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Pollution Control Equipment and Services in Saudi Arabia: A Strategic Reference, 2007

  • ID: 602315
  • July 2007
  • Region: Saudi Arabia
  • 214 pages
  • ICON Group International

How to Strategically Evaluate Saudi Arabia

Perhaps the most efficient way of evaluating Saudi Arabia is to consider key dimensions which themselves are composites of multiple factors. Composite portfolio approaches have long been used by strategic planners. The biggest challenge in this approach is to choose the appropriate factors that are the most relevant to international planning. The two measures of greatest relevance to pollution control equipment and services are “latent demand” and “market accessibility”. The figure below summarizes the key dimensions and recommendations of such an approach. Using these two composites, one can prioritize all countries of the world. Countries of high latent demand and high relative accessibility (e.g. easier entry for one firm compared to other firms) are given highest priority. The figure below shows two different scenarios. Accessibility is defined as a firm’s ease of entering or supplying from or to a market (the “supply side”), and latent demand is an indicator of the potential in serving from or to the market (the “demand side”).
Framework for Prioritizing Countries

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1 INTRODUCTION & METHODOLOGY 1
1.1 What Does This Report Cover? 1
1.2 How to Strategically Evaluate Saudi Arabia 1
1.3 Latent Demand and Accessibility in Saudi Arabia 3
2 POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES IN SAUDI ARABIA 5
2.1 Latent Demand and Accessibility: Background 5
2.2 Latent Demand: Market Composition 5
2.3 Market Data 6
2.4 Key Suppliers 6
2.5 Prospective Buyers 7
2.6 Accessibility: Market Entry 7
2.6.1 Trade Regulations 7
2.6.2 Duty Rates 8
2.6.3 Standards 8
2.6.4 Commercial Regulations 8
2.7 Market Issues and Obstacles 9
2.8 Accessibility: Trade Event 9
2.9 Key Contacts 10
3 FINANCIAL INDICATORS: WHOLESALE DEALING IN WARM AIR HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES 11
3.1 Overview 11
3.1.1 Financial Returns and Gaps in Saudi Arabia 12
3.1.2 Labor Productivity Gaps in Saudi Arabia 15
3.1.3 Limitations and Extensions 15
3.2 Financial Returns in Saudi Arabia: Asset Structure Ratios 16
3.2.1 Overview 16
3.2.2 Assets - Definitions of Terms 16
3.2.3 Asset Structure: Outlook 19
3.2.4 Large Variances: Assets 20
3.2.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 23
3.3 Financial Returns in Saudi Arabia: Liability Structure Ratios 38
3.3.1 Overview 38
3.3.2 Liabilities and Equity - Definitions of Terms 38
3.3.3 Liability Structure: Outlook 40
3.3.4 Large Variances: Liabilities 41
3.3.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 44
3.4 Financial Returns in Saudi Arabia: Income Structure Ratios 57
3.4.1 Overview 57
3.4.2 Income Statements - Definitions of Terms 57
3.4.3 Income Structure: Outlook 59
3.4.4 Large Variances: Income 60
3.4.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 63
3.5 Financial Returns in Saudi Arabia: Profitability Ratios 76
3.5.1 Overview 76
3.5.2 Ratios - Definitions of Terms 76
3.5.3 Ratio Structure: Outlook 79
3.5.4 Large Variances: Ratios 80
3.5.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 83
3.6 Productivity in Saudi Arabia: Asset-Labor Ratios 98
3.6.1 Overview 98
3.6.2 Asset to Labor: Outlook 99
3.6.3 Asset to Labor: International Gaps 100
3.6.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 103
3.7 Productivity in Saudi Arabia: Liability-Labor Ratios 118
3.7.1 Overview 118
3.7.2 Liability to Labor: Outlook 119
