We have received notification from The Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO), that with immediate effect, the list of degradable plastic products required to carry the OXO-Biodegradable Mark has been reduced to 5. Including one time use plastic bags, and table covers.
All other products, previously included, are on hold until further notice. This includes bubble wrap (HS Code 39211100) and cling film type products (HS Code 39211300).
Which HS Codes need to comply with the SASO OXO-Biodegradable Mark?
The list of 5 products, along with corresponding HS Codes, as provided by SASO is included below:
Martin Churches, XDS Solutions Technical Manager says: “We are relieved to receive clarification from SASO regarding the proposed regulation. It means that, for the time being at least, exporters can ship with confidence, certain of which products will be subject to compliance of the SASO technical regulation for degradable plastic products”.
SASO OXO-Biodegradable Mark – Examples to Consider
- Must comply:
A shipment of retail plastic bags. As the consignment itself carries one of the 5 listed HS Codes then the finished product must carry the SASO OXO-Biodegradable mark to comply.
- Not required to comply:
A computer in a box, wrapped in a plastic packaging. The consignment itself is not plastic and therefore the shipment is not required to comply.
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SASO OXO-Biodegradable Mark
The SASO technical regulation for degradable plastic products stipulates that products matching the 5 HS Codes above must be oxo-biodegradable and bear the below logo:
In order to register your products for the SASO Oxo-Biodegradable Mark, an application will need to be made to SASO for each product you need licensing and the products will need to meet all of the requirements set out in SASO Regulation no. M.A-156-16-03-03.
Stay informed – SASO Technical Regulation for Degradable Plastic Products
Further updates are expected from SASO relating to the technical regulation for degradable plastic products.
To understand more, ensure you stay up to date with the rollout of the new regulation, and are notified of future changes as they happen register your details with our SASO Account Team via [email protected] or +44 01245 249002.
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