AlertsFeb - 19, 2024
UAE customs - HS code mandatory for UAE import, transit and export as of 29 February 2024

Affected export station(s) All
Affected import station(s) UAE all
Carrier(s) AF and KL
Product(s) All
Special Handling Code(s) All
What is changing As of 29 February 2024, the UAE National Advance Information Center (NAIC) requires 6 digit HS code on MAWB and HAWB level for UAE import, transit and export. See also attached publication by NAIC.
Reason Customs
Customer action NAIC Advance Cargo Information system requires the submission of cargo information, including HS codes, as early as possible before arrival at the first UAE airport for inbound and transit shipment. For outbound shipments, submission must take place as early as possible before departure from the last UAE airport.
In case of non-compliance Increased waiting times during import/delivery
Increased waiting times in the export acceptance process
Potential delay
Valid from 29 February 2024
Valid until Permanent
Relevant links n/a
Relevant documents Download - HS_code_FAQ.pdf
Download - UAE_NAIC_Harmonized_Code_Requirements_v1.1_Final.pdf

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