Saudi Arabia

Export to Saudi Arabia:

For the last few years, imports regulations have been marked by a considerable relaxation. The main provisions in this area may be summed up as follows:

? The list of products prohibited to exported to Saudi Arabia is limited to goods: alcoholic drinks, drugs, pork meat.

  • The import of some products such as arms and ammunition, and pharmaceutical products is submitted to the authorization of the competent Ministry.
  • Finally, cinematographic productions and publications must be submitted to the prior censure of the Ministry of Information.

The following documents are also required to export to Saudi Arabia:

  •  A copy of bill of lading;
  • A delivery order issued by the carrier or its representatives;
  • An original copy of the certificate of origin
  • A copy of the insurance policy if goods are insured.
  • Packing List.

HALAL Certificate: For all meat products (for more details about HALAL Certification visit HALAL section of the Irish Islamic Chamber of Commerce Website).

Other formalities and documents

Any goods forwarded to Saudi Arabia must be coupled with a sales invoice, written in Arabic or English and as well as with a certificate attesting goods origin ;

In fields of agro-food industries and environment protection, goods must be conform with the standards established by the Saudi Arabian Standards Organisation (SASO).

As concerns food products, sanitary and analysis certificates are often compulsory.