SASO Concludes its Introductory Workshops about the Electronic Registration System for Conformity Certificates "Sabir"
SASO has concluded the introductory workshops about the electronic Registration System for Conformity Certificates "Sabir" with a workshop organized by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in continuation of SASO's efforts to introduce traders, suppliers and companies of conformity certificates to this electronic system. SASO has already organized two workshops in Riyadh and Asharqia chambers earlier this October.
The workshops reviewed the mechanism of conformity procedures and their role in activating the Saudi Product Safety Program (SALEEM). In addition, SASO specialists explained the registration mechanism in the system, how to issue certificates and how to register products and issue consignment certificates for them.
SASO explained that "Sabir" system is an electronic service used to issue certificates of conformity for products conforming with Saudi standards and specifications, in order to facilitate importation of goods and limit non-conforming products, noting that "Sabir" service connects suppliers and traders with legal representatives of approved conformity authorities to issue certificates of conformity for the products that will be sold in the Saudi market, whether they are imported or locally manufactured.
SASO listed the advantages of using "Sabir", as it has the ability to issue conformity certificates automatically, speed up their issuance process and reduce the time required for the importation of products, including customs inspection. This system will also contribute to the reduction of fraud and manipulation of conformity certificates, in order to protect the consumer from non-conforming products and reduce commercial fraud.
Furthermore, SASO noted that conformity certificates are important in ensuring the compliance of products with Saudi standards and protecting suppliers from fraud which they may be subjected to when importing products. In addition, SASO aims through "Sabir" system to limit fraudulent and non-conforming products in the Saudi market.