My company exports goods to Saudi Arabia and has become aware of new regulations concerning the import of plastics into that country, ie that from December 2017, any plastic products imported into Saudi Arabia need to be made of a biodegradable material. While we do not send plastic products, we do use plastic packaging which, we believe, is also covered by the new regulations. It appears that a licence is required to import biodegradable plastic products into Saudi Arabia, but we are not sure if a licence is needed if we simply package goods in biodegradable plastic.

There is limited information available online and what information we have found seems to be contradictory. The majority of our exports are sent to Saudi Arabia and we do not want shipments held up because of a lack of understanding of new regulations.

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