from September 21 st 2017.
The Ministerial Decision amended the first item of Ministerial Resolution No. 1319 dated 7-6-1424H to read as follows:

(The goods shall be deemed to be abandoned at all customs outlets if 15 (15) days of perishable goods such as foodstuffs, And thirty (30) days for the other goods from the date of unloading them in the customs departments and did not submit their owners to finalize their procedures, and customs should be included in the lists of goods left.

The General Customs Department explained that this amendment comes in line with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 in transforming Saudi Arabia into a world-class logistics service center and in line with customs initiatives in the national transformation 2020, including the “AlFaseh” within 24 hours. In the customs work of the public and private sectors, in a number of customs outlets – as a first stage – where the implementation of this program contributed to the speedy completion of customs procedures and the flow of imports.

This amendment also comes in response to the continuous increase in the volume of goods received and the urgent need to quickly unload the yards
of abandoned goods.

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