The Board of Directors of the Saudi Standers, Metrology and Quality Organization has approved the technical regulation for the restriction of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic appliances and equipment. It is one of the technical regulations targeted within the plan of the Saudi Program for Product Safety, which aims to protect the health and safety of consumer and preserve the environment by ensuring products placed on the market are in conformity with the requirements of the technical regulations and its standards.
The technical regulations specify the conformity assessment procedures for the products covered in the scope of the regulation to ensure that the accredited conformity assessment bodies meet with the requirements of the technical and administrative regulations. In addition, they specify the role of the supervisory authorities in obligating local suppliers and manufacturers to apply these technical regulations before placing their products in the Saudi market.
The effectiveness of the technical regulations is related to the extent of the clarity of the technical and administrative requirements contained therein for the authorities concerned with their application. Therefore, SASO issued this guideline to clarify and detail the provisions of the regulation, which is the main reference for this guide.
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