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Saudi Arabia

Please find updates and service restrictions concerning shipping to Saudi Arabia below:

General Information for Saudi Arabia

The working week in Saudi Arabia is Sunday to Thursday.

Customs regulations apply for international destinations. Please refer to our Customs Information.

The de minimis limit for Saudi Arabia (i.e. the value of goods that can be imported duty free) is 1,000 SAR. However, taxes still apply.

Non document shipments require the receiver's ID number. The term ID will not necessarily be recognised In Saudi Arabia, the terms used are:

  • Commercial Record number (CR) - (Businesses)
  • National ID number or Resident ID for expats (Iqama) - (Private Individuals)

Failure to provide the above requirements may result in:

  • Delayed customs clearance and delivery
  • Confiscation of the shipment by SA customs authority
  • Return at shipper's expense

Online Sellers

From January 1st 2020, as part of the Saudi Arabia E-commerce Law, all online marketplaces and e-commerce platforms selling to customers in Saudi Arabia are required to announce duties, VAT and other destination charges.

These include:

  • The cost of transportation from the origin country as per the agreed rate between the shipping provider (e.g. Transglobal Express) and the e-commerce platform
  • High value shipments subject to Saudi Customs Duty and VAT
  • High value shipments subject to Saudi government Smart System Fees (FASAH)
  • All dutiable shipments subject to Saudi declaration form fees
  • Low value shipments subject to VAT
  • All shipments subject to disbursement fees at destination
  • COD collection of Value of Goods

If any of these fees are not announced to customers in advance, online sellers are subject to permanent or temporary blocking of their website and/or a penalty exceeding SR 100,000 per violation.

Carrier Information for Saudi Arabia

DHL Express shipping information for Saudi Arabia

DHL Express Services

FedEx shipping information for Saudi Arabia

FedEx Services

TG Economy Direct shipping information for Saudi Arabia

TG Economy Direct Services

TG Express shipping information for Saudi Arabia

TG Express Services

TG International shipping information for Saudi Arabia

TG International Services

UPS shipping information for Saudi Arabia

UPS Services

Please note: This is not a comprehensive list of customs restrictions and is provided for guidance only. Please consult the relevant customs authorities for further clarification and the most up-to-date advice.

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