Saudi Arabia

Saudi approves duty free markets in airports and ports

Saudi Arabia’s cabinet approved expanding duty-free zones at air, sea and land ports, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Tuesday.

“The cabinet approved establishing duty-free shops, as needed, at air, sea and land ports. Travelers to and from Saudi Arabia will have access to these duty-free shops,” SPA reported.

The decision came after the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) proposed last year amending the rules which govern duty-free areas.

In its proposal at the time, ZATCA said that the duty-free areas were limited to departure halls at international airports in the Kingdom which in return “restricted the expansion and development of duty-free areas in the Kingdom.”


Al Arabiya

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