By Federico Picco, Saudi Regulatory Program Expert
The new Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) IEC Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) Recognition Certificate, formerly known as SASO Certificate of Product Conformity (SASO CoPC), is already mandatory for the following product categories:
- Mobile phones
- Mobile chargers
- Adaptors and cables, wireless, power banks
- Mobile USB cables
- Mobile batteries
- Water pumps
The implementation date of the following product categories, soon to be introduced by SASO, was unofficially announced to be December 1, 2018, but SASO is postponing its implementation to the first quarter of 2019:
- Luminaires and lamps
- PV panels (solar panels)
The SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate is the Saudi National Conformity Certificate issued based on a valid CB Test Certificate and CB Test Report. This certificate guarantees that the appliance is compliant with the standards of IECEE and take into consideration the Saudi National Differences. Submittal of the required information must be via the SASO online system. The SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate will be valid for one year and requires 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’s NCBs in all regions can supply CB Test Certificates in a reliable and effective way. UL laboratories are fully equipped and accredited to carry out tests and issue valid test reports according to SASO, International Electrical Safety Standards and the latest Saudi Energy Efficiency Standards. UL also has Arabic speaking staff who are experts in SASO’s processes, online systems and requirements.