Exporting to United Arab Emirates

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Exporting to United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a growing world financial centre and trade hub, with GDP growth rate at around 4% a year. With a total population of just 9 million, UAE is a high income and one of the richest nations in the world. UAE is actively seeking ways to diversify its economy in the long term, as it is heavily reliant on oil exports as a primary revenue stream at the moment. The country is investing into sustainable energy, education and science.

UAE imposes a 5% tax on imported goods, in accordance with the Unified Customs Law (ULC). United Arab Emirates main imports are pearls and other precious metals and stones, machinery, sound recorders and transport vehicles. UAEs import partners are China, India and the United States.

With a large expatriate population and one of the most liberal trade nations in the Gulf, a UK business exporting to UAE could have many advantages, including its proximity to other Gulf markets, there is no taxation on personal income and capital gains, and it’s ranked thirty-first  in the World Bank’s ease of doing business report.

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Country Profile

CapitalUnited Arab Emirates???????? ??????? ??????? (Arabic)Dawlat-al-Im?r?t al-'Arab?yah al-Mutta?idah Flag Emblem Anthem:???? ????? "??iy Bil?d?""Long Live my Nation" Location of United Arab Emirates(green) in the Arabian Peninsula(white) Abu Dhabi
Population 9,400,000
Area 83,600  km2 (32,300 sq mi)
km2 (114th)
Currency UAE dirham
GDP
Languages Arabic

United Arab Emirates: Imports Profile

Imports from United Arab Emirates

Imports from United Arab Emirates: $246.9 billion
Import commodities:Machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, food
Top import destinations:China 15.5%, India 12.7%, United States 9.6%, Germany 6.8%, United Kingdom 4.3% (2015)
GDP growth (annual %)

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Country Profile

CapitalUnited Arab Emirates???????? ??????? ??????? (Arabic)Dawlat-al-Im?r?t al-'Arab?yah al-Mutta?idah Flag Emblem Anthem:???? ????? "??iy Bil?d?""Long Live my Nation" Location of United Arab Emirates(green) in the Arabian Peninsula(white) Abu Dhabi
Population 9,400,000
Area 83,600  km2 (32,300 sq mi)
km2 (114th)
Currency UAE dirham
GDP
Languages Arabic

0.24

Econ Complexity 31st of 89
1980
2016

$98.8B

Exports 29th of 120
1980
2016

$184B

Imports 20th of 120
1980
2016

$72.4k

GDP Per Capita 2nd of 89
1990
2016
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