SASO Regulatory Update – July 2021

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The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Announces Extension for IECEE Certificates

SASO recently announced an expansion of the products that will require the National Recognition Certificate for Electrotechnical Devices and Components (IECEE) as a prerequisite for entry to the Saudi market beginning July 1, 2021. The deadline for these products has been extended to September 1, 2021. The list of products that will require IECEE Certificates required as of September 1, 2021 includes:

  • Electric pumps with a capacity of 5HP or less
  • Electric power cables
  • Coffee preparation devices
  • Electric oil fryers
  • Water boilers (electrical water kettles)
  • Video games and accessories

For more information on products requiring a IECEE Certificate, click here.

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Announced Modifications to the SASO IEC 62368-1:2020 Standard Implementation

On July 1, 2021, SASO announced that enforcement of the SASO IEC 62368-1:2020 Standard will now be January 1, 2023 instead of the previously announced July 1, 2021. Test reports executed to SASO IEC 62368-1:2017 will continue to be accepted until December 30, 2022. SASO IEC 60950-1 and 60065 have been withdrawn.

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Publishes Updated List of Standards

On June 25, 2021, SASO published a list of new, adopted and updated standards in the Um El Qura newspaper.

For more information, download the SASO standards update here.

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Releases Updated SASO 2663 Standard

On June 25, 2021, SASO released the updated SASO 2663:2021 standard titled Energy Labelling and Minimum Energy Performance Requirements for Air-Conditioners. This standard replaces the 2018 version and introduces the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER).

The standard can be downloaded from wasif.saso.gov.sa

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Announces Requirements for GCC National Origin Certificate

On July 6, 2021 SASO announced that all products manufactured or semi-manifactured in GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and United Arab Emirates) must present a GCC National Origin Certificate during the Shipment Certificate stage in order to clear Saudi Arabia Customs. This requirement is effective immediately and SASO-approved Certification Bodies have been instructed to collect this document as part of the Shipment Certification process.

Download the GCC National Origin Certificate template here (in Arabic only).

المنتجات التي يجب أن تحصل على شهادة الإعتراف الوطنية للأجهزة والمكونات الكهروتقنية IECEE ابتداء من 1 سبتمبر 2021

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