Saudi Arabian Import Duties

Question

Hello

I have read that Import duty and taxes are due when importing goods into Saudi Arabia whether by a private individual or a commercial entity. The valuation method is CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight), which means that the import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the complete shipping value, which includes the cost of the imported goods, the cost of freight, and the cost of insurance.

No taxes are applicable other than import duty.
Duty rates in Saudi Arabia vary from 0% to 50%, with the average duty rate at 4.58%. Some products can be imported free of duty (e.g. books, laptops and other electronic products).

I would like to know what the import duty is for pumps for the Oil and Gas Industry.

Thank you

Answer

Hi
Further to your question on duty rates in UAE, I can confirm that for this commodity and based on a HS Code of: 8413 1900 90 the Import Duty rate will be 5% based on value on the commercial Invoice.

I have an agents in Dubai that takes care of this and clearance for our many UAE Clients. If you would like assistance further especially with the shipping please contact me on the below.

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: irobery@stigl.co.uk
Website: www.stigl.co.uk

Answer

Hi I noticed that the previous respondant gave you the import duty rate for the UAE, not Saudi Arabia; this should be the same for both countries, as each country is a member of the GCC, (Gulf Cooperation Council), which is a customs union.

You can check import duty rates for Saudi Arabia and other overseas countries by going to:
http://madb.europa.eu/madb/datasetPreviewFormATpubli.htm?datacat_id=AT&from=publi . You will need to know the customs tariff number for the product.

Answer

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website www.hmrc.gov.uk under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

Further detailed information regarding exporting goods outside the EU can be found on our website by using the following link:

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_ShowContent&propertyType=document&resetCT=true&id=HMCE_PROD1_032667

You may find the Export Best Practice Guide particularly helpful

I would also suggest that you contact the Customs Authorities in Saudi Arabia to ascertain the import duty rates and if there are any restrictions on importing the items.

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

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