Sugary drinks, e-cigarettes to cost more in UAE from December 1

Establishments urged to register online.

UAE announced on Monday that the new selective tax on electronic cigarettes and sweetened beverages will come into effect from this year.

The Federal Tax Authority announced that the new selective tax on the e-cigarettes and sweetened drinks would be applied from December 1, 2019.

The FTA added that according to two Cabinet decisions and the Ministry of Finance, all producers and importers of e-smoking devices and its liquids, and sweetened beverages should register in the authority’s system if they haven’t until now.

The authority stressed that establishment may face fines and be penalised if they happen to not complete their registration processes.


Source Khaleej Time

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