Enabling you to identify and mitigate the intrinsic risk in your operations, supply chains and business processes.
Evaluating how your products and services meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.
Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets.
An Overview of the New System in the KSA
In 2018, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) implemented an enhanced conformity assessment system, called SALEEM, covering multiple industry sectors, including electrical/electronic products. The SALEEM program includes requirements to ensure the quality and safety of electrical products in the KSA market focused on electrical safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and energy efficiency. Under the program, SASO developed SABER, a central online repository system whereby all imported products are registered.
The technical regulations and certifications required under SALEEM are outlined in this table:
As of January 1, 2019, importers must initiate certification requests for products they intend to import to the KSA by accessing SABER, registering the regulated products and choosing one of the SASO-approved certification bodies (CBs) to process their request. SABER can be used to conduct both product and shipment certifications following these processes.
Product Certification of Conformity (PCoC)
The product certification of conformity (PCoC) is issued online in the SABER platform for every regulated product, as per the applicable product standards defined in the relevant technical regulation. The process for obtaining a PCoC is:
Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCoC)
Every regulated product included in the shipment will be verified by the CB to ensure there is an existing valid PCoC for the product. If a valid PCoC is confirmed, an SCoC is issued. The process includes the following steps:
For more insights on the SABER platform, visit our web page on Global Market Access for Electrical products in the Gulf Region, or download our complimentary fact sheet.
Bruce McGill is the Vice President of Global Certification for Intertek, where he has oversees testing and certification programs across multiple industries, including appliances, electronics, consumer goods, wireless devices, transportation technologies, energy, power generation and more. He has an educational background in engineering, design, production and manufacturing.