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SASO Certification Program

Program Mandated By

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) was established pursuant to the Royal Decree No. M/10 dated 16th of April, 1972 as a body of judicial personality.

SASO is one of the first pure technical governmental bodies. It governors the organizational and executive tasks related to standards, metrology and quality, including laying down and accrediting Saudi standards of goods, products and services, measurement and calibration bodies, and procedures of conformity evaluation and certification.

SASO is also responsible for accrediting laboratories and certification bodies for quality systems and setting methods of sampling, testing, and technical inspection as well as setting quality systems.

The Certificate of Conformity Program is in line with the Saudi’s future vision for Quality 2020 program, through which SASO aims to improve and develop the quality of products.

Program Objectives

The ambition of this program is to certify that goods exported to Saudi Arabia meet quality, safety, and security requirements and thus protect consumer’s health and safety, as well as the environment. This is achieved with the help of accredited certification bodies such as TUV Austria.

Program Update

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has announced some changes on the Conformity Assessment rules for exports to the Saudi Arabia. SASO has developed their own electronic certification system called SABER. This new electronic certification system will be mandatory as of 1 July, 2018.

Importers shall use this to request for certification to import their products. We are proud that TUV Austria is aligned with this system and is ready to take off.

Quick Program Benefits

Facilitated Customs Clearance at Saudi Ports

Preventing poor quality and sub-standard products from the national market

Minimize the opportunities for trade fraud

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