SASO Certification for textiles
The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation (SASO) has implemented the SALEEM by launching the SABER platform for online Certification for Exports to Saudi Arabia.
SALEEM program is concerned with the safety of products in the Saudi market. SALEEM in Arabic indicates that the product is safe, secure and free of flaws that may directly or indirectly harm individuals, society or environment. The new Saudi product safety program, which replaces the current product certification program where products are classified as per the risk level into regulated and non-regulated products. Based on the severity and risk of a product, SASO have issued several technical regulations for specified products. The technical regulations are listing the requirements and certification schemes for each product category.
What is SABER?
SABER is the online portal where importers, notifies bodies and Saudi Customs are involved in certificate issuance for both Product and Shipment certificates. The certificates are used to clear the consignments from the customs. Also, invoice is issued in SABER portal
Certificate being issued to register product for 1 year. Obtaining this certificate is mandatory only for Regulated Products and its valid for 1 year. Once the regulated product obtains the Product Certificate (PC), it will be eligible to obtain the Shipment Certificate (SC)
Shipment Certificate (SC) is mandatory to issue for each shipment of Regulated and Non-regulated products. It is valid for 1 shipment only.
Regulated Products falls within a specific technical regulation. Non-regulated products are not included in technical regulations.
On 24 August 2018, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published the Official Gazette for the Technical Regulation of Textile Products 02-05-18-164 M.A. This new technical regulation applies to all textile products which are placed on the market of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The exporters of textile products shall comply with the provisions of this new technical regulation.
Textile and apparel, including underwear for both adults and children implemented in SABER portal starting from 1st December 2019.
The Technical Regulation applies to all textile products which are available in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA):
Textile components of:
Note: Products designed for medical purposes or medical claims, as they fall under the requirements and regulations of Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), are excluded from these Technical Regulations.
TÜV SÜD is notified body which means we can provide one stop solution from Importer Registration to certification under SALEEM scheme. We strive to offer comprehensive and competitive services and certification packages with the following services:
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