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What is a SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate? A Simple Guide

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In the realm of international trade, ensuring the safety and quality of imported products is paramount. For those venturing into the Saudi Arabian market, the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organisation (SASO) have set the sails with the Saudi Product Safety Program (SALEEM). At the heart of this program lies the SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate, a key document for importers of household electrical and electronic (EE) products.

Understanding the SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate

Initiated by SASO to safeguard the Saudi market, the SALEEM program necessitates adherence to technical regulations and quality standards. The SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate, mandated since February 15, 2018, is a linchpin in this process. It testifies that products comply with the technical regulations and standards set by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). This recognition certificate can seamlessly replace the Product Certificate of Conformity for specific EE products under SASO technical regulations.

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Key Facts about SASO IECEE

  • Validity Period: The SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate holds sway for 3-5 years, providing a window of compliance for importers.
  • Issuance Timeframe: Typically, it takes 10-15 days for the certificate to be issued after the successful submission of the required documents.
  • Multiple Models under One Certificate: Importers can certify multiple model numbers under a single SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate if they are listed on the same CB test reports and IECEE Certificate.
  • Importer Linkage: The certificate is intricately linked to an importer’s CR number, a unique identifier for every importer.
  • Additional Requirements: Certain products may require supplementary documents such as the CITC Certificate or Energy Efficiency Certificate for comprehensive compliance.

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VERGER Group: Your Navigator in the SASO IECEE Journey

Embarking on the SASO IECEE journey can be complex, but fear not! VERGER Group, an ISO-17065 accredited certification body, stands ready to assist. As an official NABCB and SASO-notified certification body, VERGER ensures a seamless import process for over 2000 importers, specializing in testing, factory audits, and certification services.

How VERGER Group Can Assist You

  • Document Submission: Provide your test reports and required documents to VERGER Group.
  • Thorough Review: VERGER Group meticulously reviews your documents to ensure compliance.
  • Application Submission: The team applies on your behalf, streamlining the bureaucratic process.
  • Certificate Issuance: Upon SASO approval, VERGER Group issues the coveted SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate, paving the way for smooth customs clearance.

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In conclusion, SASO IECEE is the compass that guides importers through the seas of Saudi Arabian import regulations. With VERGER Group as your trusted navigator, obtaining the SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate becomes a breeze. Sail confidently into the Saudi market, knowing that your products meet the highest standards of quality and safety.

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