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Saudi Arabia SASO - New RoHS Implementation Dates

December, 2021

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published the "Technical Regulation for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment" on July 9, 2021. This regulation was originally scheduled to come into effect on January 5, 2022. However, SASO has decided to postpone the implementation date for 6 months.

The regulation will be implemented in the phases below:


Mandatory Date

​Home Electrical Appliances

(1/A – Small Home Electrical Appliances)

(1/B – Large Home Electrical Appliances)

1/A – July 4, 2022 1/B – October 2, 2022

Information and Communication Technology Equipment

December 31, 2022

​Lighting Equipment

March 31, 2023

Electrical and Electronic Tools and Equipment

June 29, 2023

​Games, Entertainment Devices, and Sports Equipment

​September 27, 2023

Monitoring and Control Tools

December 26, 2023

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