LeadingF Gain CB Certificate and Apply SABER System for Saudi Market

2019-12-27 09:00:49 leadingf

LeadingF Co., LTD. owns CB certificate and report to help clients applying the SABER system in the Saudi Market. 

No worry about the clearance issues of the old SASO certificate is no working anymore.  

LeadingF solutions will assistant all our LED Screen clients applying the Saudi Arabia custom clearance certificates of PCoC and SCoc in the new SABER system.  

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Exporters and importers: will the new SABER system impact your business?

The SABER system is a new mandatory importer-based computer system facilitating online certification of imports into Saudi Arabia. The long-term plan is for SABER to become the only system for clearing goods through Saudi customs and replace the SASO COC. All shipments arriving into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will require a Product CoC and a Shipment CoC to be issued through SABER.

What products need to be processed through SABER?

Product types and categories will be gradually introduced into SABER in order to provide a smooth transition to the new system and ensure there are no delays in trade or shipments into KSA. Once the product type becomes mandatory on SABER then SASO COC can no longer be issued for that product type.

Timeline of SABER system announcements by SASO

17th June 2019: SASO announces the fourth phase of products being implemented onto SABER including Self Balancing Boards (Scooters), Barriers for Trucks & Trailers, Degradable plastic products, Electrical Batteries and Paints (Dyes) and Varnishes. Certified bodies must stop issuing SASO on affected products from August 1st, with a clearance deadline at customs of August 15th 2019.

6th May 2019: SASO announces the third phase of products being implemented onto SABER including Building Materials Parts I, II, III & IV and Technical Regulations for Electrical Lifts. Certified bodies must stop issuing SASO for these products from June 1st with the clearance deadline at customs of June 15th. From June 15th all products affected must be cleared using SABER.

4th March 2019: SASO confirms that in preparation for the addition of Toys, Low Voltage Electricals & Lubricating Oils to the SABER system that all certified bodies must stop issuing SASO certificates for these items from 15th March 2019.

11th February 2019: 
SASO Announces that Children’s toys, Low Voltage Electricals & Lubricating Oils are to become mandatory through SABER system on 1st April 2019 after which they can no longer be suitable for clearance with a SASO COC.

20th January 2019: 
SASO announces that it is now only mandatory for Gas Appliances and their accessories to be cleared through SABER system. All other product types may still be cleared using SASO COC. SASO advises that the other Technical Regulations will be implemented in stages on dates to be confirmed in the near future.

1st January 2019: 
SASO Launches SABER System.

Various dates throughout 2018:
 SASO conducts various small trials of the new system and consults with large importers to ensure system will be efficient and suitable.


Implementation DateExample of Products processed by SABERRelevant Technical Regulation
January 2019Cooking Stoves, LPG Heaters, Pressure Regulators, Leakage Alarm Systems, Gas Supply Hoses, Valves for Gas Cylinders etc.M.A.-156-16-04-04
Technical Regulation for Gas Appliances and their Accessories
April 1st 2019All Children’s ToysBD-131704-01
Technical Regulation for Children’s Toys
April 1st 2019Electric Fans, Toasters, Hair Dressing Apparatus, Food Grinders/Mixers, Plugs/Sockets etc.BD-142004-01
Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances
April 1st 2019Lubricating Oils for internal combustion engines, Lubricants, Industrial Oils and Related Products, Automatic Transmission Fluid etc.S. V-155-16-03-01
Technical Regulation of Lubricating Oils
June 1st 2019Metals & Alloys used in construction (Part I)M.A-156-16-03-01
June 1st 2019Insulation and cladding material for walls, ceilings and floors (Building Materials – Part 2)M.A-156-16-03-02
June 1st 2019Hydraulic Binders (cement, gypsum, Building Limes), concrete, and derivatives (Building Materials – Part 3)M.A-161-17-07-02
June 1st 2019Sanitary Ware, Tiles, Bricks, Blocks & related products (Building Materials – Part 4)M.A-161-17-07-03
June 1st 2019Lift Elevator System & similar systemsM.A-161-17-07-05
August 1st 2019Electrical ScootersM.A-155-16-03-04
August 1st 2019Barriers for Trucks and TrailersM.A-161-17-07-04
August 1st 2019Degradable Plastic ProductsM.A-156-16-03-03
August 1st 2019Various BatteriesM.A-166-18-04-02
August 1st 2019Paints, Dyes and VarnishesM.A-155-16-03-03

