Guide to Electrical and R&TT Products Market Access in Saudi Arabia

October 9, 2018


Electrical and R&TT products are subject to Safety and Telecom Approvals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The following types of requirements can be applicable to get access to the KSA market:


  • Safety

  • Telecom

  • Energy Efficiency

  • Requirements of Gulf Technical Regulation for the Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances


Safety Requirements


Compliance with the safety requirements is proven by the Certificate of Conformity and regulated by the Article 3 of SASO by-laws issued in accordance with the Royal Decree №M/10 dated 03/03/1392H. This document lays down the rules of issuing the Certificates of Conformity and application of the Quality Marks and describes the rights of use of these certificates and marks.


Requirements for Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment


Compliance with the Requirements for Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) is proven by the Certificate of Conformity and regulated by Telecom Act and The Telecoms Act Bylaws. The documents establish the rules for conformity assessment—the procedure for approving and importing Telecommunications and IT equipment. All the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment is to be approved before import.


Energy Efficiency Requirements


The following products are subject to the Certificate for Energy Efficiency Label and the EE Label must be affixed on such a products:


  • air conditioners

  • refrigerators

  • washing machines

  • lightning products

  • motors


The regulation foк the energy efficient label was issued in 2010 according to the 3rd, 4th, and 9th Articles of the SASO regulation issued by the Royal Decree №216 dated by 06.17.1431.

 EE Label


Requirements of the Gulf Technical Regulation


The Standardization Organization of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GSO) includes the following members: the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, State of Kuwait, and the Republic of Yemen.


Requirements of the Gulf Technical Regulation for Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances (BD-142004-01) must be confirmed by the G-Mark Certificate.


The follwing product categories fall under the scope of the Technical Regulation from July 1st, 2016:

  1. Domestic electrical fans

  2. Refrigerators, freezers, and other refrigerating or freezing equipment

  3. Centrifugal clothes dryers and clothes washing machines

  4. Food grinders and mixers, fruit or vegetable juice extractors

  5. Toasters

  6. Electro-thermic hair-dressing apparatus and hand dryers

  7. Domestic electric heating apparatus

  8. Microwave ovens

  9. Other ovens, cookers, cooking plates, boiling  rings, grillers, and roasters

  10. Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters

  11. Electric smoothing irons

  12. Plugs, socket outlets, adaptors, cord extension sets, and chargers

  13. Air conditioners



The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.


GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle of international type approval and global market access services for IT, Telecom and industrial electrical products in all countries throughout the world. With proven expertise in worldwide regulations, compliance, certification, and conformity assessment, GMA Consult Group can help your company speed up the access to any market with almost zero efforts from your side.


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