- September 28, 2023
- By: Verger Group
- in: News
The journey for non-regulated products is as simple as it looks. All it takes is a Supplier Conformity Declaration and the goods are across the border to Saudi Arabia from any corner of the world. In this blog, we’ll see what are non-regulated products and the intended guidelines for the same. Let us go on this illuminating journey together.
What are Non-Regulated Products
All products exported to Saudi Arabia are classified into two categories, regulated and non-regulated. Regulated products need to adhere to technical regulations set by SASO for their respective HS Codes. Whereas, non-regulated products are looked at as less harmful or not harmful at all, as in, any strict regulation is not required for the product. Additionally, all regulated products need a Product Certificate of Conformity (PCoC) and a Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCoC). For these products, it is not only important but a mandate. On the other hand, non-regulated products just need a Supplier Conformity Declaration. Simply put, these products are exempt from severe government requirements. In other words, these are low-risk products.
Guidelines Exporters of Non-Regulated Products Need to Follow
1. Include 3-5 Product Images, Such as
- Product image from the front
- Image for the label, if applicable
- Trademark image
2. Acceptable File Types for Uploading
Note: Importers of non-regulated commercial products will not be awarded an SCOC unless they first supply the required product photographs.
ALSO READ: What are HS Codes?
What Products Come Under Non-Regulated Category?
Non-regulated products are the products that are labeled as low-risk. Moreover, these products just require the Supplier Conformity Declaration. Some examples of Non-Regulated products include:
- Perfume Bottles for toilets
- Cosmetics dispensers
- Cabinets used as mounts for hand-washing sinks
- Shelves (stands) of plastics
- Paper towel dispenser
- Rack dolly
- U bolts
- Knives sterilizing cabinets
These are just a few examples of non-regulated products. The list is huge and it covers all low to no-risk products.
How Long Does it Take to Get a Supplier Conformity Declaration?
The Supplier Conformity Declaration is a self-declaration made by the exporter stating that the product he is exporting to the Kingdom, is low-risk and adheres to the non-regulatory standards set by SASO. Therefore, there has been no formal time frame for the Supplier Conformity Declaration, since its a declaration.
However, the SCoC and PCoC have a certain time frame to receive approval from SASO and issue the certificates. Moreover, if you tie up with a certification body like VERGER Group, you can get it in a few hours, provided that your product meets the SASO technical regulations.
If you’re someone who’s waiting to export to Saudi Arabia, get in touch with VERGER Group and make your compliance journey smooth.
In conclusion, non-regulated products require a Supplier Conformity Declaration from the exporter. Understanding these items and the timetable for Supplier Conformity Declarations provides organizations with the knowledge they need to traverse this less-traveled path efficiently. It is a voyage that highlights the beauty of simplicity in an otherwise regulated environment, and it prepares the way for easier compliance in the consumer products sphere.