3.7.3 Liability and Equity to Labor: International Gaps 120
3.7.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 123
3.8 Productivity in Saudi Arabia: Income-Labor Ratios 136
3.8.1 Overview 136
3.8.2 Income to Labor: Outlook 137
3.8.3 Income to Labor: Gaps 138
3.8.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 141
4 MACRO-ACCESSIBILITY IN SAUDI ARABIA 154
4.1 Executive Summary 154
4.2 Economic Fundamentals and Dynamics 154
4.2.1 The Government’s Role in the Economy 154
4.2.2 Balance of Payments 155
4.2.3 Adequacy of the Infrastructure System 155
4.2.4 Regional Economic Integration 156
4.3 Political Risks 156
4.3.1 Nature of Political Relationship with the United States 156
4.3.2 Major Political Issues Affecting Business Climate 157
4.3.3 The Political System 157
4.3.4 The Legal System 158
4.4 Marketing Strategies 158
4.4.1 Distribution and Sales Channels 158
4.4.2 Steps to Establishing an Office 159
4.4.3 Creating a Joint Venture 160
4.4.4 Agents and Distributors and Hiring Local Counsel 161
4.4.5 Performing Due Diligence and Checking Bona Fides 161
4.4.6 Franchising 161
4.4.7 Direct Marketing 162
4.4.8 Selling Strategies 163
4.4.9 Product Pricing and Licensing 163
4.4.10 Advertising and Trade Promotion 164
4.4.11 Selling to the Government 166
4.5 Import and Export Regulation Risks 167
4.5.1 Membership in Free Trade Arrangements 167
4.5.2 Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers 168
4.5.3 Prohibited Imports and U.S.-Imposed Export Controls 170
4.5.4 Import Tariffs and License Requirements 170
4.5.5 Customs Regulations and Contact Information 170
4.5.6 Entering Temporary Imports 171
4.5.7 Additional Trade Issues 171
4.5.8 Labeling Issues 172
4.5.9 Free Trade Zones and Warehouses 172
4.5.10 Local Standards 172
4.6 Investment Climate 173
4.6.1 Openness to Foreign Investment 173
4.6.2 Conversion and Transfer Policies 175
4.6.3 Expropriation and Compensation 176
4.6.4 Dispute Settlement and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 176
4.6.5 Performance Requirements and Incentives 177
4.6.6 Right to Private Ownership and Establishment 177
4.6.7 Protection of Property Rights 178
4.6.8 Transparency of the Regulatory System 178
4.6.9 Capital Market Risks 178
4.6.10 Political Violence 179
4.6.11 Corruption 179
4.6.12 Bilateral Investment Agreements 179
4.6.13 OPIC and Other Investment Insurance Programs 179
4.6.14 Labor 180
4.6.15 Foreign Trade Zones and Free Ports 180
4.7 Trade and Project Financing 180
4.7.1 The Banking System 180
4.7.2 Foreign Exchange Controls Affecting Trade 181
4.7.3 Availability of Local Financing 181
4.8 Travel Issues 183
4.8.1 Local Business Practices 183
4.8.2 Travel Advisories and Visas 184
4.8.3 Safety and Security 185
4.8.4 Criminal Penalties 186
4.8.5 Contacting the American Embassy and Consulates 186
4.8.6 Holidays 187
4.8.7 Work Week 187
4.8.8 Infrastructure for Conducting Business 187
4.8.9 Temporary Entry of Goods 189
4.8.10 Country Data 189
4.9 Key Contacts 190
4.9.1 U.S. Embassy Personnel 190
4.9.2 Saudi Embassy and Consulates in the U.S 190
4.9.3 U.S.-Based Multipliers 191
4.9.4 Saudi Arabian Trade Associations and Chambers of Commerce 192
4.9.5 Saudi Arabian Government and Quasi-Government Agencies 193
4.9.6 Saudi Arabian Government Ministries 198
4.9.7 Saudi Arabian Market Research Firms 201
4.9.8 Saudi Arabian Commercial Banks 201
4.9.9 Multilateral Development Bank Offices in Saudi Arabia 203
4.9.10 Washington-Based U.S. Government Country Contacts 203
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 205
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 205
5.2 Icon Group International, Inc. User Agreement Provisions 206

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