Saudi Product Certificate of Conformity (PCOC)

Learn more about the specific requirements to obtain your Product Conformity Certificate (PCOC) for exports to Saudi Arabia.

As a trusted partner of the Saudi Arabian government, our mandate as a Conformity Body includes one or a combination of 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)

How to obtain a PCOC

The Product Certificate of Conformity (PCOC) is required to demonstrate that your products have been registered within SABER and are complaint with applicable Technical Regulations. The PCOC is valid for one year upon issuance.

It is the importer’s responsibility to initiate the process of obtaining a PCOC, which comprises the following steps:

Saudi Product Certificate of Conformity (PCOC) process

SASO/SABER Regulated Products

The products covered by the Technical Regulations are referred to as Regulated Products. Hereafter is an extract of regulated products currently subject to the Saudi Product Safety Programme:

  • Building materials
  • Textile
  • Electrical and electronics products
  • Chemicals
  • Machinery

Regulated Products are further categorized as either high-risk or medium-risk based on the Product Certification Scheme. Depending on the risk profile of the product in question, additional controls need to be conducted accordingly:

Medium Risk Products
Type 1a: Product testing / inspection
High Risk Products
Type 3: Product testing / factory inspection / audit
Type 5: Product testing / factory inspection / surveillance factory audit

To check if your specific product is already subject to regulations, or if it will be in the near future, please view the full Technical Regulations.

Request a Certification

To learn more about the SASO/SABER programme, or to get a certificate for your exports, please send us a request.

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