SASO Regulatory Update – April 2021

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues Recall for NZXT H1 Computer Box Models CA-H16WR-B1 and CA-H16WR-W1

On March 2, 2021, the KSA Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the NZXT H1 computer box, models CA-H16WR-B1 and CA-H16WR-W1, for a defect in the internal components that may lead to a fire. Consumers are encouraged to immediately stop using the product and to contact the company for a free replacement of the graphics card extension cable.

For more information on these recalls please visit recalls.sa

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce Issues a Recall for Hitachi Washing Machine Model #SF-H120XA

On March 15, 2021, the KSA Ministry of Commerce issued a recall for the Hitachi Washing Machine Model #SF-H120XA due to non-compliance with the Saudi Standard for Energy Efficiency. Consumers are encouraged to check that the product serial number is included on the website. Contact the company to arrange an appointment for a technician to remove the washing machine and recover the purchase amount in cash.

For more information on these recalls please visit recalls.sa

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Issues a Notification Regarding Non-Medical Face Masks

SASO issued a notification that effective immediately that all shipment certification requests for Non-Medical Face Masks (HS Codes 481890000002, 481890009999, and 630790970002) will require that importers or manufacturers complete an Importer Product Declaration form. Importers or manufacturers must submit the form to the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources for approval and then forward the approved form to the Certification Body (CB). Approved CBs are instructed to collect this document and shall not issue the Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SC) for Non-Medical Face Masks until it is received.

Download the Importer Product Declaration form here.

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Expands Scope for IECEE Certificates

SASO recently announced an expansion of the products that will require the National Recognition Certificate for Electrotechnical Devices and Components (IECEE) as a prerequisite for entry to the Saudi market beginning July 1, 2021.

Product Product Category per SABER HS Code
Electric Pumps Submersible pumps 2 841370000001
Other 2 841370009999
For domestic use 2 841381200000
Liquid elevators 2 841382000000
Heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15 1 841861000000
Vacuum pumps 1 841410000000
Of pumps 1 841391000000
For agricultural use 1 841381100000
Other 1 841381900000
Electric Cables Other 1 854449290000
Electric Kettles Boilers 1 851660000003
Coffee Making Machines Coffee or tea makers 1 851671000000
Electric Oil Fryers Potato fries and other pans 1 851679900002
Video Games and Accessories Video game consoles and machines, other than those of subheading 9504.30 1 950450000000
Earphones including microphone and speakerphone 1 851830900003
Other 1 850440190000

1 New products added to scope, IECEE certificate mandatory as of July 1, 2021
2 Existing products already included in scope

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Publishes Updated List of Standards

On March 26, 2021, SASO published a list of new, adopted and updated standards in the Um El Qura newspaper.

Download the list of updated standards here.

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