How to request for (Adding, Editing, or Delisting) establishments exporting food to KSA in the Saudi FDA website?
The establishment has to fill the self-audit form stamped by the competent authority then sending it to the SFDA through the diplomatic channels. So that the technical team can study them.
Kindly check the Conditions & Requirements for Importing Food to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Click Here
Self-audit form: Click Here
You can request for (Adding, Editing or Delisting) food establishment by filling the forms based in products which mention in Process for Approving Foreign Competent Control Authorities and Establishments
in the following link: Click Here
And send it to SFDA through the diplomatic channels, and a copy to the International cooperation department ICD@sfda.gov.sa
What are the exporting requirements to Saudi Arabia through a third country (transit transport)?
All products subject to the supervision of the SFDA, according to their classification, have clearance requirements, as well as conditions of transportation and storage.
All of the requirements are published at the SFDA’s website. However, some products are not allowed to be exported through a third country (such as drug, fish and meat) except for specific conditions.
What is the central clearance?
It is a center that handles clearance requests and releases all products subject to the supervision of the SFDA through which a unified procedure is applied, based on technical standards and requirements that must be met at the clearance stage,There are three centers for the regions of Saudi Arabia. (central, eastern and western)
In case of the rejection of an imported consignment, are there further requirements on the supervisory authority in the exporting country and the manufacturing or exporting company?
All clearance conditions and requirements shall be met by both the exporter and importer.
What is the expected period for conducting the inspection visit after paying the fees?
It is based on the SFDA’s team plan and visit schedule
Is it possible to object to the report of the results of a visit to an external establishment or country, what is the mechanism for that?
Yes, by sending an email to:
What is the SFDA’s inspection process for an establishment who want to export their products to KSA?
Inspection of establishments (onsite or remote Inspection) can be done accordingly if the competent authority in the country sends a request through the diplomatic channels to the Saudi FDA specifying the establishment's details.
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