Saudi Arabia Extends Validity of Certificates
The Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization announced that it will extend certificates of conformity if they were registered on the Saber platform and their validity period ends in March, April or May 2020. Such certificates will be valid for three months from the expiration date.
SASO also mentioned that test reports issued by the accredited lab in the exporting country in the past 3 years can be accepted as well. Thus, for products that have such test reports, new testing is not required.
These actions were implemented as an exceptional initiative for rapid entry of products in the Saudi market that allows traders and importers to issue a consignment certificate from the "Saber" platform for shipments. Within additional three months, it will be possible to import previously confirmed products to the market without any additional certificate renewal procedure or new testing procedure.
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