- September 28, 2023
- By: Verger Group
- in: News
A SASO Certificate of Conformity is a mandatory conformity certificate for products imported to Saudi Arabia. VERGER Group is an ISO-17065 accredited, NABCB-assessed, and SASO-notified Certification Body authorized to issue a SASO Certificate of Conformity.
The Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organisation (SASO) have initiated The Saudi Product Quality Program, named SALEEM, to ensure the quality and safety standards of the goods imported to Saudi Arabia. This, in turn, would facilitate better trade and commerce within Saudi Arabia. Under this program, SASO has set technical regulations on different categories of products imported or manufactured within the country. When importing regulated products to Saudi Arabia, the consignment is required to be accompanied by a SASO Certificate of Conformity.
SASO has introduced the SASO Certificate of Conformity, which is a document that testifies against the technical regulations and quality standards set by SASO. This conformity certificate is reviewed at the customs before letting the import inside the country.
SASO Certificate of Conformity is an amalgamation of two essential certificates of conformity. The Product Certificate of Conformity is the certificate issued for the product imported. The Shipment Certificate of Conformity is issued for the entire shipment/consignment arriving in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These conformity certificates are only issued if the product’s test reports and audit reports are satisfactory and the documents submitted by the importer/exporter are approved.
These conformity certificates can only be acquired by third-party SASO-notified certification bodies. These bodies must be listed on the SABER portal, where importers register their products to receive the SASO Certificate of Conformity.
Verger Group is a SASO-notified certification body, NABCB-assessed, and ISO-17065 accredited Conformity Assessment Body. We are listed on the SABER portal as a legal authority to conduct testing and factory audits and to issue a SASO Certificate of Conformity for products imported to Saudi Arabia.
Let us look at VERGER Group’s accreditations, which make it a trusted organization for over 2000+ importers.
ISO-17065 Accreditation – Product Certification Body
VERGER Group is an ISO-17065 accredited Conformity Assessment Body. This accreditation gives an organization the credibility and authority to conduct various conformity assessment procedures required to attest to a product’s compliance with quality and safety standards.
VERGER Group has served 2000+ importers conducting testing and factory audits for their products before they are imported to Saudi Arabia. We are also a NABCB-assessed body authorized to issue SASO Certificate of Conformity for products imported to Saudi Arabia.
ISO-17065 accreditation is needed by any organization that provides services in conformity assessment. VERGER Group is a legally trusted and reliable firm for certifications.
SASO-notified – Certification Body
SASO-notified bodies are third-party firms that have received all legal authorities from the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organisation (SASO) to conduct SASO relevant conformity assessment procedures (testing and factory audit) to check a product’s compliance with SASO technical regulations.
VERGER Group is a SASO-notified Certification Body authorized to issue a SASO Certificate of Conformity for products imported to Saudi Arabia. We also have sub-contractual and labs worldwide to get your products tested and factory audited.
Availability for our clients on a Global platform
VERGER Group is the most reliable and accepted organization regarding our ability to handle clients on time. We are open 24*7 to all the queries and questions our clients have during the certification process. Also, until the SASO certificate is issued to our clients, we are constantly in touch with them to ensure transparency and zero communication gap.
Our reach is global. We have been actively issuing the SASO Certificate of Conformity in the Middle East and North African region and have now started spreading across Europe and Asia. We have a famous image of connecting with our clients frequently to minimize errors.
All information and prerequisites for SASO certification are transferred to the importer/exporter via relevant mediums, thus focusing on the privacy of data provided to us by our clients through documents.
Seamless Issuance of SASO Certificate of Conformity
VERGER Group is a team of trade enthusiasts and professionals who are well-trained, qualified, and highly equipped to handle the certification process- from lab testing, factory audit, and document review to the final issuance of the SASO Certificate of Conformity.
It usually takes around a week to get things done for the importer/exporter, and we do not believe in unnecessary delays. Our underlying policies are solid and practical when processing our client’s request for a conformity certificate. We are trusted by the Ministry of Commerce and Investment, Saudi Arabia.
Getting a SASO Certificate of Conformity from VERGER
A step-by-step guide to getting a SASO Certificate of Conformity from VERGER Group-
- Register yourself as an importer/exporter on the SABER platform.
- Raise a request to VERGER Group in the SABER portal for the issuance of the certificate.
- Once the request is approved, please send us the required documents (hs-code of the product, product photos, etc.) to start the process.
- We then begin the testing and factory audit of the sample products.
- Once the test reports and audit reports are satisfactory, a SASO Certificate of Conformity and a Shipment Certificate of Conformity are issued by us for the product.
- VERGER links the certificates to the importer’s/exporter’s CR number on the SABER platform.
- The importer can then get a hard copy of the certificates from the SABER platform.
- We usually take 7-10 working days to issue the SASO Certificate of Conformity.
- For smooth customs clearance, an importer must show test reports, factory audit reports, Shipment Certificate of Conformity, and the SASO Certificate of Conformity.
- Failure to deliver the SASO Certificate of Conformity upon arrival in Saudi Arabia shall result in the cancelation of the import, and the shipment will have to be re-exported.
As an importer, you must bear the cost of product testing, factory audit, Shipment Certificate of Conformity, and SASO Certificate of Conformity.