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Econoist artlice on the UAE business climate
Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the largest and the wealthiest two Emirates, dominate the UAE economy. It is a rich and open economy with a high per capita income and a sizable annual trade surplus.
Economic diversification in recent years has reduced the portion of GDP based on oil and gas to 25%.
Ranking of key business barameters for the UAE
Under the Emirate-based tax decrees, CIT may be imposed on all companies (including branches and permanent establishments ) at rates of up to 55%. However, in practice, CIT is currently only enforced in respect of corporate entities engaged in the production of oil and gas or extraction of other...
The Personal Income Tax Rate in the United Arab Emirates stands at 0 percent.
What exists in the United Arab Emirates – a marginal customs duty on goods imported into the main territory averaging 5%.
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