All shipments to Saudi Arabia after 31 August 2020 will not be released by the Saudi Customs unless a full compliance with SASO requirements (GSO 1858: Storage-Closed Type Electric Water Heaters for household Use) is ensured.
SASO adopted a transitional period until 31 August 2020, therefore before the mandatory implementation to all shipments to KSA, the following shall be taken in consideration:
1-This requirement will be implemented through the G mark procedures when Saudi Arabia is one of the target countries in the certificate,
2-New G Mark certificate: it is mandatory to use the GSO 1858 for all new certificates to be issued after 30th of June 2020, and compliance test report as per GSO 1858 is mandatory,
3-Existing G Mark certificate: Before 15 July 2020, all existing G Mark certificates for the water heaters shall be updated with GSO 1858 for certificates having Saudi Arabia as one of the target countries.
4-If the Economic Operator does not comply with the requirement in point 3, the Notified Body shall suspend the certificate or update the target countries in the certificate by removing Saudi Arabia until the manufacturer complies with GSO 1858.
5-Above updates apply in addition to the applicable GSO LVE regulation requirements.
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