Importing any type of waterpipe tobacco or electrically heated cigarette plugs that are not marked with 'Digital Tax Stamps' will be prohibited across the UAE as of March 1, 2020, asserted the Federal Tax Authority (FTA).
The ban is in keeping with the timeline set for launching phase two of the 'Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products Scheme'.
The Authority called on producers, importers, and distributors of these products to abide by the system, as directed in Cabinet Decision No. 42 of 2018 on Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products.
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Source: Khaleej Times