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GCC Unified VAT Accord Comes into Effect - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Riyadh-The Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) unified selective excise tax and the unified value-added tax (VAT) agreements have come into effect after ratification by the UAE.

The General Secretariat of the GCC has received the UAE’s ratification documents for the two agreements.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the secretariat said: “The UAE is the second state to submit the two ratification documents to the secretariat.”

“The two agreements become effective when the second state submits the ratification documents to the secretariat,” it added.

“Hence, the GCC unified selective excise tax and the VAT agreements have come into force,” the statement added.