What is SASO/SABER Certification?
Benefits of SASO/SABER Certification
Obtaining SASO/SABER certification for products destined for the Saudi Arabian market offers several benefits:
Who can get SASO/SABER Certification?
SASO/SABER Certification is typically required for businesses and manufacturers that intend to export certain products to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The certification process is relevant to a wide range of products, particularly those falling within specific categories outlined by Saudi Arabian authorities. These categories often include, but are not limited to:
Validity of SASO/SABER Certification
The validity period can vary based on the type of product and the relevant Saudi standards. Some certifications may be valid for one year, while others could have a different duration. It’s essential for businesses to check the specific validity period associated with their product category.
Documents Required for SASO/SABER Certification
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of SASO/SABER Certification
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.
The implementation process is described below:
Implementing Product Management System
Year on Year
SASO/SABER Certification, or the Saudi Product Safety Program, is a conformity assessment system established by the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization (SASO). It ensures that products imported into Saudi Arabia meet the necessary safety and quality standards.
The certification process is typically initiated through the SABER online platform. Manufacturers or exporters can register their products, submit relevant documentation, and undergo testing to demonstrate conformity with Saudi standards.
Products falling within specific categories, such as electrical and electronic items, machinery, toys, cosmetics, and more, may require SASO/SABER Certification. The list of products subject to certification is determined by Saudi authorities and may evolve over time.
The validity period varies based on the type of product and the relevant Saudi standards. Certification is typically valid for a specific period, and businesses need to renew it before expiration.
If the certification expires, businesses may face disruptions in exporting products to Saudi Arabia. It’s essential to renew the certification before expiration to ensure ongoing compliance.