The new Saudi Product Safety programme and obligations for textile products



The new Saudi Product Safety programme (SALEEM) and obligations for textile products

Starting from 1 January 2019, the conformity programme by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has been replaced by the Saudi Product Safety Program (SALEEM). With this change, SASO developed a new online portal, SABER system, to facilitate entry procedures to Saudi Arabia. The implementation of SALEEM and SABER will apply to all textile and clothing products that are within the scope of the Technical Regulation of Textile Products 02-05-18-164 M.A and will begin starting 1 December.

In view of this implementation, this 1-hour webinar will include the major new requirements of the SALEEM and SABER processes and highlight how TÜV SÜD can support importers and brands in this process.

key topics covered:

  • SALEEM new process

  • Documents needed

  • Testing requirements

  • Comparison between SASO and SALEEM new process

About the speakers


Raffaela Santoro

Mrs. Raffaella Santoro
Director of Global Strategic Solutions for Softlines, TÜV SÜD

Mrs. Raffaella Santoro is responsible for developing strategic services globally for Softlines within the Consumer Products Division in TÜV SÜD. With over 12 years of experience in the textile TIC business, her strategic focus is in developing of new solutions for global market access, sustainability and IT. Within the global market access topic, she is currently focussed on developing the solution for export to Saudi Arabia, Russia and Egypt.

She is also TÜV SÜD's representative on major sustainability and product safety associations like ZDHC, SAC, ICHPSO, and supports the sales organisation by providing seminars and customer training on the strategic and new initiatives.




Angelo PolizziMr. Angelo Polizzi
Global Head of Global Market Access, TÜV SÜD

Mr. Angelo Polizzi is responsible for developing market access solutions for various countries and products. His team assists manufacturers and importers along the process to obtain country approvals.

Angelo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Turin Politecnico University, Italy.







Ossama IbrahimEng. Ossama Khalil
Technical Manager, Product Services Division, TÜV SÜD Middle East

Eng. Ossama Khalil supports the sales, lab and certification teams with his expertise in Saudi technical regulations and Certification Program. He also manages the Middle East Conformity Team for SASO programmes.

Ossama holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical / Industrial Engineering from the Helwan University, Egypt.





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