The declarant shall:

1. Present the customs representative card upon reporting to customs


2. Submit the documents required.

3. Pay the customs duties accrued to the goods.

4. Collect copies of the declaration (declarant copy, entry point copy and

claims copy).

5. Take over the goods after completing all procedures with the competent

agencies (DPA and DNATA) including Emirates Airline.

In an online environment, the client or his agent process the bill including

the payment of duty at his desk and submit the documents at Customs

within 48 hrs. In this circumstance, there is no manual steps like above.



a. Any goods imported into the country by sea shall be registered in the


b. A single manifest for the whole load signed by the shipmaster shall be

made which shall contain the following information:

1. Name and nationality of the ship and its registered load.

2. Types of the goods, total weight thereof and weight of the bulk

goods, if any. If goods are prohibited, their actual description shall be


3. Number of packages and pieces, description of packing, marks and

numbers thereof.

4. Names of the consignor and consignee.

5. The seaports where the goods are shipped from (ports of loading).

c. When the ship enters the customs zones, the shipmaster shall producethe original manifest to the competent authorities.

d. When the ships enters the harbor, the shipmaster shall submit to the

customs office the following:

1. The cargo manifest.

2. The manifest of the ship’s supplies (logistics) and the crew’s baggage

and belongings.

3. A list of the passengers’ names.

4. A list of the goods to be unloaded at this port.

5. All the shipping documents which the customs office may require for

application of the customs laws.



1. Import goods declaration.

2. Delivery order.

3. Original bill of lading.

4. Original authenticated invoice.

5. Original approved certificate of origin.

6. Packing list with HS codes.


1. Import goods declaration.

2. Delivery order.

3. Original bill of lading.

4. Original or copy of the invoice.

5. Original or copy of the certificate of origin.

6. Packing list with HS codes (not required for personal effects).


1. Importgoods declaration.

2. Original manifest.

3. Original bill of lading.

4. Original invoice.

5. Certificate of origin.

6. Packing list with HS codes.


No need of any original documents, instead the items will be inspected and

if it contain identical items more than one piece, the duty will be imposed



(Import of new vehicles are the same as any other goods)

1. Import goods declaration.

2. The declarant shall submit the documents required.

3. The declarant shall proceed to the inspection section to obtain a vehicle

inspection report.

4. Payment of payable customs duties and inspection.

5. Receive copies of the customs declaration.

6. Payment of vehicle clearance certificate fees amounting to AED 10.

7. Receive the vehicle clearance certificate.


1. Original delivery order.

2. Original bill of lading.

3. Original approved invoice for new vehicles only or value of used vehicles

as estimated by customs valuation officers.

4. Authenticated certificate of origin for new vehicles only.

5. Packing list with the HS codes for new vehicles only.

6. Copy of the commercial license for companies or copy of the passport. (other than companies).


Documents required:

1. Delivery order

2. Second copy of the Bill of Lading

3. Inspection report





IMPORT: Declaration is processed in the event of goods being imported to the local market from other countries against the payment of Customs duty or duty exempted whichever is applicable.

IMPORT FOR RE-EXPORT: Such declaration is processed in the event of importation of goods into the country for the purpose of re-exportation, where customs duties shall be paid in the form of a deposit that will be refunded upon presenting a proof of re-exporting the same to non-GCC state or states.

TEMPORARY ADMISSION: This type of declaration is processed only when goods are imported from outside the country for use in exhibitions, seasonal markets and similar events or in construction projects and scientific researches and has to be returned in the same condition at which they have been imported. A letter showing the purpose of entry, period, total quantity, description and detailed value of each individual item shall be required from the licensed company. Payable customs tariff for such goods shall be collected (excluding tyres, spare parts and batteries) in the form of cash deposit or a bank guarantee to be refunded to the company upon re-exporting the goods outside the country or taken into free zones or customs warehouses or after paying the payable customs duties as per regulations.

 Definitions Cargo Terms

Importer code

A code issued by the customs administration to the company for their customs transactional clearing.This is an ID issued by Dubai Customs to importers whose trade licence permits them to import and export goods.

