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Trade and Customs

Trade and Customs

KPMG's trade and customs professionals address intricate cross-border issues, drawing upon the local knowledge and experience of a network.

KPMG's trade and customs professionals address intricate cross-border issues, drawing...

Maintaining a competitive advantage in today’s complex global economy is paramount. The UAE is host to one of the largest free zone ports in the world and is a gateway to European, Middle East, African and Asian markets.

The UAE offers local and international business a wide range of options to optimize their supply chain. It has a unified customs law in conjunction with other GCC countries; is participant to a number of free trade agreements including the Greater Arab Free Trade Agreement, and offers a number of free trade zones for businesses looking to establish regional trading hubs.

Whether you’re a global organisation seeking to enter into the UAE market or a local business expanding your reach to new markets, we understand the challenges you face.

How we can help:

We work with clients to deliver value and efficiency for their business, including:

  • Establishing and maintaining efficient cross-border operations, keeping costs down to maintain strategic advantage
  • Ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations associated with cross-border trade
  • Customizing trade processes and controls to a business unit, company, or industry
  • Mitigating risk issues related to conducting cross-border business

Our core offerings include:

  • Strategic planning to manage customs duties
  • Customs reviews and audit support
  • Trade compliance reviews for imports and exports
  • Customs valuations and HS code classification services
  • Internal controls and process improvements
  • First ‘sale for export’ implementations
  • Free trade agreement (FTA) advisory services
  • Customs training and organization support
  • Global customs advisory support
  • Authorized economic operator (AEO) and supply chain security program assistance

For more information, please contact the Tax team. 

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