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Saudi: SASO update for IECEE, IECEX, RoHS and adjusts IEC 62368-1:2020 standard Implementation Date


A. Requiring suppliers to obtain “IECEE” and “IECEX” certification for several products in early November.

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization announced that manufacturers and suppliers are obligated, as of 11/1/2021 AD, to

obtain the national recognition certificate for electrotechnical devices and components (IECEE), and the national recognition certificate for

equipment and devices intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (IECEX), to allow entry to a number of products from customs

outlets and their circulation in the Kingdom's markets.

Product Implementing IECEE National Recognition Certificate


Product Implementing IECEX Explosion-Protected Certificate


B. The SASO issued the RoHS regulations on July 9, 2021, and is scheduled to be enforced on January 05, 2022.

This regulation applies to the following types of electrical and electronic equipment:

· Large household appliances

· Small household appliances

· Information technology and communication equipment

· lighting device

· Electrical and electronic tools

· Toys, leisure, and sports equipment

· Monitoring and control equipment

According to Saudi RoHS regulations, the hazardous substance control list and corresponding limits are as follows:


C. SASO Adjusts IEC 62368-1:2020 Standard Implementation Date

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) updated their requirements to only accept SASO-IEC 62368-1:2020 test reports.

The implementation date was originally scheduled for July 1, 2021,

However, SASO announced that the standard enforcement will now be on January 1, 2023.

It means that only the third edition of IEC 62368-1 (IECEE 62368-1:2018) CB certificate and test report will be accepted from January 1, 2023.

Therefore, the second edition of IEC 62368-1:2014 CB certificate and report will be accepted until December 30, 2022.

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