Bahrain: Exports must meet GCC country of origin rules for entry into Saudi Arabia

Shipments from Bahrain must meet GCC country of origin rules unless import duties are paid before clearance.

Entry into Saudi Arabia

The customs authority in Saudi Arabia has stopped clearing shipments from Bahrain that do not meet the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country of origin rules from entering Saudi Arabia through the King Fahd Causeway, unless import duties are paid before clearance.

The customs authority in Saudi Arabia is strictly applying the verification procedures on GCC origin shipments based on the new national rules of origin as provided under the Ministerial Decision No. 3852 (2 July 2021) (22/11/1442 H).

Read a June 2022 report [PDF 99 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Bahrain

 

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