Saudi Arabia: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Country Report

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   SA2021-0020

In recent years, Saudi Arabia has published several new announcements, regulations, and standards at an extremely rapid pace. This year, Saudi Arabia issued a plethora of draft regulations to the World Trade Organization (WTO), including registration and recognition requirements for competent authorities of food exporting countries, registration and listing requirements for exporters of various food products, and re-notified the current voluntary Front of Pack Nutritional Labeling (with the aim of converting it to a mandatory regulation). Saudi Arabia also published Guidelines for Marketing Requirements of Food Directed to Children. It is FAS/Riyadh’s perspective that more restrictive regulations will follow over the next several years.

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