To/ the members of the Chamber
Asharqia Chamber presents you with its best greetings, and would like to inform you of the letter of the Council of Saudi Chambers No. (1864) dated 25/7/1440, which referred to the letter of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority No. 54654 / AS dated 21/7/1440 on the contents of the third strategic plan of the Authority for the project of allocation and processing of ports, which adopts the idea of equitable distribution of the missions through the identification of a number of outlets through which the reception of refrigerated and frozen product consignments.
Whereas, the Authority decided to stop the reception of refrigerated and frozen consignments from a number of ports that is issued as of 1/4/2019 due to many inquiries about updates on the clearing mechanism for these products in order to ensure that the mechanism is clear to all importers and to facilitate the import process and ensure the safety of imported food.
The deadline for applying the mechanism has been extended to be effective from 1/8/2019.
The Authority will hold workshops for importers and customs agents during this period to clarify the mechanism and answer their queries, and the explanatory mechanism will be sent to importers as well.