodities

Goods whose import is restricted
 
 
Item
HS Code
Controlling Entity
Entity Website
 
Predatory animals
From Clause 0106
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
 
Bustards
From Clause 0106.3990
Diwan
 
Weapons and ammunition
of all kinds
Chapter 93 wholly
Ministry of the Interior
Alcoholic drinks
From Chapter 22
Ministry of the Interior
 
 
Medicament including narcotic drugs used for medical purposes
From Clauses 3003, 3004
Health Authority
 
Organic and
chemical fertilizers
Chapter 31
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
 
Agricultural reformers
From Clauses 2813 , 2824 , 3808
2125, 085, 0326, 1127
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
 
Insecticides
3808
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
Agricultural saplings
From Clauses 0602,06,01
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
Agricultural seeds
From Clauses
09, 091207, 1206
12, 05, 1204, 12, 09
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
Telecommunication devices, Repeaters, Jammers, network detectors and cell phones.
From Clauses 82,25 85,17
and other clauses
Communication Regulation Authority
 
Bees and queen bees
From Clauses 0106,9010
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
 
 
Animals of the horse family
001,10
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
Gas used in
conditioning, refrigerating and freezing devices
From Clauses 29,03 3824,7,1
Environment Research Authority
 
 
Fireworks and explosives
From Chapter 36
Ministry of the Interior
Chemical and radioactive
materials of all forms
From Chapters 28,29
Environment Research Authority
Camels
From Clause 1910, 0106
 
Diwan
 
Live animals
 
From Clauses 29,03-3824,71
 
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
 
 
Live fish 
 
0301
 
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
 
Incubation eggs
04070011
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
 
Animal Semen
 
051110
 
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
 
Veterinary vaccines and serums 
 
3002
 
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
and Health
 
Diagnostic materials and equipment and veterinary requirement
From Chapter 30
From Chapter 90
 
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
 
Animal products of all kinds 
.((such as leather, wool, etc
Multiple Clauses
 
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
Oil residues, plastic wastes, pharmaceutical wastes, chemical industry wastes, battery leftovers, reserves and other leftovers which affect the environment.
 
2710,90
3915
3006, 80
38, 25
8548 and other clauses
 
 
Environment Research Authority
 
 
Water heaters
 
851610 ,8419
 
Environment Research Authority
 
 
Cigarettes classified as tobacco and prepared by mechanical methods
 
240220
 
Environment Research Authority
 
 
 

Prohibited Commodities

Goods whose Import is prohibited
 
 
Item
 
HS Code
 
Controlling Entity
 
Entity Website
Hashish, opium, heroin, Morphine, cocaine
Poppy and husks and seeds thereof,
Qat, cannabis and other seeds
of a similar effect  
1207,91-1211,90-1207,99
1302,19-1302,11-1301,90
2807,00-2806,10-3912,31
2913, 10+ other Articles of Chapter 29 
Ministry of the Interior
 
 
goods for which a boycott resolution was issued from Israel Boycott Office and that bear flags and slogans of Israel 
Not Specified
 
Ministry of Economy
and Trade
 
 
Counterfeit and imitated money
4907----7118
Central Bank
Prints, photographs, oil paintings, drawings, cards, books, magazines and stone sculptures which conflict with the Islamic religion and rules of conduct and involve a corruption or seduction end
 
From Chapter 49
From clauses 6818- 9703 
Ministry of Information
Abu Dhabi Information Center
 Tel.: 009712446614
Fax: 00972445250
 
 
Raw ivory (elephant tusk) and rhinoceros horn
From Clause 0507
Environment Research Authority
 
Fishing nets that is made of three nylon layers
From Clause 5608
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
 
Hawks shall be banned as from 1-4 till 31 August except: Hawks having CITES permits, holding passports and coming for treatment after securing a permit from the Environment Research Authority
From Clause 0106.31
Presidential Decree
 
 
Gambling tools and machines
From Clause 9504
Ministry of the Interior
 
Children sweets imported in form of cigarettes
1704
The Municipality
 
Ozone depleting substances
From Chapters 29, 28
Environment Research Authority
 
Materials contaminated with radiation
Multiple
Multiple
 
Boards and pipes made of Asbestos
6811
Ministry of Health
 
 
 
Laser pens which produce red beams
901320
Ministry of the Interior
 
Hazardous waste
Multiple Clauses
Environment Research Authority
 
Goods whose export is prohibited
 
 
Item
HS Code
Controlling Entity
Entity Website
 
Fish
From Chapter 3
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
 
Sheep
From Clause 0104
Ministry of Aquatic Environment
 
 
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