With the rapid development of the global market and international trade, it becomes critical for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to protect itself from counterfeit products that will compromise the safety and health of its people and environment.With the establishment of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), the authority has taken a better control on the quality and safety of products available in the market.
|Requirements||Route A||Route B||Route C|
|Registration of products||No||Yes, yearly||Yes, with license valid for 3 years|
|Inspection of shipment||Each shipment||Surveillance every quarter||Random, as part of surveillance|
|Laboratory testing of products||Test Report required each shipment||Test Report required during registration only||No, only Type Test Report during initial application|
|Best Option for||Occasional exporters||Frequent exporters||Frequent, high volume exporters|
Manufacturers or traders of all products intended for the Saudi Arabia market.
|Declared FOB value of the Shipment (USD)||Applicable Fees (USD)|
|0 – 10,000||200|
|10,001 – 60,000||350|
|60,001 – 100,000||450|
|100,001 – 200,000||900|
|200,001 – 500,000||1,800|
|500,001 and above||2,500|
Manufacturers of any product or their traders/ legal agents.