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Saudi Arabia: Updates on SASO IECEE Recognition Certificates

October 11, 2018

By: Federico Picco, Saudi Regulatory Program Expert

The new SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate is the recently introduced Saudi National Conformity Certificate issued based on a valid CB Test Certificate and CB Test Report.

It guarantees that certified appliances are compliant with the standards of the IEC Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE), while also taking into consideration the Saudi National Differences. The SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate will be valid for one year and requires annual renewal.

It is currently mandatory for the following product categories:

The implementation date for the following product categories, soon to be introduced by Saudi Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), has not yet been officially announced, but SASO shared a tentative date:

To gain access to the Saudi market, the SASO Certificate of Conformity (CoC) is still mandatory for in-scope product categories, and the SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate is a mandatory pre-requisite for the obtainment of SASO CoC.

How UL can help

As a Notified Certification Body (NCB), UL supplies testing and certification expertise and, with Arabic speaking staff, we can offer localized expertise regarding SASO’s processes, on-line systems and requirements. UL also provides accepted templates for manufacturer’s and importer’s Declaration of Conformity required to obtain certification.