Manufacturers and exporters of electronic products to Saudi Arabia should be aware that products including radio equipment (any radio/wireless functionality) will now require approval from the Saudi Communications & Information Technology Commission (CITC), in addition to the SASO Certificate of Conformity (CoC).
This new requirement covers the radio/wireless elements, not the entire end product, and will normally be assessed on a package of documents, including a manufacturer’s declaration of conformity, the Testing Laboratory test reports for radio, safety and EMC, technical specifications, a user manual, photography and a completed application form. Exporters must also make sure that the Testing Laboratory they use is accredited for SASO and international standards testing.
To be accepted at port products with radio/wireless functionality must now gain CITC approval, as well as SASO Certificate of Conformity (CoC).
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The CITC Registration Process
Lead time – 1 week to 10 days
Validity of Registration – 1 year
Documents needed for registration:
- TEST REPORTS (SAFETY, EMC + RADIO) – It is recommended that test reports are obtained from a laboratory that has been accredited by a body that is a member of the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement
- TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
- USER MANUAL
- PHOTO DOCUMENTATION
- CIRCUIT DIAGRAMS
- A DECLARATION (TEMPLATE PROVIDED BY A.I.)
All telecommunication equipment using power plugs or socket-outlets must comply with the SASO standards for plugs and socket-outlets.
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