Saudi Arabia Standardizes Charging Ports with USB-C

Great news for tech users in Saudi Arabia! The Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization (SASO) and the Communications, Space, and Technology Commission (CST) have announced a new law that standardizes charging ports for all electronic devices.
Starting January 1, 2025, all mobile phones and a wide range of electronic devices – including headphones, keyboards, speakers, routers, and more – will be required to have a USB-C charging port.
The new regulation (Executive Decision No. 018) from SASO requires manufacturers to equip new portable electronic devices with either USB Type-C or USB Power Delivery charging ports. These standards are outlined in SASO IEC 62680-1-2:2017 and SASO IEC 62680-1-3:2017.
SASO-accredited certification bodies will verify compliance with these updated technical standards during the product certification process.
The regulation will apply to new smartphones and electronic device models launched after the implementation date while existing certified models already in the market will be allowed to continue sales.
This regulation is going to be implemented in two stages:
  • Stage 1 (January 1, 2025): Applies to mobile phones and a variety of electronic devices
  • Stage 2 (April 1, 2026): Expands to include laptops and portable computers

Menacert: Your Partner in Saudi Arabia

At Menacert, we understand the importance of navigating regulatory changes in Saudi Arabia. We can help you obtain all the necessary approvals for your electronic devices to ensure a smooth transition under this new law.
Embrace the future of charging! Contact Menacert today and let's guide you through the process.