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Products Banned from Export or Restricted

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Products Banned from Export or Restricted  ​

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is characterized for long time by its free economy and the freedom of trade as an import and export. Saudi Arabia has been an active member of the World Trade Organization(WTO) since 2005 AD. This is in addition to the fact that the Kingdom is a member of the Unified Economic Agreement of the Gulf Cooperation Council States and a member in the Agreement to Facilitate and Develop Trade Exchange between the Arab Countries and its product the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA). Saudi Arabia is also linked to free trade agreements (within the Gulf Cooperation Council system) with Singapore and the European Free Trade Association Countries (AFTA). There is no doubt that all these trade agreements represent great and varied opportunities to increase the access of Saudi Exports to foreign markets easily and conveniently. Despite this, there are very limited goods or products that are band from Exporting for various political, security, economic or other justified reasons. This ban based on Royal Orders or Ministerial Decisions. Also, there are other limited commodities that are restricted for export, meaning that their export is allowed, but a permit or export license must be obtained from the relevant official authority for various security, political, economic or other reasons, and this permission or license may require specific procedures, conditions and controls. 

The Saudi Export Development Authority is pleased to provide the exporters from Saudi Arabia with two lists, First, for banned goods from export and the justification for prevention and the relevant official authority. S​​​econd, for the restricted export goods where its export requires obtaining an export permit or license to complete specific procedures or requirements and the official authority responsible for it.

 

First: Products Banned from Export:-

Product Name
The Reason or Justification for the Ban
The Responsible Authority
​Zamzam Water
​Scarcity (product limitation)
​Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
​Unpacked Water and Ice
​Conserving Water Resources
Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture​
​Green Fodder of All Kinds of Animals
​Conserving Water Resources
​Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
Vegetables ​Grown in Open Fields (Potatoes, Onions, Watermelons, and Pumpkins) as well as their Processed Products
Conserving Water Resources​​Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
​Tomatoes, Olives and Grapes (cultivated in open fields)
​Conserving Rater Resources
​Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
​Wheat, Barley, Corn and Other Grains
​Conserving Water Resources
​Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
​Wheat Flour
​Food Security + Subsidy
Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture​
​Firewood and Charcoal
​Scarcity, Conservation and Environmental Causes
​​Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
​Iron Scrap and Iron Blocks caused by Smelting Iron Scrap
​Input for Local Industry and the Weak Value Added when Exporting
Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources​
​Rend Sand and Gravel
​Environmental Reasons
​Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources
​Cultural and Archaeological Property
​Protection of Culture and National Heritage
- ​Ministry of Culture
- General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage
​Gas Filled and Empty Gas Cylinders of the National Gas & Industrial Company (GASCO)
​For Company Use Only
​National Gas and Industrialization Company (GASCO)
​Paper Waste Containing Textbooks, Government Transactions, and Account Statements
​Security and Political Reasons
​Several Government Agencies
​Books and Audiovisual Materials related to the Practice of Energy Therapy (Reiki)
This Activity is not Authorized in the Kingdom because it is a Kind of Sorcery and is Useless​- ​Ministry of Health
- General Organization for Technical and Vocational Training
​Chemicals that Go Into Installing Explosives (To Yemen and Syria)
​Security and Political Reasons
​Ministry of Interior

​Yamaha Boat Engines
​Security and Social Reasons
​​Ministry of Interior



Second: The exported products with restrictions:-

Product Name
Restriction
The Responsible Authority
Export Requirements
Bottled Water
Export License
Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
Conditions and Controls (Specific Quantity for Each Factory, Specific Sizes and Packages as well as Export Fee)
​Livestock of All Kinds
​Export License
​- Ministry of Finance
- Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
​Support Recovery
​Poultry and Eggs
​Export License
​- Ministry of Finance
- Saudi Customs
​Support Recovery
​All Imported Feed Inputs (Corn, Soybean, Barley, Sorghum ... etc.)
​Export License
​Ministry of Finance
​Support Recovery
​Seedling, Seeds and Fertilizers
​Export License
​Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
​Laboratory Conditions, Procedures and Examination
​All Vegetables Grown in Controlled Projects
​Export Permission
​Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
​Conditions, Procedures and Controls
​Fish and Aquaculture Project Products and Ornamental Fish
​Export Permission
​- Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
- Food and Drug General Authority
​Health Conditions, Controls and Certification
​Animal Skins
​Export Permission
​Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture
​Issuing Health Certificates
​All Kinds of Baby Milk
​Export Permission
​Ministry of Finance
​Subsidy Refund
​Horses
​Export Permission
​Saudi Equestrian Federation-King Abdulaziz Center for Purebred Arabian Horses
​Support Recovery
​Biology, Fungal Organisms and their Products
​Export License
​Saudi Commission for Wildlife Protection
​Procedures and Requirements
​Tillers, Equipment and Farm Machinery
​Export Certificate
​Agriculture Development Fund
​Subsidy Refund If Any
​Food Products
​Export Validity Certificate
​General Authority for Food and Drug
​Technical Regulations and Specifications
​Medicines and Medical Devices and Medicinal Plants
Export License
​General Authority for Food and Drug
Procedures and Requirements
and Specification

​Cement and Clinker
​Export Authorization
​Ministry of Commerce and Investment
​Controls and Conditions
​Iron
​Export Authorization
​Ministry of Commerce and Investment
​Controls and Conditions
​Gasoline and Diesel
​Export License
​Ministry of Energy
​Support Recovery
​Derivatives or Petroleum Products
​Export License
​Ministry of Energy
​Lab Check + Support Recovery
​Asphalt Oils and Products
​Export License
​Ministry of Energy
​Lab Check + Support Recovery
​Organic Solvents Containing Petroleum Materials
​Export License
​Ministry of Energy
​Lab Check + Support Recovery
​Asphalt Rolls and Waterproofing Sheets​
​Export License
​Ministry of Energy
​Lab Check + Support Recovery
Transport of Hazardous Health Care Waste
​Export License
​Ministry of Health
Controls and Conditions According to International Agreements​​​
​Minerals and Rocks Extracted from the Territory of the Kingdom
​Export License
​Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources
Controls and Conditions According to the Quarry Exploitation License​
​Decorative Stones and Rocks (Granite, Limestone, Gabbro)
​Export License
​Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources
​To Be in the Factory Form with Added Value
Radioactive Sources such as Uranium
​Export License
​Customs Authority
​Procedures and Conditions
​Weapons and Ammunitions for Hunting
​Export License
​Ministry of Interior
​Weapons and Ammunition System Requirements
​Commercial Explosives and Fireworks
​Export License
​General Security (Department of Weapons and Explosives)
​Controls and Conditions
​Ozone Depleting Substances
​Export License
​General Authority for Meteorology and Environment
​Conformity with the Requirements​ of International Agreements
​Plastics and Lead
​Export License
​General Authority for Meteorology and Environment​
Controls and Conditions
​Battery Waste (Scrap)
​Export Permission
​General Authority for Meteorology and Environment​Controls and Conditions​​
​Artistic and Historical Pieces
​Export Permission
​​General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage
Controls and Conditions​


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