Indirect Tax academy

GCC Customs and VAT: interaction and compliance

All Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have been part of the GCC Customs Union since 2003. This Union has sought to impose a common Customs tariff on the importation of goods and streamline customs administrative procedures across the region. 

The introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) from 1 January 2018, and the forthcoming implementation of VAT in the remaining GCC Member States, means that businesses involved in the movement of goods throughout the GCC region need to carefully consider the alignment between VAT requirements and Customs administrative procedures. 

Deloitte’s Indirect Tax practice in the Middle East is hosting an academy on Monday, April 30th, 2018, in Dubai to address these issues. The academy will be facilitated by Deloitte Indirect Tax experts with significant experience of GCC and global VAT regimes and local Customs practices.

The academy will focus on and introduce basic Customs principles in a GCC context, and highlight the interactions between Customs and VAT across the GCC region. We will note the typical challenges faced by businesses in this context, and provide practical insights on how to proactively manage your customs and VAT compliance to mitigate risk and enhance efficiency.

Topics covered will include

  • Introduction to customs in the GCC
  • Recent updates on VAT in the GCC
  • Common VAT and customs challenges and how to manage them
  • Next steps
  • Q&A

Additional details:

Dates and locations
Monday, 30 April, 2018.

09:30 am until 1:00 pm, followed by lunch.

Attendance Fee
The cost to attend the Indirect Tax academy is AED 1,000 plus VAT.

The venue will be communicated in the confirmation email.

Payment Details
Payment details will be shared on the invoice.

To register as an attendee, please get in touch.