* Last updated: 4th July 2019

RegulationImplementation Date
Technical Regulation for Gas Appliances and their Accessories01/01/2019
Gulf Technical Regulation for Children’s toys01/04/2019
Gulf Technical Regulation for low voltage Electrical Equipments and Appliances01/04/2019
Technical Regulation for Lubricating Oils01/04/2019
Technical Regulation for Building Materials Part 1 : The Sectors of Metals and their Alloys for Buildings and Constructions15/06/2019
Technical Regulation for Building Materials Part 2: Insulation and Cladding Materials15/06/2019
Technical Regulation for Building Materials Part 3: Hydraulic Bonding and Related Products15/06/2019
Technical Regulation for Building Materials Part 4: Bricks, Tiles, Ceramics, Sanitaryware and Related Products15/06/2019
Technical Regulation for Electrical Lifts Used in Buildings and Facilities15/06/2019
Technical regulation for Paints (Pigments) and Varnishes01/08/2019
Technical Regulation for Electrical Self-Balancing Boards (Scooter)01/08/2019
Technical Regulation for Biodegradable Plastic Products01/08/2019
Technical Regulation for Truck Barriers01/08/2019
Technical regulation for Electrical Batteries01/08/2019
Technical Regulation for Auto Spare Parts01/11/2019
Technical Regulation for personal protective equipment and clothing01/11/2019
Technical Regulation for Detergents01/12/2019
Technical Regulation for Trailers and Semi-Trailers01/12/2019
Technical Regulation for Textile Products01/12/2019
Technical Regulations for Small Scale Solar PV Systems01/12/2019
Technical Regulation for Electrical Vehicles01/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Telecommunications Devices02/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Simple Pressure Devices03/01/2020
Technical Regulation for games and devices of Amusement Parks04/01/2020
Technical regulation for Jewelery Decorations and Accessories05/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Doors and Windows06/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Shoes and Leathers07/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Fireworks08/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Packaging09/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Building Materials Part 5 : Tubes and Pipes used in water, electricity and Gas networks10/01/2020
Technical regulation for food safety in tools and appliances used in the kitchen11/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Adhesive Materials, Tapes, Glue and Related Products12/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Fire Fighting Equipments and Materials13/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Paper and Related Products14/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Electromagnetic Compatibility15/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Machinery Safety Part 1: Portable and Oriented Machines16/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Explosive Devices17/01/2020
Gulf Technical Regulation for Tiers18/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Electronic Devices Used in Electronic Smoking Systems19/01/2020
Technical Regulation for Motorcycle20/01/2020

* Last updated: 23rd December 2019

Are SASO certificates still valid for shipments to Saudi Arabia?

SASO certificates can still be issued for most products. As SASO gradually introduces product types to the mandatory SABER list, the number of products still suitable for SASO COC will decrease.

For this reason, it is paramount that all importers are fully prepared for SABER and the change to the new system. To clarify which system is required for your product please contact XDS Solutions today for the latest update and how to manage the switch.

Features of the new SABER system

  • Products registration and approval online

  • Electronic access to Certificates of Conformity

  • Speeding up of the issuance process

  • Reduction of fraud and manipulation

  • Additional consumer protection by eliminating non-conforming products


Benefits of the SABER system

SABER benefits importers by speeding up the issuance process of electronic Certificates of Conformity for your imported products, also delivering the following benefits:

  • Reduced time to import products with Saudi customs checks aiming to be under 24 hours

  • Linking of your product approval to the electronic Certificate of Conformity throughout the product registration validity


The three stages of SABER when fully implemented

There are three stages of the SABER process, all of which fall under the responsibility of the importer.

Stage 1: Importer needs to set up their own account and add all of the products on the system they wish to import.

Stage 2: Importer needs to apply for product certificates and approval (these are valid for a year).

Stage 3: Importer needs to upload invoice and apply for shipment cert (COC).


How will the SABER system changes affect me?

The implementation of the SABER system will create a shift in who is responsible for arranging the customs clearance of the goods. It is now the responsibility of the importing company based in Saudi Arabia to register their company, products and shipments on the system.