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THE REGULATION:

Following products are classified as carbonated drinks for the purposes of the excise tax that is currently implemented in GCC. 

  • Any aerated beverage except;
  • Any concentrates, powder, gel, or extracts that can be transformed into an aerated beverage.  

TAX RATE:

50% on the retail price. 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:

All the GCC countries except Kuwait.

THE EXEMPTION:

Non-flavored aerated beverage are exempted from carbonated drink excise tax. 

AVOID THE TAX:

If your product does not strictly fall under the category of carbonated drinks as mentioned above then there is a possibility of getting the exemption, even though it may not fall under the excepted category above. But to be able to get the exemption we need to classify your products accordingly.

Please contact us at enquiries@gulftrade.co.uk to know more on how to avoid getting taxed and staying competitive in the market.