Saudi Arabia - Forwarder license for import & export

Saudi Arabia: forwarder license for import & export

Effective 26/6/2019, Saudi Arabia Port Authorities (MAWANI) rule for Consignee and Notify (Art 26 of MAWANI Regulation for Shipping agent) detailed below will be strictly enforced:

Freight Forwarders can be mentioned as consignee and/or notify, only if they have valid license issued and registered by Public Transport Authority of Saudi Arabia. Otherwise it is strictly forbidden. In case of doubt, POL agent must check with SAUDI ARABIA agencies prior to accept to mention a Freight Forwarder as Consignee and/or Notify on the BL/Waybill.

Failure to comply with this obligation will lead to :

  • Heavy fine per shipment
  • In case of repeated violation, and in addition to the fine, temporary suspension of the license for a period up to (12) months.
  • If the violation is repeated for the third time, the fine shall be imposed and the license revoked.