Saudi Arabia SASO certification
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia requires that all consignments of products covered by the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization - SASO Technical Regulations exported to the country be accompanied by a product certificate and each consignment shall be accompanied by a batch certificate. These certificates certify that the product complies with the applicable standards and technical regulations. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia requires that all cosmetic and food products exported to the country comply with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) technical regulations and GSO/SASO standards.
Saudi Arabia is located on the Arabian Peninsula in southwestern Asia, bordering Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Yemen. It is the only country that has both the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf coastline. Composed of habitable deserts and barren wilds. Oil reserves and production rank first in the world, making it one of the wealthiest countries in the world. In 2022, Saudi Arabia's top ten imports include machinery (computers, optical readers, faucets, valves, air conditioners, centrifuges, filters, purifiers, liquid pumps and elevators, moving/leveling/scraping/drilling machinery , piston engines, turbojet aircraft, mechanical parts), vehicles, electrical equipment, mineral fuels, pharmaceuticals, precious metals, steel, ships, plastic products, optical/technical/medical products. China is Saudi Arabia's largest importer, accounting for 20% of Saudi Arabia's total imports. The main imported products are organic and electrical products, daily necessities, textiles and so on.
Saudi Arabia SASO
According to the latest requirements of SALEEM, the "Saudi Product Safety Plan" proposed by SASO (Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization), all commodities, including products that have been regulated by Saudi technical regulations and products that have not been regulated by Saudi technical regulations, are in When exporting to Saudi Arabia, it is necessary to submit an application through the SABER system and obtain a product certificate of conformity PCoC (Product Certificate) and batch certificate SC (Shipment Certificate).
Saudi Saber customs clearance certification process
Step 1 Register Saber system registration account Step 2 Submit PC application information Step 3 Pay PC registration fee Step 4 Organization contact enterprise to provide documents Step 5 Document review Step 6 Issue PC certificate (limited period of 1 year)
Apply through the SABER system, you need to submit information
1. Basic information of the importer (one-time submission only)
-Complete Importer company name-Business (CR) Number-Complete office address-ZIP Code-Telephone number-Fax number-P.O. Box number-Responsible Manager name-esponsible Manager Email address
2. Product information (required for each product/model)
-Product Name (Arabic)- Product Name (English)*-Product Model/Type Number*-Detailed Product Description (Arabic)-Detailed Product Description (English)*-Manufacturer name (Arabic)-Manufacturer name (English)*-Manufacturer address (English)*-Country of Origin*-Trademark (English)*-Trademark (Arabic)-Trademark Logo photo*-Product images* (Front, back, right side, left side, isometric, nameplate (as applicable))-Barcode Number*(The information marked with * above is required to be submitted)
Tips：Since Saudi Arabia's regulations and requirements may be updated in real time, and the standards and customs clearance requirements for different products are different, it is recommended that you consult before the importer registers to confirm the documents and latest regulatory requirements for export products. Help your products enter the Saudi market smoothly.
Special regulations for various categories of customs clearance for export to Saudi Arabia
01Cosmetics and food products exported to Saudi Arabia customs clearance The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia requires that all cosmetics and food products exported to the country should comply with the technical regulations and GSO/SASO standards of the Saudi Food and Drug Administration SFDA. SFDA product compliance certification COC program, including the following services: 1. Technical evaluation of documents 2. Pre-shipment inspection and sampling 3. Testing and analysis in accredited laboratories (for each batch of goods) 4. Comprehensive assessment of compliance with regulations and Standard requirements 5. Label review based on SFDA requirements 6. Container loading supervision and sealing 7. Issuance of product compliance certificates
02 Import customs clearance documents for mobile phones, mobile phone parts and accessories are required to export mobile phones, mobile phone parts and accessories to Saudi Arabia. Regardless of the quantity, the following import customs clearance documents are required: 1. The original commercial invoice issued by the Chamber of Commerce 2. The origin certified by the Chamber of Commerce Certificate 3. SASO certificate ((Saudi Arabian Standards Organization Certificate): If the above documents are not provided before the arrival of the goods, it will lead to delays in import customs clearance, and at the same time, the goods are at risk of being returned to the sender by the customs.
03 The latest regulations prohibiting the import of auto parts Saudi Arabia Customs has banned all used (old) auto parts from being imported into Saudi Arabia from November 30, 2011, except for the following: - refurbished engines - refurbished gear machinery - refurbished All refurbished auto parts must be printed with the words "RENEWED", and must not be smeared with oil or grease, and must be packed in wooden boxes. In addition, except for personal use, all used home appliances are also prohibited from being imported into Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Customs implemented new rules on May 16, 2011. In addition to providing SASO certification, all brake parts must also have "asbestos-free "Certificate of certification. Samples without this certificate will be transferred to the laboratory for testing upon arrival, which may cause delays in customs clearance; see ExpressNet for detail
04 Paper towel rolls, manhole covers, polyester fibers, and curtains imported into Saudi Arabia must submit an approved importer's declaration form. From July 31, 2022, the Saudi Standards and Metrology Organization (SASO) will implement mandatory requirements to issue a shipment certificate ( S-CoCs), an importer declaration form approved by the Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources was required for shipments containing the following regulated products: • Tissue rolls (Saudi Customs Tariff Codes - 480300100005, 480300100004, 480300100003, 480300100001, 480300900001, 480300100006)•manhole cover
(Saudi Customs Tariff Code- 732599100001, 732690300002, 732690300001, 732599109999, 732599100001, 732510109999, 732510100002, 732510100001)•Polyester(Saudi Customs Tariff Code- 5509529000, 5503200000)
curtain(blinds)(Saudi CustomsTariff code - 730890900002) The importer's declaration form approved by the Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources will contain a system-generated barcode.
05 Regarding the import of medical equipment to Saudi Arabia, the recipient company must hold a medical equipment company license (MDEL), and private individuals are not allowed to import medical equipment. Before sending medical equipment or similar items to Saudi Arabia, the recipient needs to use the company license to go to the Saudi Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) for entry permits, and at the same time provide the SFDA-approved documents to the TNT Saudi customs clearance team for customs clearance. The following information must be reflected in customs clearance: 1) Valid importer license number 2) Valid equipment registration number/approval number 3) Commodity (HS) code 4) Product code 5) Import quantity
06 22 kinds of electronic and electrical products such as mobile phones, notebooks, coffee machines, etc. SASO IECEE RC certification SASO IECEE RC certification basic process: - The product completes the CB test report and CB certificate; Documentation instructions/Arabic labels, etc.); -SASO reviews the documents and issues certificates in the system. Compulsory certification list of SASO IECEE RC accreditation certificate:
There are currently 22 categories of products that have been regulated by SASO IECEE RC, including Electrical pumps (5HP and below), Coffee makers coffee machines, Electrical Oil Fryer electric frying pans, Electrical Cables power cords, Video games and Accessories, electronic game consoles and their accessories, and Electric water kettles are newly added to the mandatory certification list of the SASO IECEE RC accreditation certificate from July 1, 2021.