Effective December 15, 2016, the Saudi Arabia Customs Authority has strictly reinforced the customs regulatory requirements for non-document shipments inbound to Saudi Arabia.
The regulatory requirements are:
- Any commercial shipment exceeding USD 2,600 in value requires a Certificate of Origin (COO) and a Commercial Invoice (CI), both legalized by the Chamber of Commerce or the Saudi Consulate at origin.
- Shipments subject to further regulatory requirements should be supported by a Certificate of Conformity (COC) or any equivalent documentation.
- Any personal shipment exceeding USD 2,600 in value requires a copy of the customer ID to complete the clearance by the Saudi Customs.
- Any shipment (personal and commercial) exceeding USD 10,000 in value requires a proof of payment.
All shippers need to fully comply with the FedEx Service Reference Guide (SRG). Shipper’s and recipient’s sections in both the Air Waybill and invoice must be legible and accurately complete.
Shipments missing required paperwork or information will be immediately returned to the shipper as per the regulations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.