January 7, 2019
FTA Introduce “Digital Tax Stamp (DTS)” has been introduced in the UAE by the FTA and is applicable for all Tobacco Products.
This control program required all manufacturers and stakeholders of tobacco products to implement and comply with the new rules and regulations on the importation and trading of tobacco in the UAE.
The DTS comprises of a unique pack marker and code which allows the product to be digitally traced from the manufacturing plant to the Emirate in which the distribution will occur. The aim is to better support reduction measures targeting illicit tobacco trading.
Manufacturers of Tobacco products will be required to apply the high-security stamps and digital codes on all cigarette packaging imported into the UAE. The aim of this is to facilitate the FTA in the control and collection of imposed taxes on cigarette products sold in the UAE for both imported and locally manufactured products. The authorities will be better able to exercise audits on the supply chain, identifying the source and distribution of illicit cigarettes. This, in turn, will satisfy standards dictated by the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) via enabling track and trace of compliant tobacco products.
Cigarette/Tobacco Manufacturers can upgrade their current manufacturing process and purchase the necessary tax stamper equipment via Domino.