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To export Saudi Arabia, you must remember these important notes.

  • Author:Cynthia
  • Release Date:2018-05-05
Saudi Arabia, as a major trading partner in East Africa, has a lot of trade, so what needs to be paid attention to in Saudi Arabia? The following search network makes a sort of arrangement for everybody to carry on the reference.
Exported to Saudi customs clearance documents, generally includes the bill of lading, invoice, packing list, SOSA certificate, certificate of origin, etc., the invoice certification, certificate of origin and SASO certification more troublesome, need to focus on.
Main contents include:
· SASO certification details.
· CO (CO)
· invoice certification
· latest requirements of Saudi customs.
· the list of 57 commodities prohibited by Saudi customs.
1 SASO certificate
Introduction of certification
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for imported and domestic local products to carry out compulsory standards plan, in order to ensure public health, the safety of the consumer, Saudi local security, islamic moral and the environment, and guard against trade fraud. The Saudi ministry of commerce and trade (MoCI) is responsible for ensuring that imports of Saudi products comply with local standards and that Saudi Arabia's local products are jointly managed and implemented by the Saudi council, the ministry of agriculture and the ministry of commerce and trade.
In 2004, Saudi Arabia will decree no. 6386, changes to the original conformity certification program, all consumer goods are included in the scope of the regulation of the plan, these goods must provide a valid certificate of conformity (CoC), can only be allowed to enter the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
All adults and children in their homes, offices or entertainment facilities, all motor vehicles and spare parts, and construction products.
There are seven categories:
Category 1: toys
Category 2: electrical and electronic products.
Category 3: automobile products.
Category 4: chemical products.
Category five: cosmetics.
Category 6: machinery
Category 7: other products.
The following are not consumer products: medical devices; Medical products; Food; Military products.
Product certification model
Many people who apply for SASO certification do not know which model to apply for, and there is no long-term effective saso-coc certificate. In fact, the CoC currently used for customs clearance is one-off, even if it is "registration mode" or "type approval mode", it cannot be used directly for customs clearance.
You can choose the following patterns according to the specific situation:
Disposable mode
Exporters provide test report, packing list and invoice, application form, authorization (INTERTEK requirements), product pictures and packing requirements (SGS) data - > to the license issuing agency authorized by the Saudi apply for one-time COC certificate of conformity to the license issuing agency will first after receipt of the information to the application for data review - such as found that the problem - would put forward rectification - such as no problem is approved - payment issued by the inspection notice and payment notice to the applicant to provide water single to his body, his agency to arrange inspector to on-site inspection to the inspection is completed, if the inspection found that the problem to the inspection again, if the inspection qualified - will inform inspection The goods have been qualified. The applicant shall provide the final packing list invoice to the issuing authority, issuing the certificate of the certificate issued by the issuing authority, verifying it, issuing the COC certificate and sending it to the applicant. This is a one-time SASO certification application process.
This approach is best suited for exporters with very few shipments, and the risk is that each shipment must be sampled. Manufacturers unpredictable sampling test site before the inspection, and testing laboratory in the testing process does not contact the manufacturer, whatever the outcome, the test report will be submitted directly CO, once the test is not passed, cannot get the CoC certificate, need to arrange the inspection.
The largest number of exporters chose this type of authentication mode, accounting for 80%.
Registration mode
Provided by the factory or the exporter of the whole project test report, registration form, authorization data to to the license issuing agency to apply for registration mode, a releasing authority shall accept and review - if data audit through will not require repair and audit through to issue a draft SASO certificate of registration, the applicant, when confirmed model registration certificate issued to obtain registration mode after the SASO certificate, the applicant or the exporter provide packing list and invoice and application form, the registration certificate scan - to the license issuing agency to apply for COC certificate - a releasing authority shall review, If there is no problem to issue the inspection notice, the payment will be arranged, and the inspection will be completed. If the goods are inspected, the COC certificate will be issued and the certificate will be reinspected.
In the registration mode, it is convenient to have a license issuing authority to do the registration mode certificate. It is not necessary to inspect the goods every time, and can deduct 30% to 40% of the inspection proportion. If there are 1-20 goods per year, it is recommended to select the registration certificate of the institution.
This method reduced the test before shipment, in principle, only occasionally sampling observation, the number of sampling and a reflection of the product in the Saudi market have a certain relationship. Of course, good or bad relations with the certification body, also have a little relationship, as long as your products are in complete accord with before shipment of the product, sometimes if the shipment very urgent, you can talk with his agency coordination, exempted from inspection application. This is also the advantage of applying for the registration certificate.
