SAUDI ARABIA  (SA)

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Recipient is responsible for duties and taxes that are assessed by the country.

PRICE GROUP: 4

P.O. BOX ADDRESSES:
Accepted: Only with a correct city name, proper street address and/or a prominent landmark such as building name. In addition, an operational telephone number, preferably a landline (Telephone numbers having a prefix such as +96650 or +96656 are cell phone numbers). Expect delay in delivery.

DIMENSION NOTE:
Maximum Size: Total length and girth not to exceed 108 inches.
Individual dimensions not to exceed:
    Length - 46 Inches
    Width - 35 Inches
    Height - 46 Inches
Minimum Size: An envelope or package must be large enough to completely contain the Global Express Guaranteed Air Waybill (Shipping Label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings. The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and 9.5 inches long.

WEIGHT NOTE:
Total Not To Exceed 70 Lbs

VALUE LIMITS:
$2499.00

GIFT SHIPMENTS:
Acceptable: Duties/Taxes will be assessed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All liquid, chemical and powder shipments require a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) if quantity exceeds 100 ml. (3.4 ozs) per shipment.
All penalities imposed by customs will be billed to the account number listed on Air Waybill (Shipping Label). If cash customer, the charges will be billed to origin station.
All reagents shipments should have a Themometer inside the packaging (box), showing the average temperature for the package during the shipping process. The themometer has to be activated at the time of shipping.
Dhahran: 1 mobile allowed, a legalized original Certificate of Origin is required regardless of value and duty free entry if the declared value is below $100 US.
Electronics (especially Mobile Phones) should have Country of Manufacture clearly marked/engraved on the products. Any under valued shipment will be re-assessed by Customs and are subject to penalties in addition to clearance delays.
Laptops/Desktops for commercial use require a legalized Certificate of Origin, Commercial Invoice and Conformity Certificate in Jeddah and for other clearance ports based on the value threshold as mentioned under clearance information.
A Certificate of Conformity is required for certain commodities at the origin, regardless of the value and quantity. Genuine samples with limited quantity, items for laboratory testing and temporary import do not require a Certificate of Conformity. For detailed information, please visit http://www.customs.gov.sa. Certificate of Conformity eligibility is identified strictly through the Harmonized Code and shippers required to obtain the same from an authorized agent such as Intertek and SGS prior to move the shipments.
Any shipment containing jewelry for commercial use is prohibited.
GXG will accepts shipments of Israeli origin. However, this country may not allow such imports.
Shipments for government and military offices must bear the contact name, telephone number and telephone extension. Without this information the guard will not accept the package.
Shipments that are incorrectly declared will not be accepted. They will be confiscated and/or returned to the shipper. All related costs for destroy or return will be charged to the shipper.
Shipments that do not clear Customs (due to any reason) will be confiscated or returned to shipper; billing all related charges to the shippers account. Destroy requests from shipper/recipient cannot be entertained. Customs is not equipped with destroy facilities.
All Mobile phones undervalued will be re-assessed by Customs and is subject to penalities in addition to clearance delays.
An advancement fee of Saudi Riyals 100 (approximately $27 US) or 2% of the duty amount advanced whichever is greater is charged to Saudi Arabia recipient applicable for the duties/taxes marked as bill recipient.
Customs Bayan (Bill of Entry) charges of SR20 (approximately $5.43 US) is involved on the dutiable shipments.
Mobile phones into Saudi (Personal shipment): Riyadh: up to 2 mobile phones are duty free entry and no Certificate of Origin is required. If exceeds this limit, the requirements are the same as for commercial.
Prescription Drugs require a copy of the Saudi Food and Drug Administration Permit to be attached to the package or the commodity registration number must be listed on the Commercial Invoice. If not, the package will be returned to shipper at their expense.
Printer cartridges require import permit from Ministry of Interior or Ministry of Trade.
Mobile Phones into Saudi (Commercial purpose): Riyadh and Dharan: Customs requires an original legalized Certificate Of Origin with the shipments, regardless of value and quantity.
No shipment is to be accepted unless a telephone number or valid fax number is included.
Shipments destined for anyone at an Embassy are regarded as diplomatic shipments and Saudi Customs can only clear when they receive an original letter from the recipient or Embassy. If the shipment is not a document, a letter from the ministry of foreign affairs is required. Please note that this may take an additional ten (10) days to clear.
Shipments to Jeddah require a Commercial Registration copy from the recipient. The activity mentioned in the Commercial Registration must correspond to the goods shipped.

