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KSA: Technical Regulation for restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment published

OCTOBER 2021 - ELECTRICALS AND ELECTRONICS

On 9 July 2021, the Saudi Arabian Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation (SASO) issued a Technical Regulation for Saudi Arabia RoHS. The Regulation aims to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, and to define conformity assessment procedures to which suppliers must adhere. Relevant parties are given until 5 January 2022 (180 days after publication in the official gazette) to meet the provisions of this Regulation. Non-compliant products can be circulated in the market for a maximum period of one year after publication.

RoHs requirement is combined in the conformity assessment of SASO PC, which means RoHs conformity is the precondition of SASO PC. TÜV SÜD Middle East is notified body for RoHs assessment.

Below is the regulated product category. For detailed product list please refer to the official link of Technical Regulation.

  • Large and small home appliances
  • Information and communication technology equipment
  • Lighting equipment.
  • Electrical and electronic tools and equipment
  • Games, entertainment devices, and sports equipment
  • Monitoring and control tools

Maximum Permissible Concentration Values by Weight in Homogeneous Materials for Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Devices:

The upper limit of the

permissible percentages

Hazardous substances categories 

in English 

 (0.1%)  Lead 
  (0.1%) Mercury
 (0.01%) Cadmium
(0.1%) Hexavalent chromium
  (0.1%) Polybrominated biphenyls
  (0.1%)  Polybrominated biphenyls ethers

[1] TR -Restriction of hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (saso.gov.sa)

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