Since 2010, Saudi Arabia has imposed the requirement of labeling energy efficiency mark on some electrical products imported into the Saudi market. Suppliers (manufacturers, importers, manufacturers or their authorized representatives) who violate this regulation will bear all legal liabilities arising therefrom.
The first batch of certification catalogue only cover refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines. On August 24, 2018, Saudi Arabia Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) updated the General Technical Regulations on Energy Efficiency (M.A-156-16-04-05), expanding the product catalogue to the following 11 categories: air conditioners with a capacity of 65,000 Btu/h and below, large-capacity air conditioners, refrigerators within 1,100 liters (39cft), 850 liters (30cft).
1. Testing: The laboratory designated by SASO shall issue an energy efficiency testing report;
2. Registration: Submit applications online through Saudi Energy Efficiency Registration System and upload relevant technical documents;
3. Certification: SASO Engineer shall review the application and issue energy efficiency certificates and marks.