UAE: Cigarettes Without Digital Stamp Considered Illegal

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The sale and possession of cigarettes which do not bear Digital Tax Stamps will be prohibited across the UAE, from today (August 1) according to a press statement by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA).

Two types of stamps have been approved, including ‘Red’, which is placed on tobacco products’ packaging at local markets and duty-free arrival lounges; and ‘Green’, which is marked on tobacco products sold at duty-free departure lounges.

The move is part of the FTA’s ‘Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products Scheme’, which was launched in early 2019 and aims to guarantee safe tobacco products in the UAE.

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