Industrial Standards in Saudi Arabia

Overview by
National Standards Organizations
Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO)
Integration in the International Standards Network
Saudi Arabia is a member of:


International Standard organization (ISO)

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Obligation to Use Standards
The SASO mark is mandatory.

Ministry of Commerce and Industry is responsible for Certificate of Conformity (CoC) which is mandatory for all consumer goods entering the country.

Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) regulates import of telecommunications and IT products and services.

Classification of Standards
The products covered in list of standards are classified as: toys, automotive, chemicals and electrical and electronics. Where no applicable Saudi standard exists, an acceptable international standard is approved by the SASO.
Assessment of the System of Standardization
SASO, being the sole standards organization in the country, is highly regarded in Saudi Arabia and it can increase the sales potential in this market.
Online Consultation of Standards

Oum Al-Qura is the official gazette in which the regulations are published. For details, visit SASO website.

Certification Organizations
Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO)
The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation of which Saudi Arabia is an affiliate member.
Associations of Standards Users
Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO)

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