Saudi Food and Drug Authority: No VAT on human medicines, vitamins, and registered medical equipment

Updated 03 January 2018
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Saudi Food and Drug Authority: No VAT on human medicines, vitamins, and registered medical equipment

RIYADH: The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) said that the VAT will not be applied on human medicines, vitamins, and registered medical devices and products.

Abdul Rahman Al-Sultan, pharmacist and director of the SFDA’s department of pharmaceutical information and awareness, said that the FDA is closely monitoring companies and pharmacies to make sure they do not implement the VAT on the human medicines, vitamins and registered medical devices and products.

He called upon consumers to inform the General Authority for Zakat and Income Tax (GAZT) on 19993 or the application “VAT” about any company or pharmacy that is not committed to this policy.

Al-Sultan noted that consumers can visit the website https://www.sfda.gov.sa/ar/drug/search/Pages/default.aspx to see the list of medicines and medical products excluded from VAT, and the website https://mdma.sfda.gov.sa/ListedProducts.aspx to see the list of medical devices which are excluded from the VAT.


Saudi Justice Ministry introduces new e-service

Walid Al-Samaani
Updated 16 July 2018
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Saudi Justice Ministry introduces new e-service

  • The new lease offers applicants the right to apply directly to the Court of Execution in clear electronic proceedings
  • Real estate owners can now apply, through the “unified lease agreement

JEDDAH: The Saudi justice minister and chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Walid Al-Samaani, has directed his ministry to start receiving requests for the implementation of the unified housing lease in the execution courts as an executive bond through the “unified lease contract,” after linking electronically with the Ministry of Housing.
The new lease offers applicants the right to apply directly to the Court of Execution in clear electronic proceedings.
Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice for Implementation Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Suhaiman explained this step will contribute to reducing the flow of cases to the general courts.
Al-Suhaiman said the real estate owners can now apply, through the “unified lease agreement,” which is registered in the electronic rental network, directly to the executive courts and departments, through the ministry’s portal, if the tenant does not pay the value of the rent when due. This step will contribute to reducing the flow of more than 22,000 cases reviewed by the general courts during 1438H and 1439H on leases.