Type approval mode
By the factory apply for type approval (must be factory) to license issuing agency for factory inspection, sampling test - if the factory inspection and sample test is qualified to issue a type approval certificate, unqualified rectification, until qualified. Type approval certificate, apply to the license issuing agency for COC certificate, general will request the inspection for the first time, after the second time, will not be required inspection, provide the packing list and invoice, form and type approval certificate scanning to his center, general can issue the COC certificate. This is the advantage of type approval certificate. It's just more trouble.
This approach can not only save time, please before shipment inspection fee or simplify the repetitive application process, and can guarantee delivery time, which is part of the shipment is frequent and scale is larger, apply to pay attention to quality and credibility of big companies. The certificate shall be valid for one year, but the annual inspection report and annual fee shall be submitted for renewal.
Saudi Arabia's ICCP plan has amended the requirements of route 3, which allows for direct application of type approval permits. The original SASO ICCP plan requires only route 2 to adopt approach 3.
Note: some products are special, the process is a little different, and the regulatory agencies are different, so the above content is just a rough process. The specific situation should be based on reality. The above process is for reference only.
Certification inspection requires supervision of products.
Toys, auto parts (limited to these parts: brake pad, brake disc, filter, suspension system, drive shaft, the inside of the car glass products such as toughened glass Windows), motor vehicle passenger car with inflatable tires, electric heater, water heater, such as hot kettle, hair dryer, mobile phone charger, adapter, plug and socket.
Inspection instructions.
1. Label language: English or Arabic.
2. Instruction, warning: Arabic or Arabic + English.
3. MADE IN CHINA shall be printed on the product and package or on the label. (MADE IN CHINA must be non-removable IN the product and package, and cannot be attached with ordinary sticker)
4. Voltage: 220v-240v or 220V; Current: 60Hz or 50/60hz; The voltage frequency must be 220V/60Hze
5. Plug: the plug must be in the English tripod (BS1363 plug)
6. All hand-held power tools and household items must have an Arabic instruction manual.
7. No SASO LOGO is allowed to be displayed on the product or package without SASO registration authorization, so that the goods will not be cleared by Saudi customs at the destination port.
Charge standard
From October 1, 2014, SGS, INTERTEK, TUV, BV, CVC, NEMKO license issuing agency about Saudi Arabia SASO certification inspection fee charging standard with full update, no longer according to the container charge, but according to the value of the charge, standard is as follows:

Note: the above fees are subject to a 6% value-added tax. If you choose Hong Kong's issuing company, you will need to add a fee of 6%. The cost of supervision will be increased by $100.
CQC China quality certification center, now still in accordance with the original charge standard for the inspection fee, $60000 FOB value of less than, the minimum $300 inspection fee, value $60000 at 0.5% above usd charge. The travel expenses of the surveyor are not calculated in the inspection fee and are reimbursed according to actual expenses.
INTERTEK, SGS and BV are the issuing institutions. If they are not in remote cities, they generally do not receive travel expenses, and other agencies generally charge travel expenses. This is probably the most advantageous place for INTERTEK, SGS and BV.
, issue a certificate after special remind: if found a mistake on the certificate, the certificate or accidentally damaged, needs to be a copy of the certificate, be sure to send back to the original certificate of his body, otherwise can't fill do, remember!
In addition to emphasize that as a result of the SASO certification process is a form of test report and inspection, decided to do the certification must be before goods hair go, have to do to do first test report and inspection, to apply for certification.
2 certificate of origin CO
Certificate of origin shall be issued by the manufacturer or exporter, including the name of the vessel (flight), the date of shipment, the name of the manufacturer of all the goods, the nationality, and the address with the name of the street. In addition, all goods or components must be specified. A paragraph should be made to declare that the document is true and accurate and signed into effect. If the goods are not unique to the exporter, a notarized additional statement is required.
The certificate of origin also includes the name and address of the Saudi importer, the description of the goods and the address of the shipping company.
The general export of Saudi clients requires a lot of CO (CO) CO (CO) issued by ccpit, and then the seal of the chamber of commerce in the fifth column, the certificate of origin certification. The certificate of origin can be handled before and after the opening of the ship. The certificate of origin can be issued by a third party company, showing the double head, the agent company is looking up O/B, or VIA the company, not affecting the customs clearance.
3. Invoice certification
Export to Saudi Arabia, the guest will ask the invoice to do business will be certified. This goes to the ccpit, there is no big problem.
But a lot of guests will ask invoice low open, namely the invoice amount is much lower than the real amount of customs declaration, and in some areas of ccpit certificate invoice need to customs declaration advance record sheet, this let us exporters hard. In case of this situation, please be careful to handle, or ask your agent, forwarder in detail.
