Cotecna is pleased to announce that they have been appointed by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation (SASO) to support the Saudi Product Safety Programme (SALEEM).
Cotecna is now in a position to assist exporters and importers with the Saudi mandatory certification services for shipments from the Middle East and North Africa region. The company can also provide Product Certificate Of Conformity (PCOC) and Shipment Certificate Of Conformity (SCOC) to importers and exporters shipping to Saudi Arabia, under the certification schemes operated by SASO.
Lena Södergren, VP, Business Development, Sales and VOC, Cotecna says, “We are delighted to expand our Verification of Conformity (VOC) and Certification Services expertise into Saudi Arabia, one of the biggest markets in the Middle East region. The SALEEM programme is part of a broader national programme, which aims to set procedures to ensure the safety of local and imported products subject to Saudi Standards and technical regulation.”
Saleem is supported by the online registration platform SABER through which importers register the product models intended for import. The platform provides a list of accredited companies, which the importers can choose from in order to obtain a Product Certificate of Conformity and Shipment Certificate of Conformity. All shipments of regulated products going to Saudi Arabia must be accompanied by a Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCOC), which is mandatory for import clearance. Such certificates testify the compliance with the applicable products standards and Technical Regulations.
Cotecna being one of the accredited companies on SABER can assist importers with the following:
- Product verification and documentation review
- Consignment Inspection in exporting country
- Sampling and testing of goods in accredited laboratories
- Factory audits
- Delivery of a Product Certificate of Conformity (PCOC) upon Technical Regulations
- Issuance of a Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCOC)