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SASO RoHS will be implemented in phases and enforced on everyone from October 2, 2022



SASO RoHS, issued by Saudi Arabia Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Quality, will be enforced on everyone from October 2, 2022.

The Technical Regulations on Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment (SASO RoHS) issued by Saudi Arabia Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Quality (hereinafter referred to as SASO) will be formally implemented in phases from July 4, 2022. Specific product categories and phased implementation dates are as follows:


1. Household appliances
A - Small household appliances

Ice cream machine, yogurt machine, rice cooker, sewing machine, vacuum cleaner, cleaning machine, food processor, juicer, blender, grinder, electric scissors, other kitchen machinery, floor cleaner and wet scrubber, ironing machine, toaster, level bottom pan, electric kettle, coffee machine, hair dryer, other household appliances such as skin and hair, clocks and watches.
Enforcement date: July 4, 2022


B - Large household appliances
Range hoods, fans, air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, food freezers, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, laundry dryers, dehumidifiers, stoves, ovens, electric heating plates, heaters, aromatherapy machines, water heaters, electric heating rods and other bathroom appliances.
Enforcement date: October 2, 2022


2. Communication and information technology equipment
Fax machine, computer, calculator, desktop computer, printer, data processor, other IT equipment, cash register, postal equipment, data network equipment, telecommunications network infrastructure equipment, wireless telephone, collection, loudspeaker, video recorder, camera, other recording or video recording equipment; Products and other equipment that collect, store, process, display or transmit information through electronic means, sites and user systems; TV, cash register, etc.
Enforcement date: December 31, 2022


3. Lighting equipment
Light source other than incandescent lamp, high-intensity discharge lamp (including sodium lamp, metal discharge lamp, high-pressure sodium lamp), LED lamp, fluorescent lamp control device, fluorescent lamp ballast, discharge lamp control device, fixed downlight, embedded downlight, ground embedded downlight, floodlight and flashlight, cold cathode emission air conditioning unit (neon tube), lamp string, photographic light (indoor and outdoor), emergency lamps and control devices, other lamps, Linear fluorescent lamp and compact fluorescent lamp, headlamp control device, lamp holder and similar equipment, lamp power supply path system, etc.
Enforcement date: March 31, 2023

4. Electronic and electrical equipment and tools
Circuit breakers, RCCBs, RCBOs, leakage protection devices, fuse holders and fuses, steam boilers, routers, steppers, fastening and threading equipment, equipment for spraying, dispersing or spreading liquid or gaseous substances, turning, milling, sanding and sawing equipment, weeding machines, hand-held tools, grinding equipment, electric drills, electric saws, polishers, electric hammers, mechanized tools for wiping, leveling and cutting, broaching, cutting Sharpening tools, welding machines and equipment, automatic control equipment, programming and debugging tools, displays, digital, analog and remote input/output units, resistors, capacitors, power supply cables, cable drums and wire assemblies, low-voltage switchgear and controllers, electronic switches and relays, conductors, terminal blocks, plugs and sockets, converters, couplers, cables, Insulated wire (including enamelled wire or anodized wire), etc.
Enforcement date: June 29, 2023

5. Games, entertainment and sports equipment
Sounding dolls, electric trains, racing suits, hand-held video game consoles, video games and similar handheld devices; Other electric toys (such as toy phones), sports and exercise equipment, etc.
Enforcement date: September 27, 2023

6. Monitoring equipment
Smoke alarm and other safety detectors, vacuum pumps, melting furnaces, other laboratory equipment for temperature monitoring, heating and cooling, electricity meters, other monitoring tools (such as monitoring instruments), other household and laboratory measuring or testing instruments, regulators, thermostats, etc.
Enforcement date: December 26, 2023

After the corresponding mandatory date, the above categories of products must provide RoHS technical documents that meet the requirements when applying for Saudi compliance certification to obtain relevant certificates. Relevant export enterprises should pay attention to the latest implementation date.

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