Article 30 – Zero-rating the export of goods
1. The Direct Export shall be subject to the zero rate if the following conditions are met:
a. The Goods are physically exported to a place outside the Implementing States or are put into a customs suspension regime in accordance with GCC Common Customs Law within 90 days of the date of the supply.
b. Official and commercial evidence of Export or customs suspension is retained by the exporter.
2. An Indirect Export shall be subject to the zero rate if the following conditions are met:
a. The Goods are physically exported to a place outside the Implementing States or are put into a customs suspension regime in accordance with GCC Common Customs Law, within 90 days of the date of the supply under an arrangement agreed by the supplier and the Overseas Customer at or before the date of supply.
b. The Overseas Customer obtains official and commercial evidence of Export or customs suspension in accordance with GCC Common Customs Law, and provides the supplier with a copy of this.
c. The Goods are not used or altered in the time between supply and Export or customs suspension, except to the extent necessary to prepare the Goods for Export or customs suspension.
d. The Goods do not leave the State in the possession of a passenger or crew member of an aircraft or ship.
3. For the purposes of this Article, a movement of Goods into a Designated Zone from a place in the State or a supply of Goods to a Designated Zone shall not be considered an Export of those Goods.
4. For the purposes of Clauses 1 and 2 of this Article:
a. “Official evidence” means Export documents issued by the local Emirate Customs Department in respect of Goods leaving the State.
b. “Commercial evidence” shall include any the following:
1) Airway bill.
2) Bill of lading.
3) Consignment note.
4) Certificate of shipment.
5. The evidence obtained as proof of Export, whether official or commercial, must identify the following:
a. The supplier.
b. The consignor.
c. The Goods.
d. The value.
e. The Export destination.
f. The mode of transport and route of the export movement.
6. The Authority may specify alternative forms of evidence according to the nature of the Export or the nature of the Goods being exported.
7. The Authority may extend the 90-day period mentioned in Clauses 1 and 2 of this Article, if the Authority has determined, after the supplier has applied in writing, that either of the following apply:
a. Circumstances beyond the control of the Supplier and the Recipient of Goods have prevented, or will prevent, the Export of the Goods within 90 days of the date of supply.
b. Due to the nature of the supply, it is not practicable for the supplier to Export the Goods, or a class of the Goods, within 90 days of the date of supply.
8. An Indirect Export would include a supply of Goods in a departure area of an airport or port to a passenger of an aircraft or a vessel if:
a. The Goods are intended to leave the State in the possession of the passenger.
b. The supplier has obtained and retained evidence, such as the details of the boarding pass of the passenger, that the passenger intends to leave for a destination outside the Implementing States.
9. If the Person required to Export the Goods in accordance with this Article does not do so within the period of 90 days or a longer period that the Authority has allowed under Clause 7 of this Article, Tax shall be charged on the supply at the rate that would have been due on the supply if it was made in the State.
10. For the purposes of this Article a supply of Goods shall be subject to the zero rate if Goods that would otherwise have been exported are destroyed or cease to exist in circumstances beyond the control of both the supplier and the Recipient of the Goods.
11. Customs Departments shall check to confirm the type and quantity of the exported goods with its export documents.