Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan introduced on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia will implement its January 2024 deadline requiring worldwide companies that want to safe authorities contracts within the Kingdom to relocate their regional headquarters to Riyadh.
“Within the occasion of failure to adjust to the deadline on the a part of any firms, they may lose their contracts with the federal government,” the minister mentioned.
In February 2021, Saudi Arabia introduced plans to cease coping with contracting firms with out regional headquarters primarily based within the Kingdom by Jan. 1, 2024. This was a part of efforts to create extra jobs for Saudi women and men, increase influx of funding and guarantee financial diversification plans inside the targets of the Saudi Imaginative and prescient 2030 and the strategic plan for Riyadh. The federal government revealed at the moment that this matter wouldn’t have an effect on the flexibility of any investor to enter the Saudi economic system or proceed coping with the personal sector.
In line with an official supply, Saudi Arabia is decided to cease giving authorities contracts to any international firm or business establishment with regional headquarters exterior the Kingdom. The choice covers contracts by establishments, our bodies and funds affiliated with the federal government or any of its companies. The foundations and laws associated to this will likely be issued within the present 12 months 2023, the supply added.
Talking on the 7th Future Funding Initiative (FII7) discussion board in Riyadh on Wednesday, Al-Jadaan mentioned that the Kingdom was not specializing in home product figures, however somewhat on the event of the non-oil sector, which is anticipated to develop by 6 % this 12 months. “We hope it continues to develop subsequent 12 months and past round that quantity,” he added.