How to export goods to the Middle East

The Middle East is a key trading region for companies from dozens of countries around the world. For optimal international logistics, professional planning is essential to ensure the success of export operations.

Companies wishing to export must be able to adapt to the different modes of transport and be aware of the national regulations of the Middle Eastern country their products are destined for.

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The export of goods to the Middle East, depending on their origin, can be carried out by air, sea or land transport, depending on the characteristics of the product and the needs of the exporting company. Multimodal transport, which combines two or more modes of transport, and triangular operations, where goods are shipped to a third country before reaching their final destination in a Middle Eastern city, are key strategies for optimizing international logistics.

These methods allow for flexibility and efficiency, facilitating adaptation to the specific conditions of each shipment and market. But what steps can we take to export goods to countries in the Arabian Peninsula, the Caucasus and the Middle East?

  • Know the local regulations: it is essential to know if there are specific restrictions for certain products in the destination country. This can occur, for example, in relation to food products.
  • Trade agreements: we must know the trade relationships that exist between the exporting and importing country. For example, there are tariff advantages between the European Union and some Middle Eastern nations.
  • Customs knowledge: it is important to ensure that the goods are accompanied by all the necessary documentation such as the commercial invoice, packing list, certificate of origin, and other specific documents that may be required by the customs authorities at origin and destination.
  • Correct labeling: it is also important to ensure that labeling complies with local regulations, including language, specific information, as in the case of food; and other specific warnings, see example of hazardous goods.
  • Packaging: the goods must be adequately packaged to protect the products during transport.
  • Transport: we must choose the most appropriate mode of transport (air, sea or land) considering the nature of our products, transit time and cost. For example, to export food and beverages, we must implement temperature and humidity control systems to maintain quality. In any logistics operation, it is advisable to enable real-time traceability.
  • Safety and sustainability: ensure that the logistics chain complies with international safety standards to prevent loss and damage. All this without forgetting sustainable practices and minimizing environmental impact.

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In any logistic process it is important that we rigorously personalize the steps because each shipment is different and unique. To do this, it is very helpful to have the advice of a freight forwarder specialized in exporting goods to the Middle East.

Logisber has extensive experience in shipping products to countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain or Iran, among others. All this while being aware of the guidelines and regulations of organizations such as the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), the Chambers of Commerce of each country, the World Trade Organization and local trade development organizations.

At Logisber we help companies from all sectors to ship their goods to Middle East. In particular, we are specialized in shipments of food, machinery, medicines and medical devices, dangerous goods and waste.

If you want to make a success of your exports to Middle East, contact Logisber now and our team will inform you about the whole B2B logistics process in a personalized way and adapted to your company.