Healthcare Committee


To be at the forefront of service providers to traders and investors from both countries in the medical and health fields


Facilitating the way for Saudi and Chinese businessmen and facing the challenges they face by providing practical solutions to these challenges


  • Providing services to facilitate commercial dealings for Saudi and Chinese medical companies.
  • Develop innovative and practical solutions to the obstacles facing merchants and medical companies from both countries
  • Raising the level of efficiency of quality control and anti-fraud by strengthening the control of products and providers of medical supplies


  • Prices change on a daily basis and quickly, while government tenders stipulate that prices are valid upon submission for a period of 120 days, and the supply is linked to a period of no less than a year due to the volume of quantities, which leads to the difficulty of the Chinese side’s commitment to the price and the required supply period.
  • The absence of a mechanism, whether from China or Saudi Arabia, to put Chinese factories on the blacklist in the event of non-compliance with the required specifications and the contract, while there is a mechanism in China to put foreign companies on the blacklist due to non-payment, even if it was the result of receiving violating goods.
  • Goods arrive at Saudi ports from Chinese factories without conforming to the new government standards such as the Food and Drug Authority and not matching the catalog number required by the purchase order.
  • Exporting items with catalog numbers is different from the number contracted with the Saudi importer and contracted with government agencies with the same number.
  • Sometimes the financial feasibility of appointing companies to inspect the goods before exporting from the financial point of view is due to the existence of contracts of small amounts to divide the order into small batches from the government side.
  • The current requirements for Chinese companies to pre-pay cash before shipment, which do not give the Saudi merchant the necessary protection.
  • Giving local factories the priority by awarding them and giving them price protection, despite the fact that local factories play the same role as traders by importing goods from China and only packaging them as a Saudi industry.
  • The government procurement system provides for the application of a fine for delay in supply on the one hand and the purchase on the account on the other hand in the event of non-supply during the contract period, and due to the presence of a number of Chinese companies that do not comply with the offers submitted by them, in which the general conditions for tenders were clarified, but the resulting fines fall on The burden of the Saudi trader, despite the fact that the error came from the Chinese factories in terms of non-compliance, which leads to the presence of harm to the Saudi trader on the part of the customer by appearing not to fulfill his obligations.
  • Non-recognition of the principle of force majeure by government agencies.

Committee president

Mr. Bassam Hamadah

Committee members from the Saudi side

  1. The National Company for the Unified Purchase of Medicines, Devices and Medical Appliances (NUPCO)
  2. Food and Drug Administration

Committee members from the Chinese side

  1. China Sinosure Company