For exports to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an SASO Certificate of Conformity is required for importers to clear through Saudi Customs. SASO means Saudi Arabian Standards specifications as set forth by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for various commodities. The International Conformity Certification Program (ICCP) operates under the authority of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) in Saudi Arabia.
The manufacturers or competent authority at country of origin have to issue a certificate that the respective commodity complies with the SASO specifications. The SASO certificate has to be obtained by the shipper at POL (Port of Loading). This is a strict requirement.
Generally all fabrics, machinery items, engines, electronic / electrical appliances, watches, computers, computer parts, automobiles, auto spare parts, home / kitchen appliances, wireless systems, speakers, amplifiers, items needing calibration, even commodities rice etc., need SASO certificate.
The following are accredited laboratories in Saudi Arabia that issues the Certificate of Conformity and have offices in the United States that can assist you with obtaining this document along with providing a list of the items which need the SASO certificate:
If you have further questions, please contact our office at (610) 521-9100.