Import: Declaration is processed in the event of goods being imported to the local market from other countries against the payment of Customs duty or duty exempted whichever is applicable.Import for Re-Export: Such declaration is processed in the event of importation of goods into the country for the purpose of re-exportation, where customs duties shall be paid in the form of a deposit that will be refunded upon presenting a proof of re-exporting the same to non-GCC state or states.Temporary Admission: This type of declaration is processed only when goods are imported from outside the country for use in exhibitions, seasonal markets and similar events or in construction projects and scientific researches and has to be returned in the same condition at which they have been imported. A letter showing the purpose of entry, period, total quantity, description and detailed value of each individual item shall be required from the licensed company. Payable customs tariff for such goods shall be collected (excluding tyres, spare parts and batteries) in the form of cash deposit or a bank guarantee to be refunded to the company upon re-exporting the goods outside the country or taken into free zones or customs warehouses or after paying the payable customs duties as per regulations.
Restricted Goods: Import permission from the competent authority shall be required. The authority varies depending on the type of the goods.
Import of Goods
The declarant shall:
Present the customs representative card upon reporting to customs offices.
Import of Vehicles(Import of new vehicles are the same as any other goods)
Such a type of declaration is processed for goods being imported from outside the country for the benefit of an importer from outside the country as well addressed in his name or the name of a licensed carrier agent by a competent authority on behalf of the importer. The goods shall only be registered, since it is transiting the territories of the country to a final destination. A deposit amount equivalent to the total value of goods shall be collected to ensure exit of goods outside the country within 30 days from the date of the transactional processing.
Such type of declaration is processed upon arrival of goods in the country’s port of entry and intended to be transited in cases of ship-shore-ship or air to air. The declaration shall only be processed by registering such goods due to their transiting to a final destination without transiting the territories of the country or leaving the customs zone.