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Potential Pitfalls for Canadian Exports to Saudi Arabia

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Feds Release Advisory on Clearing Shipments into Saudi Arabia 2018-10-01

Dear Valued Customer,

The federal government’s Market Access Secretariat released a notice Tuesday addressing questions from companies who have shipments‎ en route to Saudi Arabia and have concerns regarding whether shipments will be cleared upon arrival.
 
The Secretariat said:
 
“For shipments that are en route to Saudi Arabia, please ask your Saudi importer or local agents to contact the Imported Food Section of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) as soon as possible with proper documents, as the SFDA may agree to look into requests on case by case basis.
 
“Exporters are strongly encouraged to work closely with Saudi importers prior to shipping to identify commercial risk. It is recommended that exporters secure payments before shipping, complete all export documents, and ensure that Saudi importers are able to get the shipment released.”
 
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada continues to monitor the situation and work closely with Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
 
If you have experienced any issues exporting to Saudi Arabia, or if you have received a notification from a Saudi contact affecting your shipments, please reach out by email to the Trade Commissioner Service within the Canadian Embassy in Riyadh, and copy the Market Access Secretariat.
 
(A related item from CMA CGM Canada was sent to CIFFA Tuesday, and referenced an advisory dated September 17, noting that CMA CGM Canada is announcing, due to the political situation, a stop booking from all ports in Canada to all ports in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.)
 
Milgram-C.H. Robinson will post further advisories or instructions as they evolve.


Thank you for being our Valued Customer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Milgram-C.H. Robinson for further information.

Source: CIFFA

Our information is compiled from a number of sources that to the best of our knowledge are accurate and correct. It is always the intent of our company to present accurate information. C.H. Robinson accepts no liability or responsibility for the information published herein.

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