Manufacturers and importers of refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washing machines, electric motors and lighting products that intend to bring such products to the South Arabian market need to comply with SASO regulations.


Royal Decree No M/10 dated AH 1392-03-03 established SASO as a judicial body. A board of directors, headed by H.E. the Minister of Commerce, consisting of representatives of the major sectors affected, outlined the general policy of SASO regarding standardization in the Kingdom.

SASO has announced Energy Efficiency Labeling Regulations to show the energy efficiency of refrigerators (including the refrigerator and/or freezer function), as well as air conditioners, washing machines, electric motors and lighting products.

Saudi Arabia SASO EER Registration - Marking Process

Through the SASO EER Registration process manufactures and importers need to show their products comply with the following standards:

Product Category Standards
Refrigerators and Freezers
SASO 2664/2013 
Air Conditioners 
SASO 2663/2014; SASO 2681/2013; SASO 2682/2013; SASO 2874/2016
Washing Machines
SASO 2692/2013; SASO 2683/2007; SASO 2693/2007 
Lighting products
SASO 2870/2015 
Electric Motors
SASO IEC 60034-30:2013; SASO IEC 60034-2-1:2007

SASO EER certifications are valid for one year from the issuing date.

Each type of product has its own certification marks, as follows:

Air Conditioner Certificate
Air Conditioners

Refriferator Certificate
Refrigerators & Freezers

Washing Machine Certificate
Washing Machines

Lighting Products Certificate
Lighting products

For Electric Motors, the rated efficiency and the code of IE-Nominal limits (%) (IE, International Energy-efficiency Class) shall be durably marked on the rating plate, for example “IE2 – 84,0 %”.

The marking process for the SASO EER Registration includes the following steps:

  1. Product Testing
  2. EER Registration

SGS: Helping Achieve SASO EER Registration for Your Product

SGS has been providing testing and certification services in the Middle-East for several decades. It is committed to delivering services that meet the ever-changing needs of their diverse range of clients, in these vibrant and growing Middle-Eastern markets.

SGS has full capability to support its clients’ needs for testing, inspection, verification and certification services in the region. The company’s expertise in compliance management will help you make the right choices to access the Saudi Arabian market, while carrying out the necessary testing and certification quickly and professionally.

For more information, please contact:

Chloe Xu 
International Type Approval Specialist 
t: +86 (0)20 2909 3750

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