SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate – additional products added as from 1 August 2018

Thu 14 Jun 2018
Posted by: William Barns-Graham
Trade News


The Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) have updated the IECEE Recognition Certificate list and more electrical products are now mandated to comply.  We asked IOE&IT Corporate Member XDS Solutions to provide an overview to help fellow members understand what is now required.

Chantelle Rowe, Director at XDS Solutions says, “We can confirm that the new SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate requirements will become mandatory for certain products from 1 August 2018.   The list affects a wide range of products, including laptops and lighting luminaires, all of which are now required to hold an IECEE Recognition Certificate for shipment clearance at KSA Customs Ports and Borders alongside the SASO Certificate of Conformity (CoC).”

SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate – Products Affected

XDS Solutions has received confirmation that SASO have added the following products (with HS Codes) to the already existing list. These are required to comply from 1 August 2018:

  • Mobile Phones: 851712 - Currently mandatory under the IECEE Program                                  
  • Mobile batteries: 850760 -  Currently mandatory under the IECEE Program                                                                                                  
  • Dishwashers: 842211 - Mandatory as of the 1st August 2018                                                            
  • Televisions: 852872 - Mandatory as of the 1st August 2018                                                              
  • Chargers for mobile phones: 85044011   - Mandatory as of the 1st August 2018
  • Lighting luminaires: 940510, 940520, 940530, 940540 - Mandatory as of the 1st August 2018    
  • Laptops and tablets: 847130 - Mandatory as of the 1st August 2018  

SASO IECEE Recognition Certificate – The Process

SASO will issue an IECEE Recognition Certificate for the products listed above based on a valid CB test Report issued by an IECEE approved lab. XDS Solutions can assist you with meeting all the requirements from preparation to issuance of the IECEE Recognition Certificate.

Apply for your IECEE Recognition Certificate and SASO Certificate of Conformity today - register your details with the XDS Solutions SASO Account Team via or +44 01245 249002.

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About XDS Solutions

Chelmsford-based XDS Solutions was launched in 2013 to offer export managers a fast and simple way to organise SASO and SONCAP Certificates of Conformity. With more than 12 years’ experience navigating export documentation, its founders knew well the frustration felt at being unable to find a straightforward route. Instead of slow, complex, web-based conformity assessment, an XDS Account Manager personally manages every step of each client’s compliance journey.  Moving mountains to meet certification deadlines.

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