The consignee / agent must obtain a shipment list from the shipping agent and submit the original standard trade documents as follows:
Invoice - Generated by the exporter and addressed to the importer providing details including quantity, description of goods and total value of each item imported.
Certificate of Origin (SKA / COO) - This document provides information about the country of origin of the goods and has been approved by the Chamber of Commerce in the country of origin.
Packing List - The packing list must also include weight, packing method, and HS code for each type of item shipped.
Import Permit - This permit must be obtained from the relevant competent authority if the imported goods fall into the category of limited goods or goods that are exempted from import duty.
Bill of Entry (Sea Route) or Airway Bill (Air Line) - For food and beverage products, several additional certificates are required, including:
Original Health Certificate - This certificate must be issued by the authorized government agency in the country of origin, which certifies that the product shipped is fit for human consumption
Original Halal Certificate - This certificate must be issued by an Islamic institution / institution that has received recognition from the government of the country of origin, and Islamic institutions / institutions that issue this halal certificate must be registered with the Ministry of Environment and Water of the UAE (UAE Ministry of Environment and Water - MOEW).