UAE: New service for voluntary disclosure of errors on customs declarations

The new service is available on the Dubai customs and Dubai trade portals.

Customs declarations

The Dubai customs authority on August 12, 2022, introduced a new service that enables companies and individuals to apply for voluntary disclosures for all errors and omissions that occurred during the drafting and submitting of customs declarations.

The new service—“submit self-audit findings”—is available to registered companies and individuals, can be applied any time after the clearance of goods, and allows for re-submission after completing all requirements. However, submission will not be accepted if the company is under customs audit, or a customs audit notice is received by the Dubai customs authority.

The findings in a self-audit could be related to the use of a wrong Harmonized System (HS) code, the wrong description of goods, and understatement or overstatement of customs value. By submitting self-audit findings, not only will errors be corrected, but this will also relieve the company from penalties applicable under a customs audit.

The new service is available on the Dubai customs and Dubai trade portals.

Read an August 2022 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in the United Arab Emirates


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