UAE-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement CEPA

Comprehensive Economic
Partnership Agreement

The UAE signed its first bilateral trade agreement with India on 18 February 2022 and aims to deepen ties with strategic partners around the world. This is in pursuit of the UAE’s Projects of the 50, a series of bold initiatives driving the nation’s next phase of sustainable development. It will enter into force on 1 May 2022.

Main Benefits

  • Simpler customs
  • Clear and transparent rules on trade
  • Lower tariffs
  • Enhanced market access
  • Government procurement opportunities
  • Greater information and guidance for SMEs

CEPA Key Fields

  • Trade in Goods
  • Rules of Origin
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  • Technical Barriers to Trade
  • Customs Procedures and Trade Facilitation
  • Trade Remedies
  • Trade in Services
  • Digital Trade
  • Government Procurement
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Economic Cooperation

The India-UAE CEPA includes 18 chapters and 11 annexes, View the agreement PDF

UAE exporters can now benefit from greater market access through preferential tariff rates. Some products will be subject to zero tariffs from day one - others will see them reduced over time. To determine the tariff classification (your HS code for your product), review the dashboard and find the tariff line description that best represents your product. From there you can view the preferential tariff rate for your product and estimate the charges.

Indian Offer to UAE in Market
Access of Goods

UAE’s most positively impacted sectors

  • Other Metals (i.e., copper, nickel, aluminum, lead, zinc, etc.)
  • Other Manufacturing (i.e., furniture, bedding, mattresses, cushions, lamps, light fittings, etc.)
  • Other Mining (i.e., ores, slag and rush, mineral fuels, oils, and waxes, fertilizers, etc.)
  • Construction
  • Water
  • Trade
  • Communications
  • Healthcare
  • Public Admin
  • Real Estate
  • Metals and Minerals
  • Chemicals
  • Iron Steel
  • Wood Products
  • Hotels & Restaurants

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UAE’s most positively impacted service sectors

  • Communications
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate
  • Hotels & Restaurants
  • Hotels & Restaurants
  • Electricity
  • Road Transport
  • Education

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