Saudi Arabia RoHS

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The Saudi RoHS Requirements in a Nutshell

Following United Arab Emirates RoHS, the Saudi Arabian Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) published its RoHS regulation draft on November 20, 2020:

 

Technical regulation for the reduction of hazardous materials in electrical and electronic equipment

Saudi Arabia RoHS

 

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia targets the same first six substances of EU RoHS :

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)

The general concentration threshold limits of these substances are also the same: 0.1 %, at the homogeneous material level, barring cadmium, at 0.01 %. 

 

However, some materials benefit from exemptions, such as lead in high melting temperature type solders (lead-based alloys containing 85 % by weight or more lead).

The Scope of Saudi Arabia RoHS

Saudi Arabia RoHS scope

The scope is narrower than the EU one. For example, unlike Europe, Saudi Arabia RoHS does not regulate medical devices. Weapons & military equipment, and large-scale stationary industrial tools, are out of scope, which is also the case with EU RoHS.

 

Saudi Arabia RoHS covers the six following product categories:

 

1) Large and small household appliances.

2) Information and communication technology equipment

3) Lighting equipment

4) Electrical and electronic tools and equipment

5) Games, entertainment equipment and devices, and sports equipment.

6) Monitoring and control tools.

How to Comply with Saudi RoHS?

Use Saudi Recognized Standards

The drafted regulation lists relevant standard specifications that are recognized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including:

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  • IEC 63000: Technical documentation for the assessment of electrical and electronic products with respect to the restriction of hazardous substances;

 

  • SASO IEC 62321: Electrotechnical products - Determination of levels of six regulated substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers);

 

  • IEC 62474: Material declaration for products of and for the electrotechnical industry

 

  • SASO IEC TR 62476: Guidance for evaluation of product with respect to substance-use restrictions in electrical and electronic products.

Build a Technical File

The regulation annexes detail the expected RoHS technical documents and procedure. In particular, the conformity assessment form (Type 1a), according to IEC / ISO 17067Conformity assessment — Fundamentals of product certification and guidelines for product certification schemes, requires:

 

  • General description of the product;
  • Design drawings;
  • A list of Saudi standard specifications or any other appropriate technical specifications approved by the Authority (above-mentioned);
  • Test reports;
  • All supporting evidence of compliance;
  • Assessment from a recognized approval body.

Supplier Declaration of Conformity

Saudi Arabia RoHS Declaration of Conformity

If the product is deemed RoHS compliant, the supplier will draft a Declaration of Conformity (DoC). Such DoC must meet the blank form in Annex 4 of the Saudi RoHS regulation.

The manufacturer must keep a copy of the Type Approval Certificate and archive the technical documentation for ten years.

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