Forced to postpone from January 5, 2022 to July 4, 2022, the Technical Regulation for the Restriction fo Hazardous Substance in Electrical and Electronic Equipment will be implemented. This new technical regulation was part of the SALEEM program (Saudi Product Safety Program), the Saudi Arabian Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SAS0) effort to define the critical substances in imported goods that are dangerous.
According to Article 2, the following categories of technology and their spare parts will be affected when imported to Saudi Arabia:
Categories that are exempt from the substance bans:
There is a .1% weight limit on homogeneous materials of electrical equipment according to Annex (1-b). This includes Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Cr V16), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated biphenyls ethers (PBDE). The exception is Cadmium (Cd0) which weight limit is .01%.
The are 2 conformity assessment procedures for type Approval:
Lastly, The manufacturer issues a corresponding declaration of conformity. In both procedures, the manufacture must initiate a request for a type approval at a ‘Notified Body’ of their own choosing. The duration of the type approvals is limited to 1 year in both cases.