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Saudi Arabia: Electronic platform compliance for imports of consumer goods

Saudi Arabia: Electronic platform, import compliance

There are new requirements with regard to the entry of certain consumer goods into the Saudi Arabian market.

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The new measures require manufacturers and importers to obtain clearance through the “SABER platform”—an electronic platform on which importers and local manufacturers:

  • Register their facilities
  • Obtain product certificate of conformity (PCoC)
  • Obtain shipment certificate of conformity (SCoC)

The SABER platform is intended to address fraud and to improve the safety level of products entering the Saudi Arabian market. It relates to all consumer products referred to as “regulated products”such as lube oils, detergents, building materials and construction products, paints, lifts, vehicle spare parts, textiles, etc., that are intended to be commercialized in the Saudi market, whether imported from abroad or produced locally.

The SABER platform, in early July 2020, was linked with the FASAH system, which is the Saudi shipment clearance platform. This integration provides the automatic verification of the SCoC, which will be automatically loaded on to the FASAH system. Any shipment to Saudi Arabia that does not have an SCoC will not be granted access to the Saudi Arabian domestic market.

Read a November 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in the United Arab Emirates


For more information on this topic or to learn more about KPMG’s Trade & Customs Services, contact:

Doug Zuvich | +1 (312) 665-1022 | dzuvich@kpmg.com

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