|Halal Ranking||1st in CSR Islamic Finance Development Indicator; 6th Overall Islamic Finance Development Indicator; 4th in Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI 2015)/Crescentrating|
|Halal-related agencies Intro|
Saudi Food and Drug Authority has information relevant to commercial interests in Halal products, as well as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and medical devices.
Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) maintains qualifications for consumer safety.
|Halal compliance guidelines Intro|
|Halal-related trade and trading|
Department of Halal Meat at the Muslim World League e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Investment and Export Promotion Agencies Intro|
SAGIA (Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority)
Saudi Export Development Authority (SEDA)
Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF), an independent entity within the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is one important source of financing for investors.
|Investment and Export Promotion Agencies Names||Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority|
Saudi Arabia has a large number of trade agreements that are detailed on their What You Need To Know Page at SAGIA
Saudi Arabia has Investment Promotion & Protection Agreements with Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, and Taiwan. The Kingdom has cooperation agreements of varying scope with 36 countries, including an agreement on secured private investment with the United States that has been in place since February 1975. The United States and Saudi Arabia signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement in 2003.
|Company ownership limits |
(foreign and local)
The Saudi authorities announced in September 2015 that foreign investors would be able to own 100 percent of retail and wholesale businesses.
|Media & Recreation||28|
|Pharma & Cosmetics||36.7|
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