What is SABER system ?

the Saber system is an electronic platform published by Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) for conformity assessment program and consider to be your gate to access the Saudi market at the saudi customs, it is mandatory to register all shipments exported to Saudi arabia to obtain saber certificate for clearance of your product at saudi customs, Since 2019, SABER is replacing the old SASO Certificates of Conformity CoC.

How to obtain SABER certificate ?

Ecertest offer affordable fees for both Product registration and issuance of Product certificate of conformity, our consultant have a wide experience in conformity assessment program that help us to make it Fast, Reliable, and reasonable fees.

Product Certification of Conformity (PCOC)

The steps & procedures for obtaining a PCoC are:
Product information will be added on the saber system
select CB for issuance of PCoC, pay Sadad and certification fees.
The CB checks the SABER platform to receive the requests online.
CB does the conformity assessment process and ask the exporter for submission of all technical documents.
The CB reviews the parameters against The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) technical regulations for certification decision.
PCoC is approved and issued online through the SABER platform; it will be valid for a period of one year.

Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCoC)

The steps & procedures for obtaining a SCoC are:
send online request, through SABER, to obtain SCoC for products exported to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia
CB ensures if there is valid PCoC for each regulated products
If PCoC is verified, the CB approve in SABER that it has been found to be accepted
pay SCoC Sadad fees.
SCoC is issued online in SABER and will be valid for that specific shipment only.

Documents required for applying PC certificate:

First of all you should create an account & access to saber system login page
HS code(it will be better to offer HS code listed in Saudi Arabic)
English name of commodity
Trade mark
Model of products
A description of Product (in English)
Name and address of manufacturer
Product image
Business license of manufacturer
Previous test report(if any)

Documents required for applying SCOC certificate:

Commercial invoice
Packing list
Bar code

What is the Gulf Conformity Mark (G Mark)?

The G Mark is a mandatory requirement for low voltage electrical (LVE) products and children’s toys being exported to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC). It demonstrates that the product is compliant with the rules and regulations existing in the region and that the manufacturer has a production quality system implemented in order to assure that the product is being manufactured in accordance to its technical specifications.

Do I need the G Mark certification?

The G Mark certification is a mandatory certification for low voltage electrical (LVE) devices and all kind of children’s toys.

How do I apply for the G Mark certification?

If you are interested in receiving a quotation you can request an application form from us. After filling out the form it needs to be signed and stamped and sent back to us. Usually within one business day we will send you a quotation for the certification process.

Is there an on-site audit necessary for the G Mark certification?

There is no on-site audit necessary for the G Mark certification. The certification will be granted upon a successful document review confirming that rules and regulations set by the underlying standards are implemented and followed.

What is the cost for the G Mark certification?

The fixed price for the G Mark is currently 3,200 AED (United Arab Emirates Dirham) excl. tax, which equals approximately 775 Euro, but can vary based on the exchange rate. The price is set per brand, per product type and per test report, and up to 45 models can be included per application.

What is SASO IECEE certification?

SASO is currently implementing SASO IECEE recognition certificate for certain types of products that are imported into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, IECEE certification is required in order to clear regulated products to Saudi Customs.
Recently, it was announced and notified to all exporters that all products covered by the SASO IECEE system and shipped to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be subject to control by the customs authorities to verify their compliance with the requirements. For more information kindly visit https://jeem1.saso.gov.sa

Full List Of Products Subjected To SASO IECEE

1.Mobile phone devices
2.Cell phone chargers
3.Household electric pumps (less than 3500 watts)
4.Car chargers for mobile phones
5.Wireless chargers for mobile phones
6.Energy storage devices (Power Bank)
7.Mobile phone batteries
8.Laptops and tablets
9.Smart watch
10.Smart wristbands
11.Display and TV screens
13.Wireless headphones, headphones and similar products
14.Laptop Chargers (Laptop Adapter)
15.All lighting products

Steps Of Issuance A SASO IECEE Certificate

To obtain IECEE recognition certificate, the following documents must be submitted:
1.IECEE CB test report for main product
2.Certificate issued by IECEE CB for the main product
3.Conformity declaration
4.Preparing the guide in Arabic
5.Test report for the plug / power cord (if available)
6.Detailed pictures of the product

If a charger is available with the product, the following is also required:
1.IECEE CB Charger Test Report
2.IECEE certification for the charger
3.Detailed product pictures
Once all the documents are submitted and the application is reviewed and approved, the SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate is issued and the product is listed in the Jeem database.

How to register your product?

1.We are specializing in SASO IECEE and Saber certificates for all product categories required to be registered
2.We have a previous work experience on technical tasks related to Saber platform, conformity assessment bodies & ISO 17065
3.A wide happy client base
4.Issuing the test reports and IECEE recognition certification from accredited bodies

.What is QM certificate?

The SASO Quality Mark (SQM) is a mark of conformity granted to the products that demonstrate compliance with the relevant national standards set by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) in Saudi Arabia. The SQM is proof that the manufacturer has implemented an effective quality management system to ensure continuous compliance with the aforementioned standards.
In order to be granted the SQM license a comprehensive evaluation of the product as well as the quality system used by the manufacturer in production through auditing, testing and inspection is necessary.

The validity of QM certificate:

The certificate will be valid for three years, and is subject to surveillance audits every 6 – 12 month, depending on the product.

It is voluntary or mandatory?

The SQM is both a voluntary and a mandatory mark. If manufacturers would like to add consumer confidence in their products and the product is not subject to regulation by SASO, the SQM can be chosen as a voluntary mark.

As a mandatory mark RACS is able to perform the conformity assessment for the following products, which are subject to regulation:

Building materials - part I: Reinforcing Steel (rebar) for buildings
Building materials - part III: Cement and concrete
Building materials - part IV: Bricks, tiles, ceramics, and sanitary ware
Gas appliances and their accessories

What is the SFDA?

Our cooperate organization has been accredited by The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) to ensure the compliance to the applicable standards of all regulated food products imported into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The conformity assessment programme aims to ensure safety and security of food and feed, safety and security of pesticides and ease commercial traffic flow while maintaining safety of food and reinforcement of consumers and clients confidence in food control authority

Step-by-Step Process

1.The exporter / importer will have to fill out the Request of Certification (RFC) and Declaration of Conformity
2.Once we receive your request, a dedicated and local coordinator will review your demand.
3.Your coordinator will check all the necessary documentation and from that, define the scope of needs.
4.When necessary and to comply with importing SFDA's regulations, your dedicated coordinator will guide you through the needed verifications and will schedule them (testing of samples, inspection and/or audit when required)
5.After satisfactory results, we will issue the product certificate (valid one year) Routes for SFDA Food

To assess the conformity of a shipment, the verification of conformity process will follow one of two levels of compliance, named “routes”. The choice of the route depends on the profile of the exporter. These are:

Route A for exporters with infrequent shipments (Non registered products)
It involves pre-shipment inspection and pre-shipment testing of products. Physical inspection can be carried out to verify the labelling/markage, storage and other visual verification.
Route B for regular exporters with homogenous products (Registered products)
This process involves product testing for compliance and the statement of Product Registration is valid for a year.

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