SALEEM, the new Saudi Product Safety Program
*5th April 2018 Update* – Earlier this year the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) announced changes to the Conformity Assessment rules for exports to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Stating it’s intention to gradually introduce a new Saudi Product Safety Program known as SALEEM. As well as a new global online certification system called SABER to facilitate it.
SASO plans to launch the SABER system with a trial period allowing use of the system on a voluntary basis. Should the trial be successful, the new system will become mandatory as of the 1st July 2018.
We can confirm that at this time current SASO Certificates (CoCs) will continue to be accepted until further notice.
To understand more about the SALEEM programme and SABER online system read our recent blog SALEEM, the new product safety programme >>
Commenting, Chantelle Rowe, Director at XDS Solutions said:
“There remains much uncertainty about the specifics of the new Saudi Product Safety Program, mainly due to the sheer complexity of SALEEM and the SABER online system. Not to mention the inconsistent and differing information given out by various agencies.
Rest assured, for all XDS Solutions worldwide customers, it’s business as usual. We will continue to manage every step of the SASO process, so manufacturers, exporters, importers and freight forwarders need not worry about these or any other unexpected changes”.
Ensure you stay up to date and are notified of future changes as they happen by
registering your details with our SASO Account Team via [email protected] or +44 01245 249002.
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