16 Sep 2019

SASO has informed Certification Bodies about the tentative enforcement schedule for Saudi importers of products covered by specific Technical Regulations under the Saudi Product Safety Programme (SALEEM)

Further to our previous announcements regarding the Saudi Product Safety Programme (SALEEM)for Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has advised Certification Bodies that Saudi importers of products falling under the scope of the below Technical Regulations must be advised of the following tentative enforcement schedule in SABER:

Phase Begins Technical Regulation Reference Technical Regulation Title
V 1st Nov 2019 MA-162-17-04-02 Technical Regulations for Auto Spare Parts
V 1st Nov 2019 MA-165-18-04-04 Technical Regulations for Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing
VI 1st Dec 2019 MA 164-18-05-02 Technical Regulations for Textile Products
VI 1st Dec 2019 MA-155-16-03-02 Technical Regulations for Detergents
VI 1st Dec 2019 MA-162-17-04-01 Technical Regulations for Trailers and Semi-Trailers
VI 1st Dec 2019 MA-165-18-04-03 Technical Regulations for Photovoltaic Cells
VII 1st Jan 2020 MA-165-18-04-02 Technical Regulations for Games and Devices of Amusement City
    Not Published Technical Regulations Adhesives and Related Products
    Not Published Technical Regulations for Doors and Windows
    Not Published Technical Regulations for Ornaments and Decorations, Pipes and pipes of Plastic and Metal used in Water and Electricity Installation Networks (Building Materials - Part 5)
    Not Published Technical Regulations for Telecommunications Devices
    Not Published Technical Regulations for Packaging
    Not Published Technical Regulation of Materials and Surfaces for Contact with Food
    Not Published Technical Regulations for Shoes and Leather
    Not Published Technical Regulations for Simple Pressure Devices
    Not Published Technical Regulations for Fire Fighting Equipment
    Not Published Technical Regulation for Fireworks

Intertek recommends that preparatory measures be taken in advance to register your product portfolio in SABER based on the scope of the aforementioned Technical Regulations.

Intertek can provide its expert services to clients for obtaining the relevant Saudi Product Safety Programme (SALEEM) Certification. Intertek is a SASO approved Conformity Assessment Body for operating the new Programme for most of the Technical Regulations in the five regions.

Our Intertek team is here to help you and your organisation to understand and apply this important and latest market access regulation in Saudi Arabia.

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