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Saudi Arabia SASO Implemented RoHS Regulation

September, 2021


The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has released a final version of the Technical Regulation for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) on July 9, 2021. This regulation will come into effect on January 5, 2022, and applies to all electrical and electronic devices and equipment that fall into the following categories:

  • Household Appliances

  • ICT Equipment

  • Lighting Equipment

  • Tools, Electrical, and Electronic equipment

  • Games, Entertainment Devices and Tools, and Sports Equipment

  • Monitoring and Control Tools

The following equipment are exempted from the scope of this regulation:

  • Medical Devices

  • Weapons and Military Equipment to be sent into space

  • Large-Scale Stationary Industrial Tools

  • Extensive Fixed Equipment