Oil production currently provides more than 90% of Saudi Arabia's wealth. The government has recently tried to diversify the economy with private investment in the healthcare and tourism industries as well as improvements in telecommunications and natural gas exploration. Saudi Arabia has successfully pushed through some business reforms, such as loosening foreign ownership limits on its stock market, launching its inaugural tourist visa and opening up four new industries to 100% foreign investment. These improvements caused Saudi Arabia to climb 30 places in the World Bank's Doing Business Index 2019.
How to do business
Are you considering entering the Saudi market? Are you already active in Saudi Arabia and need tips, advice or support with your next steps? Do you have technical or regulatory questions?
In this section we provide you with guides, checklists and background information on doing business in Saudi Arabia - specifically for Swiss SMEs and start-ups.
Discover your individual sales potential in Saudi Arabia
Analyse a wide range of data and compare Saudi Arabia to other countries - specifically for your products!
Saudi Arabia offers opportunities in many different sectors. In this section we highlight interesting potential for selected Swiss industries and explain how to exploit it.
Find opportunities for your business in Saudi Arabia
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Events and Trade Fairs
Especially for SMEs it is important to feel a new market to really understand its potential fit. Our business trips and events take you to the country and our events - webinars or in-person - in Switzerland allow you to exchange with experts and peers and leverage our network for your growth.
Relevant news for Swiss firms
The role of governments for international business is ever increasing. In this section you can find relevant news about market entry in Saudi Arabia.