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Exportation

Reference CodeDescription
02

Exportation

Air, land, sea, wooden vessels, express couriers, post offices, free zones, duty-free shops, customs warehouses

Controls:

  1. An evidence of the exporter's activity to obtain the customs code.
  2.  Presentation of the required approvals and permits from the competent authorities concerning restricted goods.
  3.  The customs office may request translation of the foreign invoices/documents into Arabic.
  4.  The customs office may request the documents, contracts , correspondence, etc.
  5.  The exporter, his representative or authorized customs broker shall maintain the records for a period of five Gregorian years from completion of the customs operation for submission to the customs office, when so requested.
  6.  The exporter, his representative or the authorized customs broker may submit the customs documents and information to the customs office on line. However, accompanying original documents shall be submitted to the customs office prior to/ or after release of the goods, when so requested.
  7.  Forwarding agents (sea/air) shall submit the manifest to the customs office in paper or electronic format (hard copy or soft copy) according to the automated clearance system applicable at the customs office for finalization of the customs operation.
  8. The carrier or the authorized customs broker shall submit the manifest and the registration of the mode of transport to the customs office pertaining to the goods transported by land or sea, or by wooden vessels, that do not operate regular trips, for finalization of the customs operation.
  9. Prepayment of the customs taxes/duties and other charges according to the automated clearance system applicable at each customs office.
  10.  Possibility of pre-clearance according to the automated clearance system applicable at each customs office.
  11.  Non- conforming or prohibited goods (under national laws or legislation)       may not be exported. 
  12.  For the purpose of personal exportation, the exporter shall observe the following:
    1.  The exporter shall present his I.D, passport or Residence/visit visa to complete the customs operation.
    2.  The consignment shall be of a personal nature and of a non-commercial quantity.
    3.   The exporter shall not be a trader.
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Reference CodeDescription
02

Exportation

Air, land, sea, wooden vessels, express couriers, post offices, free zones, duty-free shops, customs warehouses

0201Personal Exportation

Controls:

  1. Upon personal exportation, the person concerned shall present his I.D., passport or his residence/visit entry visa for completion of the customs operation.
  2. The consignment shall have a personal nature in non-commercial quantities.
  3. He shall not be engaged in trade.
  4. He shall submit the required permits and approvals from the competent authorities for the restricted goods.
  5. The customs office may request translation of the foreign invoices/documents into the Arabic language.
  6. The owner of the goods, his representative or the exporter's authorized customs broker may submit the customs documents online provided he shall provide the customs office with these documents prior to or after release of the goods, as may be requested.
  7. Prior payment of the other customs duties according to the automated clearance system applicable in each customs office. 
  8. Possibility of prior clearance according to the automated clearance system applicable in each customs office. 
  9. Goods, internationally or locally banned, or those subject to international conventions or local regulations in force, as well as imitated or counterfeited goods, or those not conforming to the approved standards or IPRs, may not be exported.

Documents to be presented with the Single Customs Declaration (SCD):

  1. Invoice

Required documents:

  1. ID or passport for Saudi nationals.
  2. Passport or residence/visit entry visa for residents.

Procedures:   

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

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

3. Prepayment of the other charges according to the automated clearance system applicable at each customs office.

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

5. Issuance of the exit order and release of the goods.

Documents to be attached with the Single Customs Declaration:

1. Original invoice indicating the country of origin.

Documents to be attached:

1. Packing List for multiple goods (several articles), indicating the HS code, as well as the international code for chemicals or hazardous goods.

Procedures:

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

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

3. Prepayment of the other charges according to the automated clearance system applicable at each customs office.

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

5. Issuance of the exit order and release of the goods.


Reference CodeDescription
02

Exportation

Air, land, sea, wooden vessels, express couriers, post offices, free zones, duty-free shops, customs warehouses

0202Exportation of national products

Documents to be attached with the Single Customs Declaration:

1. Original invoice indicating the country of origin.

Documents to be attached:

1. Packing List for multiple goods (several articles), indicating the HS code, as well as the international code for chemicals or hazardous goods.

