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: 07 Sep 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import ban

On 14 May 2013, the Saudi Ministry of Finance announced the imposition of a ban on imports of high-energy air conditioning. Domestically produced and previously imported ones are still traded in the country, but the Government is planning on prohibiting their usage as well.
The ban entered into force on 7 September 2013.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8415 Air conditioning machines, comprising a motordriven fan and elements for changing the temperature and humidity, including those machines in which the humidity cannot be separately regulated.
841510 Window or wall types, selfcontained or ìsplitsystemî
841520 Of a kind used for persons, in motor vehicles
841581 Incorporating a refrigerating unit and a valve for reversal of the cooling/heat cycle (reversible heat pumps)
841582 Other, incorporating a refrigerating unit
841583 Not incorporating a refrigerating unit
841590 Parts

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