Official Source: Saudi Arabia Will Stop Contracting with Any Company or Firm That Has Regional Headquarters Outside Saudi Arabia, Starting From 2024

SourceSaudi Press Agency
CountrySaudi Arabia

An official source stated that the Kingdom of Saudi of Arabia intends to cease contracting with companies and commercial institutions with regional headquarters not located in the Kingdom. The cessation will include agencies, institutions and funds owned by the government and will take effect January 1st, 2024. The source stated that the decision aims to incentivize the localization of businesses by foreign companies that deal with the Kingdom’s government or any of its agencies, institutions and funds, in addition to creating more jobs, limit economic leakage, increase spending efficiency, and guarantee that the main goods and services purchased by the different government agencies are made in the Kingdom with appropriate local content. The source noted that this directive is made in accordance with the announcement of the strategic goals of the Kingdom’s capital, Riyadh 2030, during the Future Investment Initiative forum which was held recently, during which 24 more...