Saudi Arabia Not to Allow Sale of Liquor at Duty-free Shops

Fri Jan 06 2023
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Monitoring Desk

ISLAMABAD: Regarding the sale of liquor in duty-free shops that have been set up recently, Saudi Arabia’s concerned authority that no such trade will be allowed.

The Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority (ZATCA) on Friday stated that as per the rules of establishing duty-free markets, permissible trade includes only of those products and goods that are already allowed to be traded in the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia not to allow duty-free shops to sell liquor

According to the rules and requirements for establishing duty-free markets, only goods and products that are permitted to be traded in the Kingdom will be allowed at the duty-free markets, ZATCA said on Friday.

The authority stated that duty-free markets that are currently operating in the Kingdom are located in the departure terminals of King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, King Fahad International Airport in Dammam, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, and Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Airport in Madinah.

The ZACTA has planned an expansion by opening duty-free markets that are needed at numerous sea, air and land ports.

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