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FOCUS : SAUDI ARABIA & DANGEROUS GOODS

Jeddah Islamic Port Authority has issued a circular exempting containers with certain dangerous commodities from providing the custom approval / dangerous goods permit.

This permit was earlier required to discharge cargo at Jeddah Islamic Port, however, with immediate effect, the below listed commodities are now excluded from obtaining the dangerous goods permit and can be discharged as normal:

Paints

Batteries

Vehicles loaded with fuel

Air refreshers

Perfumes and Cosmetics

Fire extinguishers

Refrigerators, air conditioners, equipment that is provided with Freon Gas rube gas, batteries and fuel

Dangerous goods, which belong to government agencies