The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the Middle East. As Saudi Arabia’s largest trading partner, China possesses strong competitive advantage in the Saudi market regarding exports. The main commodities exported from China to Saudi Arabia include electrical equipment and parts, mechanical equipment and parts, ships, furniture, steel, etc. CQC has maintained a good cooperative relationship with Saudi Arabia’s Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) since 2008 and registered as its notified body in 2017.
The Saudi Product Safety Plan (SALEEM) currently being implemented in Saudi Arabia aims to improve product quality, build consumer confidence and create a suitable environment for Saudi trade development, thus helping to achieve Saudi Arabia’s “2020 National Transformation Plan” and “Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision”. SALEEM plans to cover more than 40 product categories such as building materials, chemical products, mechanical products, auto parts and electric vehicles.
In order to cooperate with the smooth implementation of SALEEM plan, SASO launched SABER, an electronic registration system for conformity certificates. Since January 1, 2021, all products entering the Saudi market must be applied for Product CoC and Shipment CoC by local importers in Saudi Arabia through SABER platform, otherwise customs clearance will not be allowed. Importers need to apply for Product CoC first. Within the validity period of the certificate, each batch of goods needs to upload necessary information and materials through SABER platform to obtain Shipping CoC.