The government of Saudi Arabia has discontinued SASO and replaced it with an updated version called SABER to ensure imported goods are up to standard. B2B customers will need to verify that their imported goods comply with local customs regulations and SABER requirements. Saudi gateways will not clear shipments if the consignee (receiver) has not provided the SABER PCoC.

Please note that SASO Certificates will no longer be accepted by Saudi Customs from February 15, 2020. Please familiarize yourself with the following information and register your products on the SABER system.

Please view the following resources to learn more about this program.

Regulated Products

SASO has published a list of regulations covering various products such as Lube Oils, Detergents, Building Materials and Construction Products, Paints, Lifts, Vehicle Spare Parts, and Textiles. To understand the requirements for a specific product, use the SABER website and search by HS code.

The products covered by the regulations are referred to as Regulated Products. The Conformity Assessment Process for the Regulated Products is a two-stage process:

  1.  Issuance of Product Certification of Conformity (PCoC):
    The PCoC is issued for every regulated product as per the applicable product standards defined in relevant Technical Regulations. The PCoC is valid for a period of one (1) year. In order to facilitate the products registration on SABER, our office in KSA is ready to assist the importers to register their products on their behalf.

    -  Request for Product Certificate of Conformity (PCoC) by Importer
     Entry of Product Details in the system based on KSA Customs Tariff Code
     Selecting of Certification Bodies (CBs) such as Intertek
     Payment of PCoC Fees
     Conformity Assessment and entry of substantiating Documents/Verification Results by Intertek
     Issuance of PCoC from the system

  2. Issuance of Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCoC):
    Every regulated product included in the shipment will be verified whether valid PCoC exists for that product and if found to be true will be issued with the SCoC. The SCoC is valid for that specific shipment only.

     Request for Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCoC) by Importer
     Payment of SCoC Fees
     Verification and confirmation of valid PCoC for the product by Intertek
     Issuance of SCoC from the system

    Please note that importers will need to register online on the SABER platform to obtain PCoC and SCoC.
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