Maersk Customs Services in Saudi Arabia

Maersk Customs Services can help you with the complexities of border controls and customs regulations for import and export cargoes. At both, origin and destination.

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Import Customs Clearance

Standard full customs declaration, paying Duty & VAT upon arrival in the country to gain release of the cargo for onward delivery.

  • Obtaining clearance documents
  • Initiating pre-arrival customs declaration
  • Settling local charges and D/O collection
  • Customs inspection
  • Clearance of cargo
  • Settling port dues / inspection charges on behalf of customer

Export Customs Clearance

Standard customs declaration to gain permission to load the vessel and be exported outside of Norway.

  • Document / vessel’s manifest verification
  • Initiating customs declaration
  • Custom inspection (Scanning)
  • Clearance of cargo
  • Bayan charges payment
  • Port dues settlement
  • Loading Permit

Exclusions commodities import: Weapons, alcohol, narcotics, pork and pork products, pornographic materials, distillery equipment, retreaded or used tires, used clothing and certain sculptures.

Exclusions Commodities Export: green fodder including straw, zamzam water, fuelwood, wheat and monuments, historical and archaeological artifacts.

Additional Maersk Customs Services

Beyond acquiring clearances, we also offer requirement-based consultation and procedural assistance for your cargo:

  • Issuance of Certificate of Origin (COO) - You may be required to declare that your cargo is produced in a specific country, to determine whether it's eligible for entry or entitled for any preferential treatment.
  • Duty payment and consultation - On behalf of the importer/exporter, we process duty advancement to the customs. we also provide consultancy services for goods classification.

What is required to complete Maersk Customs Services?


  • Commercial invoice
  • Packing list (in case commercial invoice is summary)
  • Certificate of Origin (in case COO is not mentioned on commercial invoice)
  • Carrier manifest
  • Export declaration


  • Commercial invoice
  • Packing list (in case commercial invoice is summary).
  • Certificate of origin (in case COO is not mentioned on commercial invoice)
  • bill of lading
  • Insurance certificate (CIF shipments)
  • Any other relevant documents.

For abbreviations & explanations, please check shipping terms.


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