Health Cert requirement for British biz selling FOB Chinese factory to Saudi Arabia



We are a British exporter and are looking to export sugar confectionery from our Chinese facility FOB to our client in Saudi.

The Saudi importer has requested a Health Certificate.

Is this a requirement as there is no animal by product in the ingredients?

I have looked up the requirements if I was supplying from the UK and that according to DEFRA there is no requirement for sugar confectionery. I look forward to your advice.



Hello Steven,
I will speak to my Saudi agents on this as we do foodstuffs on cross trades from China to Saudi Arabia and haven’t heard of them requiring a Health Certificate. It could be a new requirement if you email me the details I will look at it and revert.

Best Regards
Ian Robery
Business Development Manager
STI Global Logistics Ltd
Unit 1 Lords Court
Cricketers Way
Basildon Essex SS13 1SS
Tel: +44 (0)1268 289653
Mobile: +44 (0)7554 117585
Fax: +44 (0)1268 289649
Email: [email protected]


Hi Steven

If you would like to contact me I can have the Scottish Enterprise International Trade Support technical team look into this for you, it’s a free service for Scottish companies..


Neil Fraser
Advisor to Scottish Enterprise International Trade Support
075 84992414
[email protected]

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