According to Ajel sources, the Saudi Customs is to reduce the list of “hazardous” chemicals involved in the combination of explosives, and will not be allowed to enter Saudi Arabia without prior permission.
The updated list was reduced to 35 materials that will not be allowed to enter Saudi Arabia, without a prior permission to import them from the competent authority.
The list currently in force includes 131 chemicals involved in the combination of explosives, which are referred to as “hazardous”, as stated in the executive regulation of the Chemical Import Regulation.
According to the same regulation, the issuance of a permit to import chemicals is limited to the ministries of interior, education, health, agriculture, water and electricity, according to an organization specified in the regulation.
With regard to the materials involved in the combination of explosives, the body responsible for carrying out the activity shall refer the import application it has approved to the Ministry of Interior for a decision within a maximum period of 10 days from the date of receipt of the transaction.
The Saudi Customs said in a letter to the Council of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, a copy of which obtained by Ajel, that the goal of updating the list is to reduce and decrease the availability of these materials.
The list of substances to be entered only by the Public Security Directorate following the submission of an application to the licensor or beneficiary body includes 35 chemicals, the most prominent of which are:
- – Phosphorus.
- – Coarse magnesium powder.
- – Sulfuric acid.
- – Sodium peroxide.
- – Second ethyl ether.
- – Lysergic acid and its salts.
- – Powders with non-foil structure not mixed.
- – Soft magnesium powder.
- – Safrol, Peperonal.
- – Sodium dioxide.