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Regulatory ESSENTIAL
Saudi Arabia - EMC

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Status: Published 2023-03-22 by Anette Dunkel-Reinboth and Torsten Sahm
Last change 2024-04-15 by Torsten Sahm: General information to the application of standards, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Devices
   
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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Devices - applicable from 2024-05-14

Scope of this ESSENTIAL
This ESSENTIAL describes the regulatory requirements in Saudi Arabia according Electromagnetic Compatibility for devices.
It is based on the Technical Regulation (legally binding) which will come into force on 14-MAY-2024, with a transition period of 1 year.

Before 2024, there was no legislation regarding electromagnetic compatibility in Saudi Arabia.
The new Technical Regulation (legally binding) will come into force on 14-MAY-2024, transition period: 1 year.
This ESSENTIAL is based on the Saudi Arabian SASO "Technical regulations for electromagnetic compatibility", published 28-SEP-2023.'

Abbreviations
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Important abbreviations which are special for this legislation or theme.

Analysis of regulatory requirements

Legislation in force for this PCT
here you will get a linked document in ROGER WILLCO
(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Scope of legislation
(TR) Article 2) Scope/Field
This technical regulation applies to electrical equipment, in accordance with the relevant definitions and terms contained in Article (1) and the standard specifications contained in Appendix (1).
Note: Where the term “electrical equipment” is used, it includes electrical appliances and fixed installations.

(TR) Art.1 - Terms and Definitions
- Electrical Equipment: means fixed devices or installations
- Apparatus: Any completed device or device, or combination thereof, intended for use and offered on the market as a single unit, that causes electromagnetic interference, or whose performance can be affected by such interference. It includes the following subcomponents and moving assemblies
- Subcomponents or assemblies that the end user assembles within the device, which can cause electromagnetic interference, or the performance of the device can be affected by electromagnetic interference due to these components
- Mobile installations: that include a group of devices that can be moved to operate in a number of different locations
- Fixed installation: It is a specific group of different devices and tools that are permanently assembled and installed in a pre-determined location, so that they are able to work and be used in the same location'

Responsible actors
here you will get textual information

Which actor(s) are responsible for compliance with the legal provisions: e. g. - economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributor, fulfilment service provider), - user (commercial/industrial/professional), - user (private, consumer)?

Regulatory market access conditions for the actor(s)
here you will get textual information

What are the main regulatory requirements (e. g. conformity assessment fulfilment of essential requirements of Annex I 2006/42/EC) prior placing on the market, importation and putting into service (brief description)

Penalty by this legislation
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What are the possible penalties (e. g. sales ban, fines) in the case of non-compliance?

Exemption clauses
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Exempted devices/products or industry sectors.

Sub-federal legislation of states/counties
here you will get textual information

E. g. by 2019 an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on governance of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) has been signed by Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

FTA/MRA status with EU
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Has the country signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with EU?

Authority
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Name of the authority for approval and/or registration

Market surveillance authority
here you will get textual information

Name of the authority for market surveillance and/or enforcement

Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
here you will get textual information

Comment on the comparability to EU legislation
here you will get textual information

Hints
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Route to compliance

Formal and administrative requirements

Registration at related authority required?
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Local representative legally required?
here you will get textual information

[Yes/No]

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Equipment authorization (approval process)

Approval process (conformity assessment procedure)
here you will get textual information

Means each legally required approval process prior placing on the market, importation or putting into service

Is the IECEE CB Scheme accepted by the authority/approval body?
here you will get textual information

"[Yes/ No / no information available] [Text] Information (website)"

Conformance document(s) to show compliance to the authority
here you will get textual information

e. g. SDoC, technical documentation (for 10 years), filled-in approval forms (e. g. ACMA in AUT)

Conformance document validity and renewal
here you will get textual information

Validity for Conformance document name mentioned. For mandatory certification validity is important.

Which documents are required by an approval body?
here you will get textual information

e .g. formal application

Is a factory inspection legally required
here you will get textual information

Hint to voluntary certification scheme
here you will get textual information

If a important voluntary certification schemes exists, one link will be given. Important voluntary schemes are for example: UL, CSA, VCCI (Japan)

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Testing & Standards

Specific requirements for testing
here you will get textual information

e. g. is an accredited test lab. mandatory, limits, test samples, product description

General information to the application of standards
here you will get textual information

e. g. China: GB standards are mandatory, EU: harmonized standards shall be published in the OJEU with respect to "presumption of conformity"

Source for standards for conformity assessment
here you will get textual information

National Standardisation Organisation
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Link to organisation

