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New SABER Regulations: Factory Audits Required for Many Product Types

SABER Update:

Throughout 2019 SASO (Saudi Arabian Standards Organization) has been gradually implementing products onto the SABER system.

As products are added onto the new system, they bring with them a newly written Technical Regulation (TR). Although many of the TRs have the previous regulations as a basis, they also have new requirements which many companies are being caught out by.

For many product types such as Textiles for Children, Detergents, and Batteries it is now a requirement that a Factory audit is in place in order for clearance to be arranged.

SASO has confirmed that ISO 9001 is not sufficient and that a SASO-specific audit needs to be conducted encompassing subjects such as incoming material inspection, product test plans, processes, and resource management.


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