Saudi Arabia: FAIRS Country Report

Saudi Arabia’s regulatory authorities continue to strictly enforce Saudi and GSO food import regulations and standards, particularly those related to allowable limits for food additives and labeling requirements. In June 2016, Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on imports of U.S. beef after the U.S. government agreed to establish a USDA Export Verification (EV) Program. Import bans on poultry and poultry products from 15 U.S. states due to avian influenza (AI) were rescinded in August 2016. U.S. exporters are encouraged to consult with their Saudi importers about product requirements prior to shipment.

Saudi Arabia: FAIRS Country Report