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Frequently Asked Questions on VAT

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Under what conditions is import VAT suspended?

Import VAT will be suspended in the following cases:

  • The goods are under customs duty suspension arrangements in accordance with the GCC Common Customs Law
  • The goods enter the country under temporary arrangements
  • The goods are placed in a customs warehouse
  • The goods are in transit
  • The goods are intended to be re-exported by the same person who imported them   The Federal Tax Authority may require a cash deposit equal to the value of the import VAT before allowing the goods not to be treated as imports. 
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