On 10 March 2021, the Saudi Organization for Standardization, Metrology and Quality (SASO) announced that obtaining the IECEE national recognition certificate will be mandatory for a number of electrotechnical products from 1 July 2021.
The products covered include:
- Water boilers and kettles
- Coffee makers
- Home electric fryers
- Electric pumps with 5 hp or less
- Power cables
- Video game consoles and controllers
- Wireless headsets
- Chargers and other accessories
SASO clarifies that this requirement ensures the protection of the market from counterfeit devices and equipment, and will protect consumers from imported products that do not conform to the standards.
It also aims to reduce the accidents that these products may cause, and to facilitate the entry of goods through customs ports without the need for repeated inspection and testing.
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