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

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   SA2022-0011

Over the past several years, Saudi Arabia published quite a few new regulations and standards, some of which were notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Unfortunately, many of these standards were notified and immediately implemented, missing the opportunity to engage with international stakeholders and making it difficult for U.S. exporters to adjust. The new regulations include a registration requirement for export facilities and competent authorities that could be problematic for various U.S. food products. However, in June 2022, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) finally postponed their Front of Package Nutritional Labeling regulation indefinitely, which is great news for numerous U.S. agricultural products.

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