Fast n Accurate Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Reduce Exporters' Efforts, Time And Cost Associated With Coo Documentation Authentication, Shipping And Dispatch Charges
  • Reduce importers' efforts, time and cost associated with receiving coo documentation from his associated exporter and thereafter delivering them to saudi customs, and benefiting from an earlier customs clearance, of the imported good's, due to the reduced goods' release time to one or two days.
  • Secured And Certified Fail-Safe Passing-Through Of Documents Electronically Via Fast & Accurate, Directly To Saudi Customs Automated Systems.
  • Verify Authenticity And Reliability Of The Certificate Of Origin And Its Associated Commercial Invoices.
  • Arrival Of Reliable Documents.
  • Ensures Saudi Customs And Exporters With The Reliability Of Exportal's Passed-Through Data From Any Risk Of Counterfeiting.
  • Eliminates Any Extra Burdens In Dealing With Paperwork.
  • Accelerate Customs' Release Of Imports Which Reduces Import Costs.
  • Simplify And Accelerate Customs Procedures And Clearance Formalities Upon The Arrival Of The Exported Goods To The Saudi Arabia Customs Ports.​
  • Instructions to importer Vehicles:

  • The vehicle shall be in conformity with the Kingdom's standards, and its steering system shall not undergo modification.
  • There are no damages on the vehicle body. If the damage occurs at the arrival port, a certificate from the competent authorities is required to be submitted accordingly.
  • The vehicles that have been subject to accidents such as drowning, fire, collision, rollover, etc are not allowed to be imported.

  • The vehicles used as taxicab or by police are not allowed to be imported.
  • The importer's residence authorization (Iqama) shall be valid, if the importer is not a citizen of any of the GCC states.
  • It shall not be permissible to import more than one vehicle per year, if the importer does not have a commercial registration legalizing business activity in vehicle sale and import.
  • Documents required for assessment of vehicle customs duty First: Vehicles imported from the GCC States:
  • 1. Export form issued by the competent agency (Traffic Department) in the country where the vehicle registered, or a quittance document along with a valid vehicle ownership document issued by the competent authorities in the exporting country of the vehicle, if it is secondhand.

    2. Customs declaration of the customs administration in the country of exportation. 3. If the vehicle is not in the name of the importer, it is required to submit a legal power of attorney issued not more than one year ago that gives the agent the right to dispose of the vehicle and finalize payment of customs duty due on it.

    4. For clearance purposes among the GCC States: a) If the vehicle is imported through any of the GCC states' ports after January 1, 2003 and its final destination is Saudi Arabia, the following document shall be submitted: -

    The original copy of the import declaration of the first entry port in the exporting country or a legalized copy of it sealed with the clearance seal of the exporting country including all required information and the amount of the customs duty subject to the clearance.

    B) If the vehicle is imported to any of the GCC states after January 1, 2003 and the importer bought it from any of the GCC states' markets and he wants to transport it to the Kingdom, the following documents shall be submitted:

    1. The original copy of the statistical customs declaration sealed with the clearance seal of the exporting country including all required information and the amount of the customs duty subject to the clearance.

    2. The original copy of the import declaration of the first entry port in the exporting country or an attested copy of it. Second:

    Vehicles imported from other countries:

    1. Submit a legal document indicating the importer's ownership of the vehicle. This document shall be attested by the Saudi commercial attaché or his duly authorized representative in the country where the vehicle purchased, or by the chamber of commerce in the exporting country.

    2. Export declaration of the customs administration in the country from which the vehicle exported. The invoice and the certificate of origin shall be attached to the export declaration.

    3. A document issued by the competent security authorities in the shipping country indicating that the vehicle is not wanted. Secondhand vehicle appraisal mechanism:

    1. The value for customs purposes is calculated according to the price lists issued by the manufacturers. Vehicles manufactured for special purposes and antique cars are excluded.

    2. The depreciation rate is deducted according to the model year, and the value of freight and insurance is added.

    3. The method of deduction is on monthly basis according to the age of the vehicle. 4. The importation date shall be taken into account to determine the age of the vehicle in years and months. The model year starts at the beginning of January and expires at the end of December.

    5. The vehicle imported during the first six months of the model year is considered new and there is no deduction.

    6. For the vehicle imported during the last six months of the model year there will be a deduction at a rate of 2% per month or parts of it.

    7. For the vehicle imported during the second year until the fifth year of the model year there will be a deduction at a rate of 1% per month or parts of it.

    8. The maximum deduction rate is 60% of the price of the vehicle imported after more than five years from the beginning of the model year.

    9. The customs duty rate is (5% for motor cars, 12% for trucks). ​

    Importing and exporting are key components for many lucrative businesses. International shipping could present great business opportunities for you, but may also seem daunting.

    The process, paperwork, and regulations involved in international trade may seem intimidating. However, you can be a successful international shipper without getting caught up in the logistics of logistics.

    That's what a freight forwarder is for.

    BusinessDictionary.com defines a freight forwarder as follows: Firm specializing in arranging storage and shipping of merchandise on behalf of its shippers. It usually provides a full range of services including: tracking inland transportation, preparation of shipping and export documents, warehousing, booking cargo space, negotiating freight charges, freight consolidation, cargo insurance, and filing of insurance claims. Freight forwarders usually ship under their own bills of lading or air waybills (called house bill of lading or house air waybill) and their agents or associates at the destination (overseas freight forwarders) provide document delivery, deconsolidation, and freight collection services. Also called forwarder.

    That definition is a little wordy and sounds complicated, so let's just do a basic definition as follows:

    A freight forwarder is a company that arranges your importing and exporting of goods.

    So what does that actually mean in terms of what a freight forwarder does?

    There is a lot that goes into arranging your international shipping. While the freight forwarder handles the details of your international shipping, it is important to know what a freight forwarder does not do in order to understand what a freight forwarder actually does.

    A freight forwarder does not actually move your freight itself.

    The freight forwarder acts as an intermediary between a shipper and various transportation services such as ocean shipping on cargo ships, trucking, expedited shipping by air freight.

    A freight forwarding service utilizes established relationships with carriers, from air freighters and trucking companies, to rail freighters and ocean liners, in order to negotiate the best possible price to move shippers' goods along the most economical route by working out various bids and choosing the one that best balances speed, cost, and reliability.

    Freight forwarders handle the considerable logistics of shipping goods from one international destination to another, a task that would otherwise be a formidable burden for their client.

    To comply with export documentation and shipping requirements, many exporters utilize a freight forwarder to act as their shipping agent. The forwarder advises and assists clients on how to move goods most efficiently from one destination to another. A forwarder's extensive knowledge of documentation requirements, regulations, transportation costs and banking practices can ease the exporting process for many companies.

    A good freight forwarding service can save you untold time and potential headaches while providing reliable transportation of products at competitive rates.

    A freight forwarder is an asset to almost any company dealing in international transportation of goods, and is especially helpful when in-house resources are not versed in international shipping procedures.

    There are many advantages to using a freight forwarder. Here are a few listed:


    A Freight Forwarder handles ancillary services that are part of the international shipping business:

  • Insurance
  • Customs Documentation
  • etc…
  • A Freight Forwarder provides to consolidators as well as individual shippers:

  • Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier documentation
  • Bills of Lading
  • Warehousing
  • Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier documentation
  • Bills of Lading
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Methods of International Payment
  • Bills of Lading
  • Warehousing
  • You're in luck! You've found one already. This is the website of Fast & Accurate, with experienced professionals more than 15 years. We'll be happy to help you with your international shipping needs.