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Jeddah, for centuries, has served as an entrepot for trade and commerce on the Arabian Peninsula.  Even today, it is the hub of business activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with several major enterprises having their headquarters here.  The Consulate General of India, Jeddah has endeavoured to facilitate the pursuit of Indian business interest in this dynamic environment by providing relevant information about the business climate and key commercial practices.  While India has been a supplier of traditional items such as rice, tea, spices to the Saudi market for several years, increasingly there is now a shift in terms of Indian exports with a variety of non-traditional items and value added materials like machine tools, power generation equipment, pharmaceuticals, ceramics and transport equipment and information technology finding an increasing share in the trade basket.

The Commercial Section renders a variety of services to facilitate business and commercial interests of Indian exporters/investors as well as Saudi exporters/investors. It provides service on trade enquires including information related to various business rules and regulations to both Indian and Saudi businessmen on various fields of interest, which helps them to decide to do business/investment in either country. The Consulate facilitates the settlement of trade disputes arises between two business parties. It recommends the cases of the Saudi businessmen interested to visit India for exploring business opportunities to Consular Section. The Commercial Section facilitate the visiting Indian business delegations in obtaining various permissions/clearances from concerned Saudi authorities and arranges their meetings with Saudi government officials, Chamber of Commerce and individual businessman to make their visit successful. The section also facilitates other government departments and agencies desiring to verify the credentials of a particular company/ organization etc.   It also provides information to Indian and Saudi Businessmen/investors on various exhibitions, trade fairs and shows organized in both countries. The Section publishes Commercial Bulletin (bimonthly) focusing on various industries or commercial fields, Biznews (monthly) providing latest information on commercial and business developments on India.