SASO|SABER - Certificate of Conformity
What is SASO|SABER – Certificate of Conformity?
SASO stands for Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization.
Saber electronic platform is your gateway to the Saudi market. It helps you to register the required products and certificates of conformity easily. It also accesses to conformity assessment bodies accepted by the Saudi Organization for SASO locally and internationally.
Saber’s Electronic Platform Features are;
- Raising the level of safe products
- Reduces the needed time
The Saudi Arabia Conformity Assessment Program, which covers all goods, has a number of key objectives:
- Protection of public health
- Consumer safety
- National security
- Protection of religious and public morals
- Protection of environment
- Prevention of deceptive practices
Every consignment of imported goods must be accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity from an authorized inspection agency. They are needed to ensure customs clearance of shipments and confirm that the products comply with the relevant Saudi technical regulations and national, regional, or international standards.
All imported consignments must bear a non-removable indication of origin. Those that do not will be held by Saudi Customs and the Importer will be asked to take corrective action or provide an undertaking that the offense will not be repeated. Failure to do so could result in a fine or goods being returned to their country of origin. For full details, read the complete Circular by Saudi Customs on Country of Origin Marking.
Saudi Arabian Standards Organization being the sole standardization body in the Kingdom was established according to the Royal Decree No.M / 10 dated 3/3/1392 H, on 16/4/1972, as a body corporate Organization and an independent budget assigned to deal with all that relates to activities of specifications, standards, and quality, which include adopting national standards for all commodities and products, also sampling techniques and methods of inspection and test, etc., as well as establishing the rules for granting certificates of conformity corresponding to the imported goods, quality marks, the systems for issuing them and the right to use. The Organization publishes the necessary awareness on the characterization and standardization. The decision of the Council of Ministers No. (61) Dated 28/2/1430 ordered and changed the name of the Organization by adding quality to be (Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization).
What information does a certificate of conformity contain?
Type approval or certificate of conformity is granted to a product that meets a minimum set of regulatory, technical, and safety requirements. Generally, type approval is required before a product is allowed to be sold in a particular country, so the requirements for a given product will vary around the world.
SASO Regulated Products:
Paints (Pigments) and Varnishes
Building Materials (Metals and their Alloys for Buildings and Constructions, Insulation and Cladding Materials, Hydraulic Bonding, etc, Bricks, Tiles, Ceramics, Sanitaryware, etc, Tubes and Pipes used in water, electricity and Gas networks)
Biodegradable Plastic Products
Gas Appliances and their Accessories
Trailers and Semi-Trailers
Auto Spare Parts
Pressure Devices and Equipment and their Accessories
games and devices of Amusement Parks
Jewelry Decorations and Accessories
Doors and Windows
Shoes and Leathers
tools and appliances used in the kitchen
Adhesive Materials, Tapes, Glue and Related Products
Fire Fighting Equipment and Materials
personal protective equipment and clothing
Small Scale Solar PV Systems
Papers and Related Products
Portable and Oriented Machines