Like many countries, bringing in dual-use tech goods to Kuwait in line with global trade rules requires a registered entity. In Kuwait, this role is taken up by the Importer of Record (IOR), who handles the responsibilities and risks of making sure shipments comply with import regulations within the country.
In Kuwait, the process of getting your shipping documents approved is extremely long and strict. It’s essential to complete all required paperwork thoroughly before the inspection. Once your pre-shipment documents are ready, they will then need to be attested by the chamber before they can be approved by customs.
All IT and tech-related equipment will also require further approval from the Kuwait Conformity Assurance Scheme (KUCAS). KUCAS ensures that all regulated products, whether imported or locally produced, meet Kuwait’s Technical Regulations. As part of the role of the IOR, TecEx can ensure that your shipment meets the standards of the KUCAS in-person inspection and receives approval hassle-free.
Kuwait is quite rigid about not taking anything that comes from Israel. Plus, there are some tough restrictions on bringing in second-hand IT goods. That’s where TecEx comes in – we can help you out with your Kuwait shipments and provide guidance on second-hand and refurbished goods.
Despite these challenges, the Kuwaiti government has recently implemented regulatory reforms to attract foreign investment and foster innovation, which is expected to create a more appealing market for tech companies wishing to expand into the region.