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Saudi Import Customs Duty Update – 10 June 2020

Saudi Import Customs Duty Update


On 10 June 2020, the General Authority of Saudi Customs implemented an increase in the customs duty rates of more than 2000 tariff Lines of the KSA Integrated Customs Tariffs.

On initial review of the rise in import duties, the increase in customs duty levied on goods range from 0.5% to as high as 15% across categories. Importers must engage with a careful review of HSCodes/ classifications applied in customs data declarations to avoid incorrect costs/ penalties.


GCC Customs Clearance updates – February 2020

GCC Customs Updates – Feb 2020

UAE & KSA aim to boost cross trade through the implementation of TIR operation, Abu Dhabi seems set to achieve 100% year on year growth in pre-clearance of goods and Oman suspends paper applications for tax and duty related matters.


Saudi Customs Asks Importers to Correct Import Misdeclarations

Saudi Customs launched a data correction program on 1 Jan 2020 enabling importers to voluntarily correct their import customs data misdeclarations.

Through the data correction initiative,  importers in Saudi Arabia can now submit requests to Saudi Customs to apply for correct customs fees related to the value, origin and type of goods that were misdeclared to Saudi Customs.


Dubai Shopping Festival: Shoppers, Ship More For Less!

DSF Shoppers Ship More For Less

The Middle East’s premier shopping extravaganza, Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) celebrates its 25th year now, and the DSF silver jubilee is set to delight shoppers from around the globe, 26 December 2019 – 01 Feb 2020.

Shoppers can now Ship More For Less, opting to use Alpha Cargo Services to get their awesome DSF shopping home without paying for excess baggage. Instead, ship your DSF shopping as cargo or unaccompanied baggage at a cost that matches the time when they want the shipment. 


Saudi Imports: New SASO SABER Certifications – 2020


SASO SABER Certifications 2020On 1 January 2020, imports to Saudi Arabia must adhere to newly approved Saudi Arabian Standards Organisation (SASO) technical regulations for 20 more product categories on the SABER certification platform, extending coverage on SASO’s electronic platform’s to a total of 40 product categories.


Road Feeder Services extends MH cargo network across KSA

RFS-extends-MH-Saudi-Arabia-coverageMalaysia Airlines operates daily flights into Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport – KAIA (JED) and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed International Airport – PMIA (MED), offering excellent connectivity from all 10 ASEAN countries, Australia and New Zealand to KSA.

Now, as Malaysia Airlines Cargo GSA – Saudi Arabia, we are elated to share:

The introduction of Road Feeder Services(RFS) from Jeddah and Madinah airports, extends the MH cargo network coverage to Riyadh and Dammam.