What is SASO?

SASO is Saudi Arabian Conformity Assessment Body who is responsible to look after Saudi Product Safety Program (SALEEM).

What is SABER?

GulfTIC Certification LLC in Partnership with Saudi Standards, Metrology & Quality Organization (SASO) has successfully organized the workshop on April 04, 2018 in introducing the new system “Saudi Product Safety Program (SALEEM)” that will replace existing product certification system. Through the electronic Registration System for Conformity Certificates (SABER) platform.
"SABER " is an electronic service used to issue certificates of conformity for products conforming with Saudi standards and specifications, in order to facilitate importation of goods and limit the non-conforming products. “SABER " service connects suppliers and traders with legal representatives of approved conformity authorities to issue certificates of conformity for the products that will be sold in the Saudi market, whether they are imported or locally manufactured.

Why is SASO/SABER Certificate Required?

  • Build consumer confidence in products sold in KSA Market
  • Guarantee the fare trade between buyer & seller
  •  To clear shipments at border to enter in KSA, without SASO/SABER certificate your products will      be banned on KSA entry points. 

It ensures that all products entering into KSA are in conformity with national product safety and quality requirements. These certificates are required at customs to prove product conformity and to clear the shipment from the port.

The Product Certificate of Conformity (PCOC) is required to demonstrate that your products have been registered within SABER and are compliant with applicable Technical Regulations. The PCOC is valid for one year upon issuance.

The Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCOC) cannot be obtained if the PCOC registration has not first been completed. However, an SCOC is required for Customs clearance for each shipment. It is the importer’s responsibility to initiate the process of obtaining an SCOC.

  • A proof that the product has been approved by the Federal Government through SASO
  •  One of the documents required when clearing shipments from Ports and Customs Authorities
  • Validity will depend on the route of certification applied for Authenticity of issued certificate can easily be checked on-line

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