Export/ Import/ Transit of Waste material as per Basel convention including electronic waste, waste batteries etc., within Dubai Ports without approval from the Competent Authorities of UAE is strictly prohibited.
Fertilizers & Manure stuffed in loose form n containers: This is banned into the UAE. Import of such commodities can however be undertaken provided these are properly packed into bags that are well secured.
Import of Gutka / Betel leaves / Miraj / Sandal wood / Used Tyres / Shredded Tyres / Used Batteries / used tyres in containers are banned into UAE Ports.
Used Vehicle Spare Parts are allowed only in Sharjah and other UAE ports subject to approval based on consignees importing licence / clearance acceptance plus shipper indemnity for acceptance of all cost in case consignee abandon shipment
Liquor/Alcoholic drinks: Import of liquor into the ports of Jebel Ali is considered to be a cumbersome task by Consignees due to various restrictions and high customs duties (50% of value). Buyers of this commodity prefer to take delivery in the smaller feeder ports like Ajman and Fujairah where the customs rules are more import friendly.
As in the case of other dutiable products mentioned above, this commodity cannot move on a through b/l to inland ports by road as this means customs clearance in JAL by paying a customs duty of 50% of the value of the commodity which the buyers do not want to pay.
IMO 2.1: Gas Lighters and Gas laden containers are only accepted for local import with delivery to be taken by the consignee in Jebel Ali. During the period 15th June through 15th September, imports of IMO 2.1 are banned completely. In case containers with this cargo land in Jebel Ali during this time, the Port Authorities will arrange for units to be stored in a safe and protected area with 4 hrs fireguard resent at a cost of USD 25/hr per unit from the time of discharge till the time of loading, in addition to one time transportation cost of USD 225 to/from safety area.