Custom Clearance

NATCO Middle East provides trustworthy and expert customs clearance services at both airports and seaports. Our in-house brokers and professional staff provide customers with complete and valuable customs information which helps them save on time and costs.
Our wide range of customs clearance services include:
  •   Ensuring that the cargo is approved by the regulatory authorities
  •   Offering customs advice on all the modes of freight forwarding including land, sea and air
  •   Arranging storage facilities during the clearance stage
  •   Coordinating between warehouse statutory authorities and shipping lines
  •   Speedy transaction of all customs formalities
  •   Providing the client with all the necessary certificates and documentation
For the benefit of our customers, we have listed below some important information related to customs clearance in Middle East.
Importing SEA / AIR Freight Shipments:
  •  Authorities usually allow the client 10 days to clear customs and pull out sea freight shipments.
  •   Thereafter, a demurrage of SR20/- per day per ton has to be paid.
  •   If all documents are in order, it takes a maximum of 4 working days to clear customs on sea freight shipments.
  •  Normally air freight shipments custom cleared within 2 working days from the date of arrival.
Documents required:
For both sea and air import shipments, the following documents are required:
  •   Original Bill of Lading/Airway Bill
  •   Certificate of origin duly attested by the Chamber of Commerce in the country of origin
  •   Original Commercial Invoice duly attested from the Chamber of Commerce inthe country of origin
  •   Packing List
  •   SASO (Saudi Arabian Standards Organization) Certificate (wherever applicable)
  •   Authorization Letter from the consignee in favor of the customs broker. The letter mustbe written in Arabic and attested by the Chamber of Commerce.
  •   Copy of the C.R. (Commercial Registration) of the Consignee