Tax: up to 15%

Duties: up to 5%

Restricted items: COO prohibitions, second-hand goods, items from certain countries

Non-working days: Sunday and Public Holidays

Lead times: 6-7 weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder

Prominent Languages: Arabic

The Complexities of Importing into Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is an extremely complex country and requires extensive compliance. Approval time for compliance documents is lengthy taking up to seven working days. Saudi Arabia has an extensive list of additional restricted items, all of which need additional compliance. These include mainly consumer items such as laptops and cell phones. Photographs of the goods are also needed, regardless of HS code or country of origin.  

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Saudi Arabia

As Saudi Arabia is such a complex import destination with numerous restrictions on countries of origin and HS codes it is extremely important you use a reliable IOR. TecEx has facilitated hundreds of successful shipments into Saudi Arabia for a range of clients. We help you ensure your goods arrive safely in the quickest time possible by handling all compliance on your behalf.

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