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Procedures for clearance of imported postal parcels

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07Procedures for clearance of  imported postal parcels 

Controls :

1. In the event of personal importation, the importer shall present his ID, passport or Residence Permit to complete the customs operation.

2.   Locally or internationally prohibited goods, or those subject to applicable international agreements or conventions may not be imported. 

3. Permits and approvals required from competent authorities shall be submitted.

4. Where suspicious, the customs office may request the official documents related to the consignment or parcels.

5. Any parcel/package weighing over 50Kg shall be transferred to the clearance system for commercial importation.

6. A single customs declaration shall be completed in the following cases:

i. parcels the value of which exceeds SR3000 or its equivalent in local GCC currencies.

ii. Restricted  goods

iii. goods of special nature

iv. when imported under the procedures suspending duties

7. CN22 and CN23 forms are to accepted as a customs declaration for regular mail and carrying out inspection/examination based on risk assessment criteria applicable in the customs office in the following cases:

i. parcels weighing no more than 30Kg.

ii. Parcels the value of which does not exceed SR3000 or its equivalent in local GCC currencies.

iii. Parcels containing post cards, personal letters, publications for the blind and printed papers which are not subject to customs duties.

8. The customs office may request translation of the foreign      invoices/documents into Arabic. 

Required Documents:

1. Invoice for parcels of commercial nature

2. Certificate of Origin for parcels of commercial nature

Documents to be attached:

1.  Notifications  of postal parcels

Procedures:

1. The customs declaration shall be electronically completed by the  importer,  his representative or the authorized customs broker. 

2. All documents and Documents to be attached shall be furnished to the customs office.

3. Postal consignments shall be subject to the customs taxes/duties provided for in the Common Customs Tariff, with the exception of those exempted under the provisions of GCC Common Customs Law or under the effective GCC Economic Agreement or any other international agreement within the GCC framework.

4. The goods shall be subject to inspection and examination based on risk assessment criteria. Customs declaration shall be printed  according to the automated clearance system applicable at the customs office. Then the consignment/parcel shall be released.

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