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Introduction to SASO Certification

Sep 25, 2019

Introduction to SASO Certification


SASO It is the abbreviation of SaudiArabianStandardsOrganization.

SASO is responsible for the development of national standards for all daily necessities and products. The standards also cover measurement systems, marking and so on. In fact, many of the SASO standards are based on the safety standards of international organizations such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Like many other countries, Saudi Arabia has added some unique items to its standards based on its own national and industrial voltages, geography and climate, and ethnic and religious practices. In order to protect consumers, the SASO standard is not only for products imported from abroad, but also for products produced in Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Industry and Commerce and SASO require all SASO certification standards to include SASO certification when entering Saudi Customs. Products without a SASO certificate will be refused entry by Saudi Port Customs.

The ICCP program provides three ways for exporters or manufacturers to obtain CoC certificates. Customers can choose the most appropriate method based on the nature of their products, the degree of compliance with the standards, and the frequency of shipments. CoC certificates are issued by SASO-authorized SASOCountryOffice (SCO) or PAI-authorized PAICountryOffice (PCO).