New requirements for Saudi customs.
According to the requirements of the Saudi customs, from now on, all shipments to Saudi Arabia must be shown after the consignee's address:
1. Consignee Importer Number
2. Consignee CR Number
3. Consignee Mobile Number
If the consignee is "To Order" or "To Order of Bank", the above three Numbers must be shown at the address of the notify party.
The Consignee CR Number is the abbreviation of Consignee Customs Registration Number, which refers to the Registration Number of the Consignee of import and export goods in the Customs. Customs regulation "All shipments should have an Importer/Exporter Customs Registration Number." this is go to the Customs for Registration of import and export company, is not the HS Code.
The consignee's customs registration code requires the foreign trade operator to request the customer and explain the customs regulations to the customer to avoid the misunderstanding.
In addition, all bills of lading to Saudi Arabia do not accept the following:
1. The consignee or notifier is not an Arab company or individual;
2. The bill of lading shows that the goods will be transported by land to countries other than Saudi Arabia.
The main ports involved are: JEDDAH JEDDAH, DAMMAM damman, RIYADH RIYADH.
Saudi customs prohibits the import of 57 goods.
Saudi customs has warned traders not to transfer the goods or enter Saudi territory. There are 57 categories of prohibited goods, as follows:
1. Pig, pork, lard, bristle, pig intestines, pig's limbs and all things in pigs;
2. Dogs, not hounds, dogs, and dogs, but these must be certified by the relevant authorities of the exporting country, and must be certified by the Saudi embassy and veterinary quarantine;
3. Frog meat;
4. Including all kinds of narcotics and similar articles;
5. All food made from animal blood;
6. Alcohol and various alcohol-based narcotics, distilling apparatus for distilling alcohol, and substances specially used for distilling alcohol;
7. Books that reach the business volume;
8. Blank invoices with names of foreign foreign companies;
9. Various tobacco products;
10. Cross, and bearing, carved, painted cross or relevant words publications and books, and violation of Islam, civilization and other publications law publications, films and tapes;
11. After recycling, it is used to repackage the empty bottles marked with the manufacturer.
12. In violation of laws and regulations and mass culture, the import stereoscopic images of sales volume are reached;
13. Various tools and equipment for betting and gambling;
14. Old tires and retread tyres;
15. The Christmas tree.
16. Various weapons and military equipment and their spare parts and ammunition (with the exception of government procurement);
17. A night-vision device that can see objects in the dark, take pictures at night and lock objects;
18. All kinds of explosives, combustors, cold salts and other related chemicals (except for formal permits);
19. Various fireworks;
20. Failing to comply with the pharmacy practice law and the provisions of the pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical administration law, the drug or other drugs that are not marked with the ingredients and various ingredients in the drug or the accompanying instructions;
21. The government emblem, the two swords, the middle of a tall, leafy date palm tree;
22. The nutmeg fruit, seeds, and pulverized flour are allowed to be imported with nutmeg mixed with other ingredients, but not more than 20% of nutmeg.
23. A certificate (religious term) for the slaughter of livestock at the time of the hajj, the deputy, the redemption and the good;
24. Perspective camera;
25. Massage equipment which is contrary to culture in display;
26. Children with a radius of less than 50 cm and equipped with gasoline, natural gas or combustible engines use cars and bicycles. Vehicles with a battery-driven speed of more than 10 kilometers per hour;
27. A master key for opening doors and cars;
28. Alarm;
29. Masquerading as a mask;
30. Import empty bags with trademarks, food or fertilizer instructions and company logos, except those required by state-owned companies;
31. A transparent black coat for women, even for personal use;
32. A variety of knives for the purpose of attack, whether or not they are open;
33. Entertainment devices that give off hysterical laughter;
34. Atron (chemical);
35. Needle pen;
36. Goods with foreign flags prominently displayed prominently;
37. The doping;
38. With "messenger, may Allah bless him and give him peace" seal mould;
39. Products with public figures and portraits;
40. Kfir skin;
41. Radio transmitting equipment (video transmission);
42. Video telephone;
43. A bag containing a radio, a tape recorder, and an alarm device.
44. Music card;
45. Similar antennas and radio telephones used in police cars;
46. Counterfeit money;
47. Bread producing additive containing potassium and other substances;
48. A dual exhaust pipe with a power of 450 horsepower;
49. A device placed behind a driver to warn against sleepiness;
A badge with an eagle;
51. A device that changes the sound;
52. Perspective glasses (using lasers);
53. Shining shoes with mercury;
54. Many of the drivers put their hand toys in their cars;
55. Video game consoles;
56. Sky house (kerb) stereo sign;
57. Hex star (jewish sign).