International Approvals

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Safety, EMC, Radio and Telecommunications Product Approvals

SASO Registration and COC Safety and EMC Product Approvals

Certification is mandatory, testing is conducted to the international standards, IEC, EN, etc. Certificates are issued by certification bodies and validity varies for registration and is per shipment for COC. Foreign test reports are acceptable and documentation can be in English.

CITC Type Approval Safety, EMC and Telecom

The CITC Type Approval is mandatory. Testing is conducted to the international standards, EN, IEC, ETSI, etc. and certificates issued by CITC are valid for one year. Foreign reports are acceptable, lead time is typically 5-6 weeks and documentation can be in English.

•        IT Equipments can follow one of two options: SASO COC per shipment or CITC type approval (1 year)

•        Customs requirements: Product must have country of origin and manufacturer date. Package must have country of origin.

•        Member of GSO (GCC Standardization Organization) / GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council)

Some of the documents required for approval are:

•        Manual, Photos, Safety and EMC reports, Labels, block diagrams.

GSO (GCC Standardization Organization) and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) are working to harmonize the standards and regulations.  Scheme, Marking and other regulations are already approved and Low Voltage regulation (above 50V) is already in place but not in force.

GSO Members are:

•        Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

•        United Arab Emirates UAE

•        Kingdom of Bahrain

•        Sultanate of Oman

•        State of Qatar

•        State of Kuwait

•        Republic of Yemen