Import Restrictions

Only companies in the UAE that have the appropriate trade licence can import products into the country. Import controls exist for a number of products including alcoholic beverages, pork and pork products, medicinal substances, printed matter such as magazines and videos, photographic material, firearms and fireworks. The entry of many kinds of products has been banned in accordance with the local values, religious beliefs and morals. The following items are prohibited:
  • goods manufactured in Israel
  • pornographic literature.
Special permission is required for the import of:
  • alcohol
  • drugs
  • firearms
  • ammunition and explosives
  • agricultural pesticides
  • industrial alcohol-denatured
  • methyl alcohol
  • methylated and medicated spirits.

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