Economic / 308 conformity assessment bodies acceptable to Saudi standards
Thursday 21/2/1442 AH corresponding to 08/10/2020 AD, SPA
Riyadh, Safar 21, 1442 AH, corresponding to October 08, 2020 AD
The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization announced its acceptance of 308 bodies specialized in various conformity assessment activities, as part of its efforts to enhance the quality infrastructure and control conformity assessment activities in addition to supporting merchants and suppliers and facilitating the obstacles they face during the import of products.
She indicated that the program for accepting conformity assessment bodies began during the year 2016 AD, and the total number of bodies accepted by the authority around the world reached (308) bodies until September 2020 AD, among which (66) bodies granting conformity certificates for products, and (6) bodies for certificates of conformity to management systems. (21) for inspection activities, (56) entities that provide efficiency testing activities for tires, (134) bodies specialized in providing energy efficiency tests for electrical products, in addition to (16) bodies that provide testing activities for water-saving tools, and (9) Entities that carry out testing activities for safety requirements according to Saudi technical regulations.
The Saudi Standards indicated that it is making great efforts in following up the activities of the approved authorities throughout the validity period of acceptance to ensure the quality of their outputs and the extent of their compliance with the requirements of the relevant technical regulations and standard specifications. Saudi Standards also obligated the approved authorities in the product certification activity to make the necessary facilities to complete the requests for issuing certificates of conformity Within a short period, through the electronic platform “Saber”, it set the prices for studying technical documents, set a specific scope for that, and obligated the approved authorities to them.
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