Sanctions for Enabling Expatriates to Participate in Independent Economic Activities
The Public Prosecution (Nayab Al-Aama) in Saudi Arabia has issued a stern warning regarding the involvement of non-Saudi expatriates in conducting independent economic activities within the Kingdom. Saudi Arabia's regulatory authority has recently fortified its legal framework aimed at preventing various economic infractions, while concurrently implementing stringent controls to hold accountable those responsible for actions that may be deemed unlawful, as conveyed by the Saudi Public Prosecution.
The Prosecution emphatically states that it is illegal for anyone to authorize a non-Saudi individual to engage in economic activities for their personal gain within the Kingdom without the necessary legal authorization. Furthermore, the authority stressed that this prohibition extends to instances where non-Saudi expatriates use their identity, licenses, approvals issued to them, commercial registrations, trade names, or any related means.
In accordance with the Anti-Concealment Law, individuals found guilty of violating these regulations may face severe penalties, including imprisonment for a period of up to five years, a fine amounting to five million Saudi riyals, or a combination of both penalties.