Saudi Arabia imports 320,000 cars in first half of 2022
The Saudi Arabian General Administration of Taxation and Customs revealed that Saudi Arabia imported about 320,000 vehicles in the first half of this year, equivalent to 57% of the total imports last year, Arabiya TV reported. Saudi Arabia will import about 562,000 vehicles in 2021, an increase of 2.9% from 546,000 in 2020. According to the authorities, the main importing countries are Japan, the United States, South Korea, Thailand, Germany, China, India and others. The vehicles that are allowed to be imported are cars, passenger cars, light transport vehicles (under 3.5 tons) with a model no more than 5 years old, and heavy trucks (over 3.5 tons) with a model no more than 10 years old, and antique cars of more than 30 years old are also allowed to be imported. The agency prohibits the import of vehicles and is only used for formalities. At the same time, according to the results of customs inspections, the import of vehicles with drowning, accident, fire, overturning or structural damage is prohibited, as well as vehicles that have been used as taxis or police cars, and vehicles with school traffic and other related signs. Before a customs card can be issued, the vehicle must meet Gulf standard specifications and have a certificate from the Saudi Bureau of Standards or any approved body within Saudi Arabia.