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Saudi Arabia, SASO CoPC – Details About Certification Process

July 16, 2018

By: Federico Picco / UL Saudi Regulatory Program Expert

The new Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) IECEE CB Recognition Program, also known as the SASO Certificate of Product Conformity (SASO CoPC), currently covers the following product categories:

  • Mobile phones
  • Mobile chargers (all variety of charges: adaptors & cables, wireless, power banks)
  • Mobile USB cables
  • Mobile batteries

The implementation date of the following product categories, soon to be introduced SASO, are yet to be officially announced:

  • Luminaires and lamps
  • Water pumps
  • Dishwashers
  • TVs
  • Laptops
  • Tablets

SASO CoPC will be based upon the mandatory submission of a valid CB Test Certificate and CB Test Report. Saudi national differences shall also be covered, as applicable. Submittal of the required information must be via the SASO on-line system. The CoPC will be valid for one year and will require annual renewal.

How UL can help

UL is providing technical expertise, a worldwide network of CB testing laboratories and qualified staff that can support in delivering technical assessment and reports to cover the applicable international standards, national differences and regulatory requirements.

UL National Certification Bodies in all regions can supply CB Test Certificates in a reliable, effective way.

In addition to having a presence in Saudi Arabia and a deep understanding of global standards, including SASO’s processes, on-line systems and requirements, UL’s local experts can work with you in Arabic. Often times, speaking and working in the local language can help streamline day to day business, making working within the region even easier while helping you build relationships.