On 9 July 2021, the Saudi Arabian Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published the long-awaited Technical Regulation for Saudi Arabia RoHS.
The Regulation aims to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, and to define conformity assessment procedures to which suppliers must adhere.
The Regulation contains the following:
- Terms and definitions
- Supplier obligations
- Conformity assessment procedures
- Responsibilities of regulatory authorities
- Responsibilities of market surveillance authorities
- Violations and penalties
- General rules
- Transitional rules
- Appendices (forms and lists including exemptions, materials and substances, relevant standards and HS codes)
Relevant parties are given until 5 January 2022 (180 days after publication in the official gazette) to adjust their situation. Non compliant products can be circulated in the market for a maximum period of one year after publication.
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