Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Council of Saudi Chambers

The Council for Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry is the official federation for the 28 Saudi Chambers. The Council was formed as per the Royal Decree # R/6 dated 30/04/1400 Hijri (March 1980) with its head office in Riyadh. Its main objective is to observe the common interests of the Saudi Chambers, represent them on local and international levels and assist in the enhancement of the private sector’s role in the development of the national economy.

Vision 2030

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is blessed with many rich assets. Our geographic, cultural, social, demographic and economic advantages have enabled us to take a leading position in the world.
To build the best future for our country, we have based our Vision for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on three pillars that represent our unique competitive advantages. Our status will enable us to build on our leading role as the heart of Arab and Islamic worlds. At the same time, we will use our investment power to create a more diverse and sustainable economy. Finally, we will use our strategic location to build our role as an integral driver of international trade and to connect three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe.

Ministry of Commerce

As a result of the expansion of the commercial works and activities and their growth, Royal Decree No. 5703/5//22/10, on 17/3/1954, was issued to establish the Ministry of Commerce. It was tasked with regulating domestic and foreign trade and its development. Also, having been established, a number of bodies interested in commercial issues joined it. And the Benchmark Registration section was moved to it from the Ministry of Finance; in addition to supervising over the commercial, industrial chambers in the Kingdom.

Ministry of Energy

The ministry was established in December 1960. Prior to the formation of the ministry policies regarding oil production and planning were overseen by the directorate general of petroleum and mineral affairs which was attached to the ministry of finance. Then the directorate was converted into the ministry. The ministry was named the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources until May 2016 when it was renamed as the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources. The ministry is based in Riyadh.

General Authority for Statistics

The General Authority for Statistics is a government entity that enjoys an independent legal personality. Its Board of Directors is headed by His Excellency the Minister of Economy and Planning and formed by 15 representatives from relevant government entities and private sector institutions. It is considered the only official statistical reference for statistical data and information in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The General Authority for Statistics implements all statistical works, ensures technical supervision of the statistical sector, which includes a system of multiple statistical centers and units that were established within the administrative structures of government entities and some of the private sector institutions, and oversees the implementation of the national strategy for statistical work in coordination with relevant entities.

Saudi Customs

Saudi Customs seeks to provide integrated customs services to meet development ‎requirements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and keep pace with the latest ‎developments at local and international level. This will be achieved through a form of a ‎difficult formula considered Saudi Customs mission and slogan represented in ‎‎(accelerating release of permissible goods and preventing entry of prohibited ones). It ‎requires striking a balance between facilitation of flow of trade for importers and ‎exporters in accordance with the Kingdom’s international obligations on the one hand, ‎and carrying out accurate inspection tasks of consignments, on the other hand, to ensure ‎prevention of entry of prohibited and infringing materials such as counterfeit items as ‎customs is the first line of defense for the country. ‎

Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)

Established in 2000, SAGIA was mandated as a central agency for inward investment in Saudi Arabia and to help attract investments to serve the development goals and participate in the diversification of the Saudi economy. We facilitate introductions for investors to key stakeholders that include access to capital, industrial land, commercial premises and funding support. We can organize fact-finding visits to possible locations/ partners/contacts,‎

Ministry of Economy & Planning

• Supporter of the National Vision.
• National Economic Policy Developer.
• Socio-Economic Development Planner.
• Enabler and Advisor (ecosystem harmonization).

• Socio-Economic Expert.

Ministry of Housing

It is our duty in the Ministry of Housing to organize and facilitate a balanced and sustainable housing environment through the development and improvement of programs to stimulate the private and public sectors through cooperation and partnership in organizing, planning and monitoring to facilitate housing for all segments of society at the right price and quality. ‎

Based on Saudi Vision 2030, and in pursuit of a vibrant society, the Ministry of Housing aims to increase the ownership rate by at least 52% by the year 1442H / 2030. Through the enactment of a number of regulations and regulations, stimulate the private sector, and build an effective partnership with the citizen. To provide adequate housing according to ownership paths by financing and savings solutions commensurate with the needs of the citizens.‎

Office of the Technical Secretariat to Combat Harmful Practices in International Trade
Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council

The objectives of the Office of the Technical Secretariat to Combat Harmful Practices in International Trade derive from the terms of reference established by the UNOPS Standard Law (System), which include:

  • Protect the Gulf industry from harmful practices in international trade, enabling it to raise it’s competitive and export capabilities.
  • Spread knowledge of the rules and procedures to combat harmful practices in international trade between those interested in these topics, both in the sectors of national industry and exporters, suppliers, lawyers, accountants and others, in order to achieve transparency and awareness of these new issues in the Gulf economic arena.
  • To strengthen the relationship between the GCC industrial community and the technical secretariat office.
  • Documenting the relationship between GCC economic systems.
  • Closer relationship with WTO and anti-dumping bodies.