Exporting Electricals to Saudi Arabia - KSA SALEEM SABER

Overview of the requirements for Electricals being exported to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

On January 1, 2019, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) launched the SABER platform for its SALEEM certification program, initially covering gas products.

On April 1, 2019 the SABER platform was extended to include electrical products (electrical and energy efficiency) imported and sold into the market.

Applicable Products

Electrical and Gas Products covered by SALEEM and to be registered on SABER by the importer include:

  • Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment & Appliances falling under GSO G Mark
  • Other LVE Equipment and Appliances
  • Products falling under Energy Efficiency Labelling requirements
  • Gas appliances and accessories
  • Mobile devices
  • Car and mobile phone batteries
  • Household domestic water pumps
  • Dishwashers (domestic & commercial)
  • Televisions & Display Monitors
  • Mobile phone, Car & Laptop chargers
  • Power banks
  • Lighting products
  • Electrical motors
  • Portable computers/tablets
  • Wireless Headphones, Earphones, and similar products
  • Smart Watches and Smart Bands

SASO Technical Regulation Conformity Approach
(Electrical & Gas Products):

SALEEM Technical RegulationProduct Application Product ScopeConformity ApproachConformity RequirementsPCoC RequiredSCoC Required
BD-142004-01Electrical Safety and EMCElectrical / Electronic Appliances - TC 143307-01, List (2) IECEE CB Scheme, or GCC GSO Notified Body Report - Annex 4, or ISO / IEC 17025 Report*IEC CB Test Report and CB Certificate and G Mark Type Examination CertificateNo
G Mark Type Certificate Only
Yes
MA-155-16-03-04Electrical Safety Electric Self-balancing Boards (Scooter) Testing to ISO and SASO IEC / EN Standards and Annual Factory Inspection ILAC ISO / IEC / EN 17025 Test Report and CIG 022 Factory Inspection ReportYesYes
MA-156-16-03-04GAS SafetyGas Appliances and Accessories Testing to ISO, SASO and EN Standards and Annual Factory Inspection ILAC ISO / IEC / EN 17025 Test Report and Factory Inspection Report SASO Quality Mark No
SASO QM
Yes
MA-156-16-03-05Energy EfficiencyVariety of Equipment
AC up to 65,000 BTU, AC over 65,000 BTU, Refrigerators up to 1100 L (39 ctf), Freezers up to 850 L (30 ctf), Washing Machines up to 25 KGS, Lighting Products Parts 1 & 2, Electric motors, Fuel economy for new vehicles, Tires, Clothes Dryers, Water Heaters
Testing to SASO EER StandardsILAC ISO / IEC 17025 Test Report,

SASO energy labelling Requirements
No
SASO EER
Yes
MA-162-17-04-03Electrical & Mechanical SafetyElectric Vehicles  Testing to ISO, IEC, SASO Standards ILAC ISO / IEC 17025 Test Report Yes Yes
MA-161-17-07-05Electrical, Mechanical and Load SafetyElectric elevators used in buildings and installations  Site Inspection to ISO & SASO standardsILAC ISO / IEC 17020 Inspection Report YesYes
MA-165-18-04-03Electrical, Mechanical Safety and EERSmall-Solar Photovoltaic Systems  Testing to ISO, IEC, EN & SASO Standards ILAC ISO / IEC 17025 Test Report Yes Yes
Technical Regulation for SASO Recognition Certificate (RC)Electrical SafetyVariety of Equipment
Mobile Phone devices, Chargers for Mobile Phones, Household/domestic Electric pumps, Car chargers for mobile phones, Wireless chargers for mobile phones, Power bank, Mobile phone batteries, Laptops and Tablets, Smart watches, Smart band, Television and Display monitors, Dishwashers, Wireless headphone, Earphones and similar products, Laptop chargers (Electric transformer for Laptop), Lighting Products – Parts 1 & 2
IECEE CB SchemeIEC CB Test Report and CB Certificate No
SASO RC Only
Yes
MA-166-18-04-01Electrical SafetyElectrical Batteries
(2 main categories are Auto batteries and portable batteries)
Testing to ISO, IEC, SASO Standards ILAC ISO / IEC / EN 17025 Test Report and Factory Inspection Report Yes Yes

Full details of the Saudi Product Safety Programme SALEEM SABER

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