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RIYADH: The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority has issued new regulatory guidelines to streamline customs procedures, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.
The guidelines aim to clarify the operations of the customs system and educate customers, taxpayers and stakeholders involved in the import, export and transit of goods.
The new regulations provide explanations of customs procedures related to import, export and transit of goods, including specification of documents for importation, modification of customs data, pre-clearance of goods and commitments on non-disposal of goods.
The guidelines also include conditions for exclusion of transit and temporary admission procedures, exemptions for personal baggage and used household goods and business models, warranties, refunds and other general rules and regulations.
The Commission issues 130 guidelines covering various Zakat, Tax and Customs services including consignees, shipping agents, procedures for issuing certificate of origin, export through express transport companies, registration for road transport. Services, Simplified Guide to Deposit Areas, Electronic Passenger Declaration through ZATCA Application, Guide to Customs Card Printing, Guidelines for Booking Truck Appointments at Land Ports and Guidelines and Penalties for Customs Brokerage Industry.