SASO Certificate of Conformity, Saleem & Saber System

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Streamlined SASO Certification and Compliance for Imports in Saudi Arabia


What is SASO ?

SASO (Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization) plays a significant role in the certification process in Saudi Arabia. SASO seeks to provide the best services to beneficiaries, protect consumer health and safety, and continuously develop and update Saudi standards and technical regulations to safeguard national markets from counterfeit products.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia mandates that all consignments of products imported into the country adhere to SASO Technical Regulations. This means that products must obtain SASO Certification to demonstrate compliance with applicable standards and technical regulations. Additionally, a Shipment Certification of Conformity (SCoC) must accompany every consignment, further ensuring adherence to quality requirements.

Products Requiring SASO certificate of Conformity

ASO Quality Mark: Some products mandatorily require the SASO Quality Mark, even if they have global approval. These products include:

  • Steel
  • Cement
  • Gas appliances and their accessories
  • Iron plates
  • Ceramic tiles
  • Ready-mixed concrete
  • Aluminium composite panels for claddings
  • Plastic degradation auxiliaries
  • Sockets and power strips.


SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate: Certain products need the SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate for clearance. As of specific dates:

September 1, 2021:

  • Electric oil fryers
  • Electrical cables
  • Water boilers (kettles)
  • Coffee preparation devices
  • Electronic pumps with a capacity of 5 horsepower or less for all uses
  • Video game devices and their accessories (e.g., consoles, controllers, wireless headsets, chargers)
  • Earphones with microphone and speakerphone.


January 1, 2023:

  • Shaving devices (electric hair clippers for humans and animals, including battery-operated ones)
  • Circuit breakers (sub and mains)
  • Charger and data transfer cables for mobile phones
  • Desktop computers.


The SALEEM program involves implementing regulations and standards to enhance consumer protection and promote the safety of products sold in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

It issues SASO certificate system, replacing  previous product certification program, aiming to enhance product safety standards. Under SALEEM, products are categorized into regulated and non-regulated groups based on their level of risk.

To enforce safety measures effectively, SASO, the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization, have issued technical regulations outlining specific requirements and certificate schemes for each product category. And, covers a wide range of products, including electrical and electronic appliances, toys, cosmetics, and construction materials.

Under SALEEM, products must undergo conformity assessment procedures, which may include testing, inspection, and certification, to demonstrate compliance with the applicable Saudi Arabian standards and regulations. This process helps ensure that products meet the necessary safety, quality, and performance requirements before they are allowed to be imported, distributed, or sold in the Saudi market.

By launching the SALEEM program, SASO aims to improve product safety, enhance consumer confidence, and facilitate trade by establishing clear and transparent regulations for product compliance in Saudi Arabia. Manufacturers, importers, and distributors are required to comply with the SALEEM regulations to ensure that their products meet the necessary standards and requirements for market access in Saudi Arabia.

Process for obtaining a SASO Certificate

SASO certification process flowchart


Product Certification of Conformity (PCoC): Issued online for each regulated product, valid for one year.

Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCoC): Verified for existing valid PCoCs in the shipment


SASO introduced the SABER system as a centralized online platform for registering all imported products, facilitating the issuance of necessary certificates for importation. The primary objective of this system is to streamline and improve the certification process for imported goods, with a vision for it to become mandatory for all products entering Saudi Arabia.

Through the SABER system, manufacturers and exporters can electronically submit the required documentation and information needed for certification and conformity assessment. This electronic platform not only expedites the clearance process but also ensures transparency and efficiency in import procedures, benefiting both businesses and regulatory authorities.

Process to obtain SABER

Account Registration

Importers create an account on the SABER system.

Product Registration  

Importers register their products by providing details such as HS code (Harmonized System code) and category.  

Risk Level Classification

The system classifies the risk level based on the HS code

Self Declaration with Document Support

Importers submit a self-declaration along with supporting documents


Obtain Type Approval Certificate (Product Certificate)

Once approved, importers receive a Type Approval Certificate for their non-regulated products.

Regulated Product (Medium/High-risk):t

For regulated products, importers need to obtain a Shipment Certificate from the SABER system

In summary, SALEEM sets the standards and requirements, while SABER acts as the digital gateway for certification processes in the KSA market. Together, they ensure product quality, safety, and compliance with regulations13.

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C-PRAV has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the SASO and SABER systems, including the regulatory requirements, documentation, and processes involved. We can guide businesses on the specific steps needed to achieve certification

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Yes, SABER allows applicants to apply for various certificates, including SASO Certificates of Conformity (CoC), Product Certificates, and Shipment Certificates of Conformity (SCoC), depending on the product and regulatory requirements.

SALEEM establishes regulations and standards, while SABER provides the electronic platform for certification and clearance processes. Compliance with SALEEM regulations requires utilization of the SABER platform for certification and registration purposes.

SOC (Shipment Certificate of Conformity) and POC (Product Certificate of Conformity) are two types of certificates issued under the SABER system for importation into Saudi Arabia. SOC certifies the conformity of each shipment, while POC certifies the conformity of individual products.

Yes, products subject to SALEEM certification must be registered on the SABER platform to obtain necessary certificates for importation into Saudi Arabia. SABER serves as the central repository for registering imported products and issuing certificates.

Yes, SALEEM establishes regulations for various product categories, including electronics, toys, cosmetics, and building materials. SASO publishes detailed information on regulated products and applicable standards.

The specific documentation required may vary depending on the type of product and applicable regulations. Generally, applicants need to provide product specifications, test reports, and other relevant documents.

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