Restricted Products

Saudi law prohibits importation of the following products: weapons, alcohol, narcotics, pork, pornographic materials, distillery equipment, and certain sculptures.

There are health and sanitation regulations for all imported foods.  The Ministry of Commerce has issued a number of directives aimed at preventing outdated goods from entering the Kingdom and requiring Arabic and point of origin labeling.  In addition, a directive mandating labeling of Genetically Modified Organism food has been recently adopted.