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Jan 16, 2018 (Newsletter Issue 1/18)
Saudi Arabia
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New VAT Rate Effective

As of January 1, 2018, Value Added Tax (VAT) of 5% will be applied in Saudi Arabia in relation of goods and services.

Professional (attorney) charges of all new intellectual property IP cases and pending cases to be completed on or after January 1, 2018, will be bound to the new VAT rate.

Furthermore, publication fees of all types of trademark applications such as new, renewal and recordal applications have increased by 5% and shall be included in the VAT.

Source: JAH & Co. IP, Qatar