Customs inspection

Authority conferred to customs officers to inspect goods, means of transport and persons including their baggage within a customs territory and when

entering and exiting customs’ zones

Harmonized System

A system set out in a systematized form coding, designations and description of goods including their payable customs duties. It is a universally accepted

classification system for trade goods, used to classify products and their corresponding tariff.

Representative card

 A card issued by the customs administration authorizing a person to clear customs transactions. An official Customs ID issued to the representative of an organization/business that authorities him/her to represent his organization in respect of Customs documentation and clearance and allow access to certain Customs controlled areas.

Certificate of origin

A specific document identifying the goods, in which the authority or body empowered to issue it, certifies that the goods to which the certificate relates originate in a specific country. A certificate issued and attested by a local Chamber of commerce stating the country in which a commodity has been grown, milled, produced, manufactured or assembled used in foreign commerce.

Debit Statement

A notification showing client’s debits

Customs exit/entry certificate

A certificate confirming exit of goods from the country or proving their entry to the country of destination enabling the exporter to recover deposits paid against payable customs duties.

 Delivery order

A permit from the agent, shipper or port authority for the release of goods. A document issued by or on behalf of the carrier authorizing the release of import cargo identified thereon and manifested under a single Bill of Lading.

Certificate of Exportation

A certificate issued by the Road and Transport Authority for vehicles intended to be exported.

Departure Permit

 A permit issued by the Documentation Section at the Port Management to the Migration Section, under which the maritime conveyance shall be allowed to depart.

Packing list

A detailed list showing description, quantity and weight of goods preferably with Harmonized System code.


The owner of the means of transport or legally the like.


Any natural material or agricultural, animal, industrial or intellectual produce mentioned in the tariff nomenclature or may be classified under a tariff heading thereof.

Prohibited goods

Any goods that import, export or movement of which is prohibited under the provisions of any law, notice, order or system issued by a legally authorized agency.

Restricted goods

Those goods the import, export or movement of which is restricted under a system issued by a legally authorized agency.


 Customs declaration

The declaration being submitted electronically or manually according to the customs approved form wherein the importer indicates the customs procedures applicable to the goods and describes the details, which the customs require to be declared for the purposes of applying such procedures.

Customs value

The actual value of goods based on the principal basis for valuating the goods for customs purposes provided for in the law. Carrier The owner of the means of transport or legally the like.

 Customs duties

The duties laid down in the customs tariff to which goods are liable on entry or leaving the customs territory.The amount or the percentage of the amount levied on the goods as per the Common Customs law of GCC states.


The document containing a full description of the goods carried on the various means of transport.

Customs union

A union comprising the six GCC States having entered into force since 2003 with objective of removing inter-border points to achieve a common market.

Customs union bases

Customs union is based on a common customs law and a unified customs tariff applicable towards outside world and approving the first entry point for collecting customs duties.


Final destination mechanism

The customs union approved the mechanism of collecting customs duties at the first entry point for the benefit of country of final destination during the interim period 2003 – 2007.

Customs transactions within customs union

Consignments of goods within the customs union are divided into two types: 

(1) Forwarded consignments.

(2) Consignments originating from the local market.

Customs duties set off

The country of first entry point shall collect the customs duties on consignments of goods and deposit them in the customs union accounts for the purposes of setoff for the benefit of the country of final destination within the GCC states upon presenting a proof of arrival of such consignments in that country.

   The Minister of Environment and Water, His Excellency Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, issued a ministerial decision on import regulations of cattle, sheep and goats from countries with recorded cases of Schmallenberg virus. The decision was a result of the recent published scientific bulletin issued by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) regarding Schmallenberg Virus in 2013 .

