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SASO Certificate of Conformity (CoC)

What is the SASO Certificate of Conformity (CoC)?

SASO Certificate of Conformity (CoC) is a requirement for all regulated products exported to Saudi Arabia to ensure that they comply and conform to the relevant technical regulations covered by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), and also meet the Kingdom 2030 vision objectives regarding developing the economy and trade methods to ensure a higher level of lifestyle for Saudi citizens.

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SASO CoC issuance via Saber

Since the Saudi Product Safety Program “SALEEM”  was launched with the aim of providing a conformity assessment process with a more accessible and easy to deal tool to verify and issue the certificates of conformity for imported products, SASO CoC issuance was transferred to the new electronic platform “Saber”.
Saber became linked to FASAH to maintain electronic processing and verifying for conformity assessment and clearance requirements, as the importers are required to create accounts on Saber, register their products, and choose one of SASO approved bodies enlisted on Saber platform -like Tabseer- to issue the required certificates of conformity after passing the conformity assessment, so they can clear goods at Saudi ports.

SASO Products Certificate of Conformity (PCoC)

The conformity assessment process for the regulated products is a two-phase process:

The Product Certificate of Conformity (PCoC) is issued in the country of origin by one of the SASO-approved certification bodies, it is valid for one year and for a specific product.

SASO PCoC is required and must be attached to the documents of the shipment to complete clearance when arriving at the Saudi customs ports.

SASO PCoC issuance steps
The Product Certificate of Conformity (PCoC) issuance request must be initiated by the importer through the following steps:
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Logging into Saber electronic platform and add all the required data.
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Select a certification Body (CB) -like Tabseer- to proceed with the PCoC issuing.
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Tabseer as an approved certification body designated by the client ensures reviewing the validity and accuracy of documents.
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Tabseer cooperates with the client to upload and submit required documents and data.
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PCoC is electronically issued via Saber.

Documents required for SASO PCoC issuance

  • Conformity documents: test reports, quality certificates, risk assessment reports, inspection report, etc.,
  • Technical documents: design, dimensions, plans, specification photo of the products, if applicable

The importance of SASO CoC

  • It works as proof that the product is approved by the government represented by SASO, and meets the relevant standards.
  • It is one of the important required documents to complete clearance at customs ports.
  • Preventing any delays or rejections when clearing as the product was assessed and certified at the country of origin.
  • Electronic issuance allows the online check of the authenticity of the certificate.

SASO Product Conformity Assessment Program (PCA)

SALEEM program was launched to maintain the quality and safety of the product through the product conformity assessment program (PCA), and this program is under the supervision of SASO. The main purpose of the program is to evaluate, inspect, and certify all imported goods to the kingdom before placing them in the markets.
The product conformity assessment program is implemented by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, within the kingdom efforts to ensure that all consumed products are with the highest levels of quality and safe for use.

Remarkable information about SASO

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) is the government organization responsible for setting and managing the standardization activities in the Kingdom in cooperation with the other government organizations and facilities that work in the industry and trade field.

It was established based on the Royal Decree No. M/10 dated 03/03/1392 H (17/4/1972 G), to be headed by the Minister of Commerce and investment. All the main sectors related to the standardization field in the Kingdom are represented in the organization.

SASO is authorized to provide legislations, measures, procedures of conformity and compliance that ensure the quality and safety of products placed in the Saudi markets, in addition to its vital role in spreading consumer awareness through various activities such as campaigns and workshops that aim to maintain the importance of the quality and safety of the product.

SASO hosts the Saudi Accreditation Committee (SAC), which is the body responsible for laboratories and certification bodies accreditation.
SASO obtained the membership of many significant international standardization organizations, as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Bureau of Weight and Measures (BIPM).

Tabseer is an approved Certification Body by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) to provide all Product Certificate of Conformity (PCoC) services for all low voltage electrical appliances and equipment according to the technical regulations approved by the authority. In addition, we own a professional experienced team and a worldwide network that enables us to provide an unparalleled service in the field of conformity assessment and issuing the required certificates of conformity.

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