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ZATCA Defines Conditions for Buying and Bringing Cars From Abroad

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Riyadh — Saudi Arabia’s Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority (ZATCA) has clarified the conditions; concerning car purchases from abroad and how to bring them into the Kingdom.

ZATCA clarified that anyone wishing to buy a car from abroad should pay attention to certain conditions.

The year of the car’s manufacture is an essential condition, as the import of vehicles manufactured before 2017 is not allowed in Saudi Arabia.

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In addition, the purchased vehicle must measure up to the Saudi specifications and standards. In addition, it must conform to the fuel economy standard.

ZATCA has explained that a car can be brought into Saudi Arabia; after paying customs duties at the rate of 5% of the vehicle’s assessed value.

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ZATCA added that the importer would also pay a value-added tax levy of 15%. This additional levy will also be on the vehicle’s total value and customs duties.

The authority revealed the information when an individual asked it about the possibility of buying a car in Bahrain and transporting it to Saudi Arabia.

ZATCA said the Saudi car import specifications are available through communicating with the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization (SASO).