Services in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Standardization, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO)
SASO was established pursuant to the Royal Decree No. M/10 dated 16 April 1972 as a body of judicial personality.
SASO is one of the first pure technical governmental bodies. It governs the organizational and executive tasks related to standards, metrology & quality, including laying down and accrediting Saudi standards of goods, products & services, measurement & calibration bodies, and procedures of conformity evaluation & certification.
SASO is also responsible for accrediting laboratories and certification bodies for quality systems and setting methods of sampling, testing, and technical inspection as well as setting quality systems.
Every consignment of imported goods (regulated products) must be accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity in order to clear any shipment at Saudi Customs. TUV Austria is approved and authorized as a Notification and Certification Body (CB) by SASO for issuing Conformity Certificates.