Guide to Importing in Saudi Arabia 2019

Saudi Arabia imports are a growing industry that attracts foreign investors to the Kingdom. In 2017, Saudi Arabia imported $96.2 billion worth of goods into the Kingdom with a positive trade balance of $74.2 billion. Due to gaps in the market, there are many opportunities for importers in the Kingdom, such as the lack of manufacturing plants means products such as machinery and pharmaceuticals are largely imported. Saudi is also the largest importer of food and agricultural products in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The list of products imported in the Kingdom is long and is opportune for those looking to enter the market. 

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Doing Business In Saudi Arabia 2019

Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil producer and exporter and controls the world’s second largest hydrocarbon reserve. It's the only Arab country to be a part of the G20 countries, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and OPEC. The country’s global standing has created substantial business opportunities and has become a preferred destination for many foreign investors. 

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How to get your Saudi Arabia driving licence

There has been much celebration that Saudi women being able to drive since the ban was lifted on the 24th June 2018. Now women can convert their existing foreign licences or apply for new ones. If their licence has expired or they do not know how to drive, then they will need to enroll in one of the driving schools first.

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