Only safe, flawless, and quality goods should be available on the European market – at least, that’s the objective of the CE mark. The mark proves that the product in question conforms to EU health and safety standards, whether it's toys or construction machines. Your CE declaration of conformity means your product now has right of way onto the European market.
How to Obtain?
For most products the CE marking is essentially based on the manufacturer’s own declaration of conformity with the relevant directives.
In the case of some high risk products, like medical products, the involvement of a Notified Body is required. This may also be the case when European product standards are not used.
There are a number of directives that requires CE marking of the products, e.g.
- Low Voltage Directive (LVD) – covering electrical safety
- EMC Directive – covering Electromagnetic Compatibility
- RED Directive – covering radio and telecom products (wireless products)
- Medical Device Directive
- RoHS Directive – covering hazardous substances in products
- ErP Directive – covering energy efficiency.
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SAUDI PRODUCT SAFETY PROGRAMME- SALEEM SABER
The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) have made a decision to Implement a new Saudi Product Safety program (SALEEM) by launching a SABER Platform for the online certification of Exports to Saudi Arabia.
SASO has published a list of Technical Regulations covering various products such as Lube Oils, Detergents, Building Materials and Construction Products, Paints, Lifts, Vehicle Spare Parts, Textiles etc.
The products covered by the Technical Regulations are referred to as Regulated Products. The Conformity Assessment Process for the Regulated Products is a two-stage process:
Stage 1: Issuance of Product Certification of Conformity (PCoC).
The PCoC is issued for every regulated product as per the applicable product standards defined in relevant Technical Regulation. The PCoC is valid for a period of one (1) year. In order to facilitate the products registration on SABER, our office in KSA is ready to assist the importers to register their products on their behalf.
- Request for Product Certificate of Conformity (PCoC) by Importer.
- Entry of Product Details in the system based on KSA Customs Tariff Code.
- Selecting of Certification Bodies (CBs) such as Intertek.
- Payment of PCoC Fees.
- Conformity Assessment and entry of substantiating Documents/Verification Results by Intertek.
- Issuance of PCoC from the system.
Stage 2: Issuance of Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCoC).
Every regulated product included in the shipment will be verified whether valid PCoC exists for that product and if found to be true will be issued with the SCoC. The SCoC is valid for that specific shipment only.
- Request for Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCoC) by Importer.
- Payment of SCoC Fees.
- Verification and confirmation of valid PCoC for the product by Intertek.
- Issuance of SCoC from the system
Importers have to register online on the SABER platform to obtain PCoC and SCoC. Intertek is accredited for most of the Technical Regulations in all the five regions and Importers can select one of Intertek’s five (5) Accreditation Offices to facilitate Conformity Assessment and Certificate issuance. Our expert team has the required technical competencies to provide full support in this regard.
List of Products covered
|Implementation date||Example of Products processed by SABER||Relevant Technical Regulation|
|Jan 2019||leakage alarm system, LPG metal cylinder, gas supply hose, valves for gas cylinder, cooking stoves, LPG powered heater notes: Saudi quality mark required. Intervention from CB is not required after acquisition of Saudi quality mark||M.A.-156-16-04-04 Technical Regulation for Gas Appliances and their Accessories|
|Apr 2019||Products designed for use in play by children under 14 years of age||BD-131704-01 GCC Technical Regulation on Children Toys|
|Electrical and electronic devices and appliances that contain electrical and/or electronic component with a voltage rating of 50-1000 V for AC and 75-1500 V for DC||BD-142004-01 GCC Technical Regulation for Oow Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances|
|Lubricating oil, brake fluid, automatic transmission fluid, hydraulic oil||S.V.-155-16-03-01 Technical Regulation for Lubricating Oils|
|Jun 2019||Elevator intended for public use in buildings and facilities, and certain elevator safety component||M.A. 161-17-07-05 Technical Regulation for Lifts Used in Building and Installations|
