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Saudi Arabia's new standard for water storage electric water heaters/room heaters/wire extension components will be enforced on March 1, 2023


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2023-02-28

Saudi Arabia's new standard for water storage electric water heaters/room heaters/wire extension components will be enforced on March 1, 2023

​Previously, the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) extended the mandatory implementation date of the latest SASO standard for water storage electric water heaters/room heaters/wire extension components (sockets) mentioned in the Official Gazette No. 4896 issued on August 20, 2021 from February 21, 2022 to March 1, 2023.

 

Electrical products Latest standards Enforcement date
Electric StorageWater Heaters SASO IEC 60335- 2-21:2021 2023-03-01
Electric RoomHeaters SASO IEC 60335-2-30:2021 2023-03-01
Electric Cord  Extension Sets SASO 2815:2021 2023-03-01

 

Standard implementation schedule

1. From March 1, 2023, the product conformity certificate (PCoC) and shipping conformity certificate (SCoC) can be issued only after the above electrical appliances meet the requirements of the new standard. The technical documents of existing PCoC that are still valid after March 1, 2023 should be updated to ensure that at least the new standards have been met before the subsequent issuance of SCoC.

2. From June 1, 2023, Saudi Arabia's customs will not allow the above electrical appliances that do not meet the requirements of the new standard to enter the market. The requirements of the new standard are also mandatory for the above-mentioned electrical appliances produced locally in Saudi Arabia.

3. From August 1, 2024, the above electrical appliances that do not meet the requirements of the new standard will be banned from selling in Saudi Arabia.

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