Are national standards based on IEC/ISO standards?
here you will get textual information

Undetailed information

Is in-country testing legally required?
here you will get textual information

Acceptance of foreign test reports
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Regulatory labelling, markings and user information

Regulatory label (mandatory)
here you will get textual information

e. g. product label

Regulatory e-labelling allowed?
here you will get textual information

e. g. put the regulatory information and labels in a software menu

Required information on the product and/or packaging
here you will get textual information

e. g. address of the manufacturer/importer, serial number

User instructions language(s)
here you will get textual information

Regulated by the legal provisions

User instruction requirements and specific compliance notes
here you will get textual information

Form, sentence inside, simple text. E. g. FCC/ISED compliance information, SAR information, battery, environmental information like waste

Digital user documentation allowed?
here you will get textual information

User instructions allowed by QR-Code/internet or digital medium or integrated in device with display? Safety instruction allowed by QR-Code or digital medium?

Warnings, symbols
here you will get textual information

e. g. ANSI Z 535.4

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Devices - applicable to 2025-05-13

Analysis of regulatory requirements

Legislation in force for this PCT
here you will get a linked document in ROGER WILLCO
(only reachable with additional ROGER WILLCO licence)

Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Scope of legislation
General EMC requirements are set by "Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances" (BD-142004-01).
The applicable standards are linked to certain product types and are published online in a "Harmonized Standards".

Certain product types have their own technical regulations which contain binding standards for the EMC conformity assessment.
Examples:
- Technical Regulation for Electric Vehicles (03-04-17-162)
- CITC Technical Specification for wireless/radio equipment (GEN001 Issue 4)
- Technical Regulation for Solar Photovoltaic Systems (03-04-18-165)'

Scope of legislation
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Responsible actors
here you will get textual information

Which actor(s) are responsible for compliance with the legal provisions: e. g. - economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributor, fulfilment service provider), - user (commercial/industrial/professional), - user (private, consumer)?

Regulatory market access conditions for the actor(s)
here you will get textual information

What are the main regulatory requirements (e. g. conformity assessment fulfilment of essential requirements of Annex I 2006/42/EC) prior placing on the market, importation and putting into service (brief description)

FTA/MRA status with EU
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Has the country signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with EU?

Authority
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Name of the authority for approval and/or registration

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Route to compliance

Formal and administrative requirements

Registration at related authority required?
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Local representative legally required?
here you will get textual information

[Yes/No]

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Equipment authorization (approval process)

Approval process (conformity assessment procedure)
here you will get textual information

Means each legally required approval process prior placing on the market, importation or putting into service

Is the IECEE CB Scheme accepted by the authority/approval body?
here you will get textual information

"[Yes/ No / no information available] [Text] Information (website)"

Conformance document(s) to show compliance to the authority
here you will get textual information

e. g. SDoC, technical documentation (for 10 years), filled-in approval forms (e. g. ACMA in AUT)

Conformance document validity and renewal
here you will get textual information

Validity for Conformance document name mentioned. For mandatory certification validity is important.

Which documents are required by an approval body?
here you will get textual information

e .g. formal application

Is a factory inspection legally required
here you will get textual information

Testing & Standards

Specific requirements for testing
here you will get textual information

e. g. is an accredited test lab. mandatory, limits, test samples, product description

General information to the application of standards
here you will get textual information

e. g. China: GB standards are mandatory, EU: harmonized standards shall be published in the OJEU with respect to "presumption of conformity"

Source for standards for conformity assessment
here you will get related hyperlink(s)

Is in-country testing legally required?
here you will get textual information

Acceptance of foreign test reports
here you will get textual information

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Regulatory labelling, markings and user information

Regulatory label (mandatory)
here you will get textual information

e. g. product label

Regulatory e-labelling allowed?
here you will get textual information

e. g. put the regulatory information and labels in a software menu

Required information on the product and/or packaging
here you will get textual information

e. g. address of the manufacturer/importer, serial number

User instructions language(s)
here you will get textual information

Regulated by the legal provisions

User instruction requirements and specific compliance notes
here you will get textual information

Form, sentence inside, simple text. E. g. FCC/ISED compliance information, SAR information, battery, environmental information like waste

Warnings, symbols
here you will get textual information

e. g. ANSI Z 535.4

Hints
here you will get textual information

Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

General Information:

   Saudi Arabia

Code, ContinentSAU,
Economic AreaGCC
Official LanguageArabic
Standard InstituteSASO - Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization | https://www.saso.gov.sa/en/Pages/default.aspx
HS CodememberYes

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