A Conformity Assessment Programme has been implemented by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. All products require a Certificate of Conformity also referred to as a SASO CoC (link here) to enable them to be cleared through Saudi Customs.
We strongly recommend that all suppliers previously confirm with buyers the need of this certificate that can be issued by accredited entities for the effect.
SASO introduced the electronic platform called ‘SABER’, a one-stop-shop for the conformity requirements for the trade to be able to secure the certificates of conformity, which will allow them to clear their shipments at Saudi customs. SABER can be accessed using this link. In order for the trade to be able to file requests for certification of their products, entities are first required to build up their product information database within SABER, before these products can be initiated for certification as per SASO Technical Regulations and standards. The necessary product information is required to enable the Saudi regulators, through the SABER platform, to monitor the products that will be commercially distributed in the Saudi local market.
Any effective exports without this certificate might have difficulties clearing customs at destination which might cause further problems.p>
As always, Ibero Logística is at your full disposal for any further clarification or assistance needed with the process.