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UAE postpones ban on water pipe tobacco, e-cigarettes without digital tax stamps to 2021

Posted on    27 May 2020
UAE postpones ban on water pipe tobacco, e-cigarettes without digital tax stamps to 2021

UAE's  Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has decided to postpone the implementation of the ban on supplying, transferring, storing, and possession of water pipe tobacco  and electrically heated cigarettes that do not carry digital tax stamps until January 1, 2021. The ban had previously been scheduled to come into effect on June 1, 2020, as part of phase two of the 'Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products Scheme'.

This delay to 2021 aims to give producers, suppliers, and distributors of  water pipe tobacco and electrically time to prepare for the mandatory implementation of the scheme. Further the decision provides them enough time to sell off any remaining tobacco products that do not carry the digital tax stamps.

Read the press release by FTA here : https://www.tax.gov.ae/en/press-releases/Ban-on-Trading-Unmarked-Waterpipe-Tobacco-Postponed-to-Jan-1-2021

You can access Law including Guidelines, Cabinet & FTA Decisions, Public Clarifications, Forms, Business Bulletins for all taxes (Vat, Excise, Customs, Corporate Tax, Transfer Pricing) for all GCC Countries in the Law Section of GCC FinTax. 

 



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