Saudi Arabia Announces Major Updates to Key Technical Regulations

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has recently approved updates to 51 key technical regulations and standard specifications. These updates bring the standards in line with the latest international references, fostering consistency and quality across various industries in the Kingdom.

Detailed Overview of the Updates

The updated standards cover a wide range of areas, including:
  • Chemical and petroleum: 16 standards adopted from ISO and ASTM have been updated with the latest reference revisions.
  • Construction materials: 13 standards from various international organizations have been revised.
  • Electrical and electronic: 11 standards, including those adopted from IEC and ISO/IEC, have been updated.
  • Food and agriculture: 5 standards from ISO and CODEX have been revised.
  • Textiles and leather: 3 standards from ISO and ASTM have been updated.
  • Other: 3 standards from different international organizations have been updated.
By adopting these updates, SASO aims to:
  • Enhance product safety and quality in the Saudi market
  • Facilitate trade by aligning with international standards
  • Encourage innovation and technological advancement
  • Support the Kingdom's Vision 2030 goals of a diversified and knowledge-based economy
The updated standards will be published in the Official Gazette and are available on the SASO website. This initiative demonstrates SASO's commitment to ensuring that Saudi Arabia's technical regulations are current, relevant, and aligned with international best practices.

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