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Saudia-online Staff has researched and compiled this brief and easy to use Saudi Arabia Business guide for our visitors use, please if you would like us to add or modify any part of it just email us at Business

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SAUDI ARABIA BUSINESS GUIDE

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Main Index

Foreign Trade Policy & Facts and Numbers

Saudi American Trade

Foreign Investment Policy & Companies Regulations

Market Approach

Shipping & Documentation

Trade Marks, Copyrights and Patent law

Business Regulations and Procedures

Resources and Information

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Foreign Trade Policy & Facts and Numbers

Introduction
Exports
Imports
Balance of Trade
Balance of Payments
Directions of Trade

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Saudi American Trade 

Saudi-USA Trade

 

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Foreign Investment Policy & Companies Regulations

Business Opportunities in the Kingdom
Foreign Investment Policy
Key Government Agencies, Financial Institutions and Joint Venturesí
Partners Affecting Foreign Investment in the Kingdom 

The Tax System
Regulations for Companies
Commercial Registration System
The Relationship Between a Foreign Contractor and His Saudi Agent
Commercial Agency  
Industrial Licensing Regulations and Procedures for Foreign Capital
Grant of Licenses to Foreign Companies to Establish Offices in the Kingdom
Grant of Licenses to Practice Various Professions

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Market approach &  Marketing

Introduction to Saudi Market
Establishing Business Contacts

Marketing and Sales Strategy 

Shipping & Documentation

Introduction to export to Saudi Arabia
Customs Duties

Shipping Documents
Description of Shipping Documents

Special Documents
Arrangement of Shipping Documents
Commercial Legal Documents

General Notes



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Trade Marks, Copyrights and Patent law

Trade Marks Regulations
Patents Law
The law for the Protection of Copyrights

Registration of Medicines and Pharmaceuticals

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Business Regulations and Procedures

Tenders Regulations and Rules for Implementation
Trade in Agricultural Machinery
Mining Regulations
Supply and Consumer Protection
Settlement of Commercial Disputes
Labor and Workmen Law

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Resources and Information

Saudi Government Ministries and Autonomous Agencies

Saudi Arabian Government Offices, Commercial Banks and Companies in the U.S.

Saudi Diplomatic Missions

Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry

International Arab-Foreign Chambers of Commerce

Saudi Commercial Banks Operating in the Kingdom

Leading Saudi Dailies and Weeklies 

U.S. Offices and Government agencies related to doing business with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The top 100 Saudi companies

Saudi-U.S  Joint projects in the kingdom

ARAMCO, Sales & marketing offices for crude oil & petroleum products

Contract of Agency or Distributorship

The Islamic Hijri Calendar

We suggest to read

The Role of Government in Promoting FDI in the Gulf Region
Source:
Inter-Arab Investment Guarantee Corporation - Paper presented by Mona S.W. Bseiso at the regional roundtable on investment promotion for the Gulf Region, WAIPA Annual Meetings, January 2003. Summary

Minimum investment limit being reviewed

SAUDI ARABIA COUNTRY COMMERCIAL GUIDE FY 2002
Prepared by U.S. embassy and released by the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Source: United States Department of State
Last Updated: 27-Aug-2001

Doing Business in Saudi Arabia
Business guide for investors. Includes country overview, information on business environment and regulations. (PDF file)
Source: Ernst & Young Management Consulting
Last Updated: 10-Apr-2001

2000 Country Reports on Economic Policy and Trade Practices
Released by the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
U.S. Department of State, March 2001

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Important Note: The English translation of the above regulations is for general information only. The Arabic text is the official text that has legal force.


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Sources: The Commercial office, Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Washington, D.C. , U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. and compiled by Saudia-Online staff

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