Kuwait – Customs Requirements

November 11, 2015


Kuwait – Customs Requirements

Last updated 05/11/2015 at 17:00

Please note due to new regulations in Kuwait customs, any shipments above 100 kgs or above the value of 2000 USD must be sent with Original invoice and COO (Certificate of Origin ).

The importer must have a valid importer code from Customs Authorities.

Imported goods must conform to licensed activities of the importer.

Imported goods must be accompanied with an Original Commercial Invoice, and a Packing list. For goods valued USD 2,500 and above or weigh 100kgs and above a Certificate of Origin is required. Failure to submit required documents might lead to penalties to be applied by Kuwaiti Customs.

All imported goods into Kuwait must have a country of origin printed or embossed physically each item; for example “made in China”, “made in Japan”, etc.. The country of origin must also be stated in the Commercial Invoice, failure to comply with this regulation may prohibit entry of the goods.

HS Codes must be stated clearly in Commercial Invoice. Where the HS Codes cannot be determined within the transaction, penalties might be applied by Kuwaiti Customs…