Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has recently introduced a new Technical Regulation on restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS). This Regulation applies to the following categories of electrical and electronic equipment and spare parts that enter the KSA market:
1) Large and small home appliances
2) Information and communication technology equipment
3) Lighting equipment
4) Electrical and electronic tools and equipment
5) Games, entertainment devices, and sports equipment
6) Monitoring and control tools
To meet the requirements of the Regulation, imported devices should meet the relevant KSA or GULF standards. In case of absence of such standards, the international one must be implemented. Additionally, the manufacturer should provide a technical file to the device as well as evidence that his company has an effective quality management system.
The SASO gave the transitional period for manufacturers to prepare for the new RoHS requirements. The new requirements will come into force early in January 2022.
Please, note that the SASO tends to follow international standards and guidelines, that meet the requirements of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Thus, if your device fulfills the requirements of international standards, there should not suppose to be any problems with getting a Certificate against RoHS requirements from a notified body approved by SASO.
The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.
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