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Covid-19 Response

Dear Valued Customers, employee and extended family of Al Sharqi’s As we continue to monitor the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 or Covid-19) situation and assess the impact on the global supply...

UAE VAT 2018 – Customs Approved Agents

​Al Sharqi Shipping has always been on the forefront of government initiatives at our HQ in UAE, be it the first time the Dubai Port & Customs went live...

UAE VAT Exempted 20 Designated Free Zones

We continue our in depth coverage of VAT for our Customers with another article highlighting the 20 free zones designated by FTA (Federal Tax Authority) throughout the UAE that...


The following are the frequently asked questions on Value Added Tax (VAT) in the UAE. If you are unable to find an answer to your specific query, please visit the...

VAT 2018 Compliance with UAE Customs

Dear Valued Customer, UAE has introduced VAT on January 1, 2018, for goods and cargo imported into UAE which shall be subjected to the VAT. Today we have compiled some...
Supply chain is Disruption due to VAT Impact


As you may already be aware the UAE has announced the introduction of VAT (Value Added Tax) effective 1st Jan 2018 at a standard rate of 5%. VAT will...