The following information applies to shipments with a value of US$100 or above destined for Saudi Arabia (as of the January 2012):
- Your commercial registration number should be clearly displayed on invoices and Waybills
- You should check to see if your goods require certification from the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
- Certificates must accompany your invoice and be issued from a recognised inspection company from the country of origin
- The 6-digit HS number along with a full description of your goods should be displayed on your customs invoice
- High-value shipments (over US $2,500) must be accompanied by a Certificate of Origin
- Telecommunications equipment needs prior approval from the Communications & Information Technology Commission (CITC)
- Medicines, vitamins, cosmetics and food will need to be approved by the Saudi Food & Drug agency
- Passport or personal identification numbers should be quoted on the paperwork if you are shipping to an individual
The Saudi Arabia Customs Authority has recently issued a new customs clearance requirement for both importers and exporters. This process requires the sender/shipper to present evidence, at the time of customs clearance, of the financial transaction between the seller and the buyer of the goods being imported to, or exported from, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For example the financial transaction could be payment via cash, Letter of Credit, electronic remittance or any other legitimate financial means.
Please note Transglobal Express is unable to offer any further advice on the above and kindly request customers seek advice from the relevant government authorities for further clarification.