IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 15 Nov 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On 13 November 2012, the Saudi Labor Ministry announced that starting from 15 November 2012, all private sector firms that employ more foreigner than Saudis are subjected to a fine of SR2400 (US$640) per year, for every extra foreigner employed.
The following foreign citizens are not counted as foreigners according to this regulation:
- citizens of other Gulf Cooperation Council members,
- children of Saudi mothers,
- domestic helpers.

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