COUNTRY SPECIFIC PROHIBITION
In addition to the standard GXG prohibited items, plus:
    Masks
    Playing Cards
    Poisons (Toxics)
    Smart Cards
    Pokemon Toys
    Tobacco Advertisements
    Counterfeit Goods
    Pornographic (Media)
    Sex Toys and other items related to sex
    All kinds of religious books (including but not limited to Qur'an, Bible, Buddhism..etc)
    Spice
    Herbal Tea
    Dates
    Herbal Products
    K2
    Electronic Smoking Devices
    Walkie Talkie (Personal Use)
    Video Games (containing graphic material)
    Laser Pointers
    Adult Toys
    Magic Games
    Male Enhancement Supplements (creams, tablets or sprays)
    Metal Detector (personal use)
    Electrical shocker (personal use)
Any media displaying the female anatomy
Items offensive to Muslim culture
Gambling items such as lottery tickets
Clothing consigned to a military unit
Items offensive to Saudi Royal family, Saudi politics, habits or traditions
Any items that have a hidden camera or anything that can be used as a spying item like (pen, watch and etc.)

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:
Aug 06-2014, 07-2014, 08-2014, 09-2014, 10-2014, 11-2014, 12-2014; Sep 23-2014; Oct 12-2014, 13-2014, 14-2014, 15-2014, 16-2014, 17-2014, 18-2014 and U.S. Holidays

SAUDI ARABIA
SAUDI ARABIA operates within a workweek of Saturday through Thursday. (Friday is not considered an operating day and has no effect on the transit times listed.)

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Use the matrix below to determine if a commercial invoice (PS Form 6182) is required and to determine document and non-document status for transit time calculation. If a commodity is not listed or if there is a doubt, complete a commercial invoice for the shipment.
    Advertising (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (340,688)
    Airline Ticket Issue (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    All Non-Documents and Non-Prohibited Items (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Annual Reports (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Appliances (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Artwork, Commercial (Prohibited Item)
    Artwork, Fine (Prohibited Item)
    Bio Products, Non-Hazardous (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Blueprints (Shipment is considered a document)
    Books (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (340,688)
    Brochures (Shipment is considered a document) (340,688)
    Business Cards (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Camera (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Checks Cashier (Shipment is considered a document)
    Checks, Business (Shipment is considered a document)
    Checks, Payroll (Shipment is considered a document)
    Checks, Travellers (Shipment is considered a document)
    Chemicals, Non-Hazardous (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (217,431,703)
    Compact Disc (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Computer Printouts (Shipment is considered a document)
    Cosmetics, Non-Hazardous (Shipment is considered a document) (110,431)
    Credit Cards (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Digital Video Disc (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (244,684)
    Documents (Shipment is considered a document)
    Drawings (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Drugs, Prescription (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (95,217)
    Film, Commercial (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (684,688)
    Food, Nonperishable (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Greeting Cards (Shipment is considered a document)
    Invitations (Shipment is considered a document)
    Invoices (Shipment is considered a document)
    Journals (Shipment is considered a document)
    Leather Goods (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Liquor, Non-Hazardous (Prohibited Item)
    Magazines (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (688)
    Manuals (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Manuscripts (Shipment is considered a document)
    Medical Equipment (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (217)
    Medical Supplies (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (110,217,431)
    Money Orders (Shipment is considered a document)
    Musical Instruments (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Newspapers (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (688)
    Office Supplies (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Parts, Aircraft (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (510)
    Parts, Computer (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (222)
    Parts, Electronic (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Parts, Machine (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Personal Effects (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (608)
    Photographs (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (688)
    Slides (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (688)
    Software (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Sports Equipment (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Tapes, Audio (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (684)
    Tapes, Video (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (684,688)
    Textiles, Finished (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Textiles, Unfinished (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.)
    Toys (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (47)
    Wireless Equipment (Requires a Commercial Invoice (PS Form 6182) ( Original + 2 copies) - Shipment is considered a non-document.) (908)


CITIES SERVED Days
Doc
Days
Non-Doc
Abha 06   06
Abqaiq 05   05
Buqayq 05   05
Buraydah 05   05
Dammam 03   03
Hofuf 05   05
Jeddah 03   03
Khamis Mushayt 06   06
Madinah 05   05
Makkah 05   05
Riyadh 03   03
Tabuk 06   06
Unayzah 05   05

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