- September 28, 2023
- By: Verger Group
- in: News
In the realm of global trade and product distribution, ensuring compliance with stringent regulatory standards is paramount. This rings especially true for businesses eyeing entry into the Saudi Arabian market. Furthermore, this is the point where the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization (SASO) introduced the Saudi Product Safety Program, recognized as SABER. The acquisition of a SABER certificate stands as the gateway to this thriving market, but the process is intricate and demands meticulous attention. Moreover, this article delves into the multifaceted world of SABER certificates. additionally, exploring the nuances, and instrumental role of entities like VERGER Group in facilitating a smooth journey toward regulatory compliance and market access.
What is SABER?
Launched in 2019, the SABER platform represents a pivotal stride in the Saudi Product Safety Program’s relentless pursuit of ensuring uncompromised product quality and safeguarding consumer welfare within Saudi Arabia. Spearheaded by SASO, this initiative bears immense significance as it diligently strives to establish a robust paradigm of product safety. To enter the Saudi market, manufacturers must acquire either the esteemed SABER Certificate or the distinguished SASO Certificate of Conformity for their products. These certificates stand as hallmark endorsements, attesting to the alignment of products with exacting safety and quality benchmarks. Notably, the SABER platform’s advent has streamlined customs procedures, affording expedited market access. Thus, since its inception, the SABER platform has epitomized a commitment to product excellence and consumer well-being.
How to Get the SABER Certificate?
SASO administers the Saudi Arabian Product Safety Program, known as SALEEM. SALEEM, aptly named, focuses on upholding product quality standards in Saudi Arabia. The term “SALEEM” derives from the Arabic word, meaning “without risk” or “without danger,” embodying its commitment to user, community, and environmental safety. Within SALEEM, the SABER Saudi Arabia online system plays a pivotal role in ensuring adherence to program standards. SABER facilitates the electronic acquisition of the Certificate of Conformity and Certificate of Shipment Conformity. They play a vital role in both imported and domestically manufactured consumer goods entering the Saudi market. Moreover, this mechanism, known as Saber Certification Saudi Arabia, aims to thwart fraudulent practices, reassuring consumers about product safety. Effective on January 1, 2019, importers are mandated to engage with SABER by registering regulated items and selecting certifying organizations permitted by SASO. Consequently, SABER bestows two distinct certificates, affirming product and shipment compliance.
What are the Products That Need a SABER Certificate?
The SABER Certificate requirement applies to a range of products, categorized as follows:
Non-Regulated Products (Supplier Conformity Declaration)
This pertains to products that aren’t subject to stringent regulatory standards. Manufacturers or suppliers provide a Supplier Conformity Declaration to affirm their adherence to basic quality and safety norms. Products like hammers, spanners, screwdrivers, etc. come under Non-regulated products.
Regulated Products (Product Certificate of Conformity)
Certain products fall under specific Technical Regulations, such as Textile Products, Lubricating Oil, or Building Materials. For these items, a Product Certificate of Conformity is mandatory. It attests that the products meet the defined safety and quality standards set by SABER. Products like helmets, masks, vests, etc. fall under the regulated category.
Products being exported for Non-Commercial use (Saber Exemption Certificate)
Products meant for personal or non-commercial use still require compliance. However, a Saber Exemption Certificate acknowledges that these products have a non-commercial purpose and grants them clearance for entry into the Saudi market. Additionally, this certificate is not product-specific, this depends on the agreement between the importer and exporter.
Get a SABER Certificate With VERGER
The decision to choose Verger becomes even more compelling when considering their extensive credentials. Notably, VERGER Global has earned the esteemed status of an official entity accredited by NABCB (National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies) and operates as a SASO-notified Certification body. With ISO-17065 accreditation, they stand as a Conformity Assessment body of repute, catering to the Middle East and North Africa. Furthermore, their global presence gains strength through their ISO-17020-accredited Inspection Body status, enabling them to serve clients across the world. This impressive portfolio underscores that in choosing Verger, you align with a group that embodies credibility and excellence. Notably, VERGER Group is known for its speed and credibility, supported by its 24*7 technical help. For further information, kindly reach out to us at email@example.com