SASO is the abbreviation of English SaudiArabianStandardsOrganization, which is the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization.
SASO is responsible for formulating national standards for all daily necessities and products. The standards also include measurement systems and labels. In fact, many of the SASO standards are based on the safety standards of relevant international organizations such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Like many other countries, Saudi Arabia has added some unique items to the standard according to its country's civil and industrial voltage, geography and climatic environment, and ethnic and religious habits. In order to achieve consumer protection, SASO standards are not only applicable to products imported from abroad, but also applicable to products produced in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Industry and Commerce and SASO require that all products covered by SASO certification standards have SASO certification when entering Saudi customs. Products without SASO certificates will be refused entry by Saudi port customs.
The ICCP plan provides three ways for exporters or manufacturers to obtain CoC certificates. Customers can choose the most suitable method according to the nature of their products, the degree of compliance with the standard, and the frequency of shipments. The CoC certificate is issued by SASOCountryOffice (SCO) authorized by SASO or PAICountryOffice (PCO) authorized by PAI
Path 1: Verification before shipment; this method is most suitable for exporters or manufacturers with very few shipments. Before each shipment, you need to apply for pre-shipment inspection (PSI) and pre-shipment test (PST). A CoC certificate is obtained if both are qualified.
Path 2: Registration and pre-shipment inspection; this method is suitable for most customers, and its advantage is that each shipment inspection (PSI) is necessary, but each batch does not need to undergo pre-shipment testing. (PST). By submitting a declaration of compliance, and providing a test report that conforms to the importing country and relevant international or domestic standards, and declares that the products have met the basic requirements and national differences of the importing country, they can obtain a Statement of Registration Certificate (SfR).
Path 3: Formal approval certificate; this method can not only save the inspection fee or test fee before each shipment, simplify repeated application procedures, but also ensure delivery time, so some shipments are more frequent or larger. , Favored by large companies that focus on quality and credibility. An exporter or manufacturer's product can only obtain a Statement for License (SfL) certificate if it fully complies with the mandatory standards of the importing and exporting country. The certificate is valid for one year. Before expiration, you need to submit an updated factory inspection report and pay an annual fee, which can be renewed after being reviewed by RLC. Products that have obtained the SfL certificate no longer need to perform pre-shipment inspection (PSI) for each batch of goods, but are reduced to a few times a year (usually 2-3 times / year, depending on the condition of the product).