No Excise TAX on some products in UAE


On Tuesday, 29 October 2019, at a media workshop about cabinet Decision No. (52)of 2019 on Excise goods, excise tax rates, and the methods of calculating Excise price,  organized by the Federal TAX Authority Khalid Ali Al Bustani, Director-General of the Federal Tax Authority, explained about the expansion of Excise tax. FTA officials attended the workshop. 

According to Cabinet Decision No. 52 of 2019 on Excise Goods, the Excise tax will be applicable additionally on the following from 1st December 2019:

• liquids used in electronic smoking devices and tools

• Electronic smoking devices and tools

• sweetened drinks.

The product that would be exempted from the new decision include:

  • - Ready to drink beverages containing at least 75% milk or milk substitutes
  • - Baby Formula, Follow up formula, or baby food
  • - Beverages consumed for special dietary needs
  • - Beverages consumed for medical uses