Saudi Arabia’s RoHS Regulations have been published in the Official Gazette. The Regulation includes a conformity assessment requirement and submission of the technical file with the product, as well as ISO 9001 certification (or its equivalent).
According to the new Regulation, the SASO restricts six hazardous substances in electronic and electrical equipment (EEEs) and will enter into effect on January 5, 2022. Please note, for products placed on the market prior to the mandatory date, there is a grace period of 365 days to get the product certified.
EEEs must prove that they do not exceed the restriction levels below:
(0.1%) Hexavalent chromium
(0.1%) Polybrominated biphenyls
(0.1%) Polybrominated biphenyls ethers
This technical regulation takes a lot of wording from the EU RoHS Directive minus the inclusion of the four restricted phthalates -DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP.
The scope of the Regulation applies to:
Large and small home appliances
Information and communication technology equipment
Electrical and electronic tools and equipment
Games, entertainment devices, and sports equipment
Monitoring and control tools
The following items are exempt:
weapons and military equipment
large-scale stationary industrial tools
large-scale fixed installations