   Therefore, to maintain public interest, the ministry placed regulations in case of animal imports from countries with recorded cases of the virus. Such regulations include providing a health certificate for the animals stating that the animals have been imported from farms and areas that were never been subject to the virus, provided that there is no virus carrier, and they are tested twice for the virus in a laboratory during the last seven days prior to shipment, or they are imported from farms that were not subject to the virus, provided that there is no virus carrier, and they are tested twice for the virus in a laboratory during the last 28 days prior to shipment, with a proof of negative test results for the virus in both cases .

   Also, the ministerial decision affirmed the need to include a statement that the animals were under the supervision of a certified government veterinarian, and did not show any symptoms of the virus during the (28 days) period prior to shipment .

   The resolution stated that in case of importing cattle, sheep and goats’ semen and embryos from states that are recognized with Schmallenberg virus cases, veterinary health certificate accompanying the consignment shall state that the semen or embryos  are taken from animals which have been laboratory tested for the virus and the test results are proved to be negative .


   The  annex of the ministerial decision included a list of the types of animals that get infected  which are sheep and cows, where mosquitos are the main carriers of the virus. In addition, the decision included a list of states that have registered cases of the Schmallenberg virus, which are Luxembourg, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, and Greece.


Long-distance moving or cargo transportation is always a big problem and causes a lot of troubles. You leave to another town and have to move your furniture and home appliances? Do you have to move from one office to another and ship your computers, safe-deposits and documents? Do you have business connected with cargo delivery? Probably you realize that in case of long-distance moving and cargo transportation a lot of difficulties appear. 

Already on the first stage of moving you may meet with adversities, such as incompetent movers. Today some services provided by the moving companies relate to cargo packing or packing of your belongings and furniture. Imagine that your heirloom falls into the hands of the man who is not enough skilled to pack precious things. With difficulty movers packed your belongings, but movers also must get them down the stairs and carry belongings to truck (in case you chose motor transportation). The movers crew must work like an "orchestra", in other words in concert, feather in. That is why fresh hand crew engaged in the "neighboring market" can not be considered professional movers. It would be better if you entrust your moving to professional movers, the more especially as they possess necessary automotive equipment (for example, loading winches), which is meant to deliver cargo or your belongings to the place destination perfectly safe. Sems moving and storage, Toronto movers are exactly what you need! Additionally it is important to note that you may call in advance moving or transportation company and they will estimate the amount of work, chose the best transportation mode and the most convenient schedule of movement or shipping schedule. 


Long-distance transportation mode should be chosen carefully. Each type of transportation has its own advantages and disadvantages. Undoubtedly air transportation is the fastest one. It is a pleasure to imagine how "steel bird" delivers you cargo in a couple of hours for over than thousand of kilometers. However in case that term of delivery is not a critical point, then air transportation is really expensive mode.

Not less popular cargo transportation mode is railway transportation. You may order an entire covered truck or a separate container. Of course cargo will be delivered in longer term than in case of air transportation, but saving is great.


Motor transportation is the most mobile cargo transportation mode. Sems moving and storage, Mississauga movers specialize in motor transportation and moving. Motor vehicles depend neither on rails nor on non-flying weather. They criss-cross the country being driven by the long distance truckers. At present there are a lot of vehicles used in transportation, for example articulated lorries (with or without trailers), trucks with semi-trailers and refrigerated trucks, as well as a lot of other types of motor vehicles used in transportation and moving. Sems moving and storage, Toronto movers will help you to choose the most optimal vehicle. The price of cargo transportation or moving depends on truck you chose and travel time. If you decided to choose motor transportation then good logistics helps you to decrease travel time.

Check you moving or transportation company in Internet: isn't it in either "black-list". The injured clients often complain against companies, which provide poor services. There were cases when transportation companies picked up especially valuable cargo and disappeared forever. It is important to concern about right contract with transportation or moving company. You should study with attention what indemnification is provided in case your cargo or belongings are damaged or lost, as well as indemnification for delay. With sems moving and storage, Mississauga movers you may be sure that your cargo will be delivered safely and in time.


Also you should concern about your cargo insurance. The risk of force majeure always exists; it may make a mess of your plans. Professional moving and transportation companies provide insurance to their clients.