Procedures:

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

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

3. Prepayment of the other charges according to the automated clearance system applicable at each customs office.

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

5. Issuance of the exit order and release of the goods.



Reference CodeDescription
02

Exportation

Air, land, sea, wooden vessels, express couriers, post offices, free zones, duty-free shops, customs warehouses

0203

Re-exportation of goods

Controls:

1. Goods may be re-exported in the following cases:

a. imported goods that have not been withdrawn from customs warehouses.

b. Goods imported into the country under Temporary Admission procedure.

c. Goods deposited with the customs warehouses as one of the cases of suspension of customs taxes/duties.

d. Foreign goods for which customs taxes/duties have been paid.

e. Foreign goods from local markets (without previous import declaration reference)

f. Goods that have been rejected by the competent authority.

g. Goods imported for re-exportation.

2. The exporter, his representative or the authorized customs broker may submit the customs documents and information to the customs office on line. However, accompanying original documents shall be submitted to the customs office prior to/ or after release of the goods, when so requested.

3. Possibility of prepayment of the other charges according to the automated clearance system applicable at each customs office.

4. Possibility of customs clearance according to the automated clearance system applicable at each customs office.

5. Locally or internationally prohibited goods, or those subject to applicable international agreements or conventions may not be re-exported. 

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

Documents to be attached with the Single Customs Declaration:

1. Copy of first import declaration

2. Invoice.

Procedures:

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

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

3. Payment of the other applicable charges.

4. The goods shall be subject to inspection / examination based on risk assessment criteria. For the purpose of refund of customs duties "drawback" or release of bank guarantees, the goods shall be matched with the documents of the first import declaration for verification. The customs/export declaration shall be electronically printed according to the automated clearance system applicable at the customs office.

5. Issuance of the exit order and release of the goods.


 

Reference CodeDescription
02

Exportation

Air, land, sea, wooden vessels, express couriers, post offices, free zones, duty-free shops, customs warehouses

0204Temporary exportation

Controls:

1. The following goods may be temporarily exported:

a) Heavy equipment and machinery for the completion of projects or for conducting field or scientific experiments related to those projects.

b)  Foreign goods exported for completion of manufacturing/processing.

c) Temporary exported articles for playgrounds, theatres, exhibitions and the like.

d) Equipment and machinery exported outside the country for repair.

e) Containers and packaging exported for refilling.

f) Animals exported for grazing.

g) Commercial samples for display.

h) Other cases requiring temporary exportation.

2. The applicant shall submit to the customs office color photocopies of the goods that are difficult to identify, for verification when re-imported.

3. The customs office may take necessary actions and measures utilizing appropriate means (e.g. photos, electronic barcoding, sampling, sample sealing, etc.) that would enable the customs office to identify those goods when re-imported.

4. Goods placed under the cases suspending the customs taxes/duties may not be temporarily re-exported.

5. The period of temporary exportation may not exceed one year (365 days) for the cases mentioned in item 1 above (c, e, g).

6. Prohibited goods may not be temporarily re-exported.

7. The period of  temporary exportation may not exceed one year (365 days), but it may be extended for similar periods for maximum five years, unless the necessary period requires a longer period, subject to the approval of the customs office for the cases mentioned  under item 1 above ( a, b, d).

8. The period of temporary exportation may not exceed six months (180 days) for the cases mentioned in item 1 above (f, h, ).

9. The temporary exportation procedure shall be terminated at re-importation of the goods into the GCC States, placing them under final exportation procedure or at the expiry of the temporary exportation period.

10. Approval of temporary exportation shall be obtained from the customs office. 

11. Spare parts, tires, batteries and other project consumables may not be temporarily re-exported.

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

Documents to be attached with the Single Customs Declaration:

1. invoice

2. packing list

Procedures:

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

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

3. Prepayment of the other charges according to the automated clearance system applicable at each customs office.

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

5. Issuance of the exit order and release of the goods.

 


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