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Exporting to Saudi Arabia

Certificate of Conformity for exporting to Saudi-Arabia

Start exporting to Saudi Arabia with a Certificate of Conformity from DIN CERTCO

Saudi Arabia is one of the most dynamic countries in the world economy and is committed to strongly supporting the private business sector. As a manufacturer, logistic company, trader or retailer, you can benefit from this economic success by exporting your goods to Saudi Arabia. All you need is a Certificate of Conformity (CoC). This serves as proof of the conformity of your goods with Saudi Arabian regulations and is to be presented to the customs authorities upon import.

Tap into a new, economically strong market with a Certificate of Conformity for exporting to Saudi Arabia and increase your revenues. As a certification body approved by the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) in Germany, we support you with the issuance of conformity certificates for exporting to Saudi Arabia.

Contact our experts who are happy to assist you with the market access to Saudi Arabia.

Access new economically strong markets with a Certificate of Conformity for exporting to Saudi Arabia

As a manufacturer, logistic company, trader or retailer, you will need a newly issued Certificate of Conformity for each delivery or import of goods to Saudi Arabia. We guarantee you a hassle-free and fast issuance of your conformity certificates and support you with the entry into the Saudi Arabian market. Document your compliance with the national objectives of Saudi Arabia with this recognized verification and benefit from faster access to international markets for your products. With the Certificate of Conformity (CoC) according to the SASO regulations, you ensure that your delivery arrives safely and punctually at its destination.

Your Certificate of Conformity for exporting to Saudi Arabia in four steps

The Saudi Arabian customs authorities have intensified their monitoring of deliveries from abroad. The focus of the controls is, above all, the correct product description as well as the quality of the German and Arabic instruction manuals.

When issuing a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for the exporting of your goods to Saudi Arabia, we proceed as follows:

  1. Review of your documents
  2. Product testing (if necessary)
  3. Pre-shipment inspection (required for certain products)
  4. Issuance of the Certificate of Conformity

With the issuance of the CoC, you document that the following national objectives, which are required by the Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO), are respected by your goods and products:

  • Protection of health
  • Safety of the consumer
  • National security
  • Protection of religion and morality
  • Protection of the environment
  • Protection against fraud

CoC for exporting to Saudi Arabia

CoC for Saudi Arabia from DIN CERTCO

Your reliable and recognized partner for exporting to Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) has reduced the number of accredited certification bodies per country for some time. As a reliable and globally active partner for certifications, we have been authorized by the SASO as a certification body in Germany to issue Certificates of Conformity for Saudi Arabia since 2008.

We offer our service at over 500 locations and in 69 countries around the world. Years of extensive experience with worldwide legal requirements and relevant certifications makes us your partner for exporting to Saudi Arabia. Contact our DIN CERTCO experts now!

Exporting goods to Saudi Arabia – Frequently Asked Questions

Would you like to learn more about successfully exporting to Saudi Arabia? Below are the answers to several frequently asked questions.

  • 1. What is the Certificate of Conformity (CoC)?
    • The Certificate of Conformity - in short, CoC - demonstrates that goods intended for export comply with country-specific regulations as well as internationally recognized standards. Each country imposes different requirements. Our globally active experts make it easier for you to register products in your favored markets with a Certificate of Conformity.

  • 2. Who is authorized to issue a CoC for Saudi Arabia?
    • The Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) has reduced the number of accredited certification bodies per country for some time. As a reliable and globally active partner for certifications, we have been authorized by the SASO as a certification body in Germany to issue certificates of conformity for Saudi Arabia since 2008.

  • 3. When exporting to Saudi Arabia, for which products does the CoC apply?
    • For nearly all products exported to Saudi Arabia, a Certificate of Conformity must be issued. Exceptions to this rule are:

      Foodstuffs and medical products must be registered with the Saudi Food and Drug Authority in a separate procedure.

  • 4. Which products are subject to a tightened regulation?
    • The SASO has high-risk products for which particularly stringent requirements remain valid. This applies to products such as:

      • Sockets, plugs, adapters, extension cords, portable chargers
      • Hair dryers
      • Car spare parts (filters, tires, radiators, batteries, brake pads)
      • Water boilers
      • Heating fans and radiant heaters
      • Car tires
      • Children's toys

      Only valid test reports according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 from an accredited test lab are permitted as proof of compliance with the requirements for these products.

  • 5. What are the specific requirements for products to be imported and which documents are required?
    • Below are the specific requirements for products destined for Saudi Arabia:

      • Test reports must come from ILAC accredited test labs
      • In addition to the standard requirements, the type plates for machines and parts must also comply with Saudi Arabian requirements
      • In case of end consumer products, operating instructions must contain all warnings required by the standard and should be in English and Arabic
      • Climatic conditions for outdoor use should be observed
      • Year and country of manufacture must be visible on the product, its documentation or packaging
      • Objects that are offensive to Islam may not be used; pork or alcohol must not be included in any of the products to be delivered

  • 6. What is the process of issuing a CoC for export to Saudi Arabia?
  • 7. What documents does DIN CERTCO require for the preparation of a quotation?
    • To prepare a quotation, you should submit the questionnaire including the delivery date, the pro forma invoice or commercial invoice as well as a product description.

  • 8. What documents does DIN CERTCO require after acceptance of the offer?
    • After acceptance of the offer, the following documents must be submitted to us:

      • Completed and legally binding signed application
      • EC declarations of conformity
      • Extract from the commercial register of the producer (export country), exporter and importer
      • Country of origin

      If applicable:

      • Test reports (internal, if applicable) and certificates from accredited bodies
      • Type plates or photos of the type plates
      • Design drawings, diagrams
      • Safety data sheets
      • Layouts of the packaging or photos of the products / packaging
      • Photo documentation of the final delivery

  • 9. How long is the CoC valid?
    • The Certificate of Conformity is not valid for a specific period of time or number of imports, but must be renewed for each delivery or import to Saudi Arabia.

  • 10. What happens if I do not have a CoC upon importing into Saudi Arabia?
    • If you want to export products to Saudi Arabia, you usually need a Certificate of Conformity. If you do not have the necessary CoC, your goods will be withheld by Saudi Arabian customs or, in the worst case, returned to the country of origin.

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