|Metals and their alloys for building and civil engineering works e.g. steel sheet, steel wire, aluminium and its alloys for building purpose||M.A. 156-16-03-01 Technical Regulation of Building Materials Part 1: Metals and their Alloys for Constructions and Buildings|
|Insulation and cladding material Except tiles, ceramics, marble, stone, paint||M.A. 156-16-03-02 Technical Regulation of Building Materials Part 2: Insulation Products and Building Cladding Materials|
|Bricks, tiles, marble and stone, sanitary ware, ceramic tiles and ceramic bricks Except cement tiles and bricks notes: Saudi quality mark required for ceramic ware. Intervention from CB is not required after acquisition of Saudi quality mark||M.A. 161-17-07-03 Technical Regulation of Building Materials Part 4: Bricks, Tiles, Ceramic, Sanitary Ware and Related Materials|
|Emulsion paints, oil paints and varnishes for use in residential and commercial buildings, and public utilities||M.A.-155.16.03.03 Technical Regulation for Paints (Dyes) and Varnishes|
|Aug 2019||Emulsion paints, oil paints and varnishes for use in residential and commercial buildings, and public utilities||M.A.-155.16.03.03 Technical Regulation for Paints (Dyes) and Varnishes|
|Electric self-balancing plates (Scooters)||M.A.-155-06-03-04 Technical Regulation for the Electric Self-Balancing Boards (Scooter)|
|Disposable products manufactured from polypropylene and polyethylene plastics which are often used for a short time||M.A.-156-16-04-03 Technical Regulation for Degradable Plastic Products|
|Front, side and rear protection barriers for trucks and trailers with a maximum weight of 3.5 tons||M.A.-161-17-07-04 Technical Regulations for Front and Rear and Side Barriers for Trucks and Trailers|
|Car batteries, portable batteries, such as button cells, weighting less than 1kg||M.A. -166-18-04-02 Technical Regulation for Electrical Batteries|
|Nov 2019||New spare parts for motor vehicles Except tires, vehicles batteries and safety barriers||B.D.-162-17-04-02 Technical Regulation for Auto Spare Parts|
|Personal protection products e.g. firefighting clothing, eye protection equipment, gloves, safety shoes||M.A.-165-18-04-04 Technical Regulation for Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing|
|Dec 2019||Textile products e.g. silk, wool, cotton, fabrics||M.A.-164-18-05-02 Technical Regulation for Textile Products|
|Trailers and Semi-Trailers||M.A.-162-17-07-04 Technical Regulations for Trailers and Semi-Trailers|
|Detergents, surfactants, soap e.g. liquid glass cleaner, liquid dishwashing detergent Except disinfectants||M.A. 155-16-03-02 Technical Regulation for Detergents|
|Products of solar energy generating systems and their component e.g. photovoltaic units, cables and connectors||M.A. 165-18-04-03 Technical Regulation for Photovoltaic Cells|
|Jan 2020||Equipment, machinery ad structures that are installed permanently or temporarily in recreational cities||M.A. 165-18-04-02 Technical Regulation for Games and Devices of Amusement City|
|Adhesives and glue products e.g. structural adhesives, adhesives for leather, footwear, wood products, paper, packaging||Technical Regulation for Adhesives and Related Products|
|Plastic metal products manufactured in the form of costume for decoration e.g. hair, hands and neck accessories||Technical Regulation for Ornaments and Decorations|
|Plastic and metal pipe system used in transport of water and electrical installations in building and accessories||Technical Regulation of Building Materials Part 5: Pipes of Plastic and Pipes of Metal Used in Water and Electricity Installation Networks|
|Wireless communication devices e.g. mobile phones, headsets, smart devices||Wireless communication devices e.g. mobile phones, headsets, smart devices|
|Packaging products: paper, cardboard, wood, plastics, textile, and any other materials used in packaging||Technical Regulation for Packaging|
|Materials and surfaces in contact with food e.g. cooking equipment, tableware, food packaging materials and containers||Technical Regulation of Materials and Surfaces for Contact with Food|
|Footwear made of leather, textile, plastic or a mixture of these material||Technical Regulation for Shoes and Leather|
|Devices operating under pressure and their accessories e.g. fire extinguishers, pressure cookers||Technical Regulation for Simple Pressure Devices|
|Products for fire fighting e.g. fire extinguisher, alarm systems, fire hoses||Technical Regulation for Fire Fighting Equipment|
|Fireworks products e.g. firecrackers, fireworks, mine||Technical Regulation for Fireworks|