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Prohibited and Restricted Products  

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Banned Export Products

Before exporting products, the entity must check whether the products are allowed for export, as there are several products that are banned from being exported according to the laws of Saudi Arabia. The table below shows a list of these products:​​

Table 1: List of banned products to export from Saudi Arabia​

Product
Livestock and horses of all kinds (male and female)
Baby milk of all kinds
Animal feeds such as barley and Sudanese sorghum
Poultry feeds such as yellow corn and soya beans
Natural sand and sand containing minerals
Gas cylinders with the specifications of the National Gas & Industrial Company (GASCO)
Zamzam water

Source: Saudi Arabia Trade Policy Review 2016. World Trade Organization and related government agencies

 

Products Subjected to Authorization / Licensing

Before exporting, the entity must check if the products are allowed for export and if they require any special approvals in advance, as there are products that are restricted from being exported without a special permit issued by the entitled authorities. Table 2 shows a summary list of these products and its HS Codes, as well as the entitled authority that issues its permit in the Kingdom.​

Table 2: Restricted products to export from Saudi Arabia ​

Licensing authorityDescriptionHS code
Equestrian ClubHorses, pure-bred01 01 10 10
Equestrian ClubHorses, pure-bred01 01 10 20
Equestrian ClubHorses, pure-bred01 01 90 10
Equestrian ClubHorses, pure-bred01 01 90 20
Grain Silos and Flour Mills OrganizationWheat10 01
Ministry of FinanceBarley10 03 00 00
Ministry of FinanceGolden corn10 05 90 10
Ministry of FinanceWhite corn10 05 90 20
Ministry of FinanceWheat flour11 01 00 10
Ministry of FinanceSoya beans12 01
Ministry of FinanceMilk-based infant food19 01 10 10
Ministry of FinanceMilk-based infant food19 01 10 20
Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral ResourcesSand25 05
 Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral ResourcesSand mixed aggregates25 06 21 10
Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral ResourcesSand mixed aggregates25 06 21 20
 Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral ResourcesMarble25 15 11 00
Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral ResourcesStone mixtures25 17
Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral ResourcesLimestone25 22
 Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral ResourcesCrude oil27 09
Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral ResourcesFuels27 10
Except Naptha​​
 Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral ResourcesGases, including liquefied gases27 11
 Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral ResourcesAsphalt27 14
Ministry of InteriorRadioactive materials28 44
Ministry of InteriorRadioactive materials28 45
Ministry of InteriorRadioactive materials90 22 19 10
Ministry of InteriorRadioactive materials90 22 19 90
Presidency of Meteorology and EnvironmentOzone depleting materials

29 03 19 10

29 03 45

29 03 49

 

Saudi Food and Drug AuthorityMedicines30 03
Saudi Food and Drug AuthorityMedicines30 04
 Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral ResourcesFilled gas cylinders73 11 00 30
Saudi Agricultural BankAgricultural machinery

84 07 90 00

84 08 80 00

84 11

84 12 80 00

84 13 50 00

84 13 60 00

84 13 70 00

84 13 81 00

84 32

84 33

87 01 10 00

87 01 30 00

87 01 90 00

Presidency of Meteorology and EnvironmentScraps of batteries, etc.85 48 10 00
Saudi Wildlife AuthorityWild fauna and flora, and products thereofDifferent headings

Source: Saudi Arabia Trade Policy Review 2016. World Trade Organization and related government agencies​