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Monday, October 05, 2015

Appliances and Electronics Items Customs Tax Amount For Air and Sea Balikbayan Cargo

One of the cargo forwarders in Saudi Arabia has posted schedule of custom charges for taxable items.
The following is a list of household appliances and electronic gadgets with the corresponding customs charges.

The following schedule of custom duties and taxes  applies to both new and used items:

If you will be shipping home appliance that is not on the list and has an estimated value of SR 375 or higher, shall be subject to 10% tax.

In addition the following are the prohibited and restricted items. 

·       Absinthe (alcohol)

·       Alcoholic beverages

·       Dismantled Auto Parts (Chop chop)

·       Cultural artifacts and pottery

·       Dog and cat fur

·       Firearms, Explosives & Guns, including parts of

·       Food products such as cheese, meat

·       Hazardous Materials

·       Trophies, gold, Haitian

·       Meats, Livestock and poultry

·       Merchandise from embargoed countries

·       Textiles (roll)

·       Trademarked and copyrighted articles

·       Fluids and Perishable food items

·       Automobiles (any parts)

·       Biological

·       Ceramic tableware

·       Defense articles or items with military or proliferation applications

·       Drug paraphernalia

·       Fish and wildlife

·       Fruits and vegetables

·       Game and hunting

·       Animal hide drums

·       Medication

·       Pets, plants and seed, soils

·       Used clothing or shoes of commercial quantity (Ukayukay in bales / boxes)

·       Pornographic Materials

All restricted items are subject to seizure and will be destroyed.  The shipper and the consignee will be subject to prosecution.

Note: images grabbed from Facebook courtesy of Michael Uy Garcia/Evan Demata. We request original or scanned copy from LBC and we will update this post the soonest for clearer images.