Free Trade Zones

Saudi Arabia does not have duty-free import zones or free ports.  It has begun to permit transshipment of goods through its ports in Jeddah and Dammam.  Saudi Arabia is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which confers special trade and investment privileges within the six member states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE).  Saudi Arabia is also a member of the Arab League, consequently a member in the Pan- Arab Free Trade Zone.