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Saudi Arabia Launches Conformity Assessment System

Saudi Arabia Launches Conformity Assessment System

Thursday, 8 November, 2018 - 15:15
Riyadh- Asharq Al-Awsat
The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has revealed its own electronic certification system called Saber that aims at registering conformity certificates of consumer products before they enter the Saudi market, in addition to making sure that they are free of any defaults that might affect the safety and health of consumers.

Saber platform reflects SASO vision in developing and activating the role of beneficiaries in the process of registering products and detecting their conformity with the standards and metrology before they enter the Saudi market.

SASO noted that Saber allows beneficiaries and factory owners to reach the authorities responsible for assessing conformity for the sake of testing the products and issuing certificates of conformity, in addition to accelerating the procedures of product entrance to the Saudi market.

According to the information provided by SASO, this electronic platform was developed in cooperation with Thiqah Business Services based on the highest standards of efficiency. SASO intends to hold workshops for beneficiaries inside and outside the kingdom during the coming period in order to raise awareness on the platform.

The launching of Saber falls under facilitating the process of importing products and reducing the number of nonconforming products in which it links importers with legal representatives of the credited conformity authorities.

SASO noted that the importance of the conformity certificates is represented in asserting that the products comply with the Saudi standards and metrology, and protecting importers from any deceit.

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