Get your products the SASO Product Certificate of Conformity by VERGER
SASO has listed a category of items imported to Saudi Arabia under technical regulations. These products must adhere to the quality specifications and safety standards SASO sets. For seamless customs clearance, all regulated products need a SASO Product Certificate of Conformity.
Importers must register on the SABER platform and request a SASO-notified certification body like VERGER Group to issue their products’ Product Certificate of Conformity. It must be noted that a PCoC is applicable for one year for a product. Importers are required to submit documents as asked by the certification body. Once the test reports and audit reports are out and comply with the technical regulations set by SASO, a Product Certificate of Conformity is issued by VERGER through the SABER platform.
It is necessary to present the Product Certificate of Conformity, also known as the PCOC, to verify that your products have been registered inside SABER and comply with any relevant Technical Regulations. After it is issued, the PCOC has a validity period of one year. The onus of beginning the process of acquiring a PCOC is squarely on the shoulders of the importer.
It is impossible to acquire a Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCOC) if the PCOC registration has not already been completed. On the other hand, a SCOC is necessary to clear customs for every Shipment.
Get your products the SASO Shipment Certificate of Conformity.
Every consignment that reaches the port of Saudi Arabia requires a Shipment Certificate of Conformity for customs clearance. Every consignment is bound to adhere to the regulations and guidelines set by SASO, and a SCoC is the technical proof of the same.
It is to be noted that all products (regulated and non-regulated) must have a Shipment Certificate of Conformity. The certificate is valid per consignment. VERGER Group asks for valid documents before issuing the SCoC for the consignment. The Shipment Certificate of Conformity is issued through the SABER platform once the test reports are satisfactory and in compliance with SASO regulations.
VERGER As a Conformity Assessment Body and a Certification Body
We are an officially NABCB-assessed and an ISO-17065 accredited Conformity Assessment Body and a SASO-notified Certification Body authorized to issue SASO Certificate of Conformity for products imported to Saudi Arabia.
We have served more than 2000+ customers with certifications. Our track record is solid, and our services are top-notch.
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SCoC and PCoC Requirements in Saudi Arabia
To ensure the products reaching the Saudi market to be used by the Saudi Arabian consumers are par quality and comply with the safety standards and technical regulations set by SASO, a Shipment Certificate of Conformity and a Product Certificate of Conformity are two basic certificates mandatory for products imported to KSA. SASO has categorized a set of items under terms and regulations.
·All the items listed as low risk by SASO come under no technical regulations. Hence a declaration form by the importer does the job. While non-regulated products do not need a Product Certificate of Conformity, a Shipment Certificate of Conformity is still mandatory for all the items imported to Saudi Arabia for smooth customs clearance.
· Several medium-risk items fall under SASO technical regulations requiring a Product Certificate of Conformity to testify to their compliance with SASO quality and safety standards.
· Products like showers, faucets, or a category of electrical and electronic items need an additional certificate like IECEE Recognition Certificate or Water Efficiency Label certificate, etc. which does the same job as a PCoC but is restricted to only specific items.
All products, whether regulated or non-regulated, must have a Shipment Certificate of Conformity to enter KSA.
SABER Platform and SASO SABER Certificate
SASO launched the “SALEEM” program to facilitate trade in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and bring imports per quality; SASO launched the “SALEEM” program. Under this program, imported products require a SASO Certificate of Conformity to enter Saudi Arabia. To bridge the gap between the importer and the certification bodies (like VERGER), SASO introduced an online portal dedicated to acquiring a SASO certificate of conformity. This technology-driven online platform is called SABER.
The SABER platform allows the importer to register themselves on SABER and request a third party to issue a SABER certificate for their products (under SASO regulations) to be imported to Saudi Arabia. It is important to note that only a SASO-notified body can issue a SABER certificate for your products.
VERGER Group is an authorized certification body listed on the SABER portal. As an importer, you can send us a request for the SABER certificate. We will conduct a thorough testing and factory audit of your products before issuing the SASO Certificate of Conformity.
Why choose VERGER for the SASO Certificate of Conformity?
The Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization (SASO) started the Saudi Product Safety Program named “SALEEM,” which aims to monitor and regulate the quality measures and safety standards of the products imported into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Under the program, a category of products imported to Saudi Arabia is under technical regulations set by SASO. These products must have a SASO Certificate of Conformity to ensure a smooth customs clearance in Saudi Arabia.
VERGER Group is an officially NABCB-assessed, ISO-17065 accredited Conformity Assessment Body and a SASO-notified Certification Body authorized to issue SASO Certificate of Conformity to products imported to Saudi Arabia.
Our certification services are seamless and timely. We conduct proper product testing, inspection, and auditing before issuing the SASO Certificate of Conformity.
Product Certificate of Conformity (PCOC)
Every regulated product is required to have a product certification of conformity (PCoC) that is given online through the SABER platform. This PCoC must be in accordance with the product standards that are outlined in the applicable technical regulation. The following steps are required in order to receive a PCoC:
- On the SABER platform, the importer has updated the product details.
- The importer will choose CB (Certification Body) to issue the PCoC and will pay any applicable fees.
- To determine whether or not any importer requests have been submitted, the CB logs into the SABER portal.
- CB acts as a facilitator for the conformity assessment process and acts as a liaison with the exporter to ensure that all supporting documentation is submitted.
- The CB is responsible for confirming the results and importing all valid qualifying documents into the system.
- PCoCs are issued digitally in SABER, and their validity spans one calendar year.