Requirements for Importing Electrical Batteries into Saudi Arabia

Technical Regulation for Electrical Batteries

The Technical Regulation for Electric Batteries, set by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), ensures the safety and quality of battery products in the Saudi market. This regulation focuses on material quality, labelling, and environmental considerations. 

Products Covered 

This regulation covers various types of battery products, including: 

  • Electrical Converters

  • Dry-cell Batteries

  • Primary cells

  • Secondary cells and batteries

  • Electricity generating primary batteries and Electric batteries

  • Lead–acid Batteries

Certification Requirements 

The requirements depend on the exact details of the product, but in general, the following is required:

  • Test Report: Compliance with SASO standards for battery safety, including harmful substances and durability testing.

  • Product Photos: Clear photo of the product and its marking labels.

  • Data Sheets: Detailed specifications, including materials and care instructions.

Product Classification

Type 3 Assessment: Applies to all battery products (Auto and Portable Batteries), requiring standard documentation for certification. An audit of the manufacturing facility is usually required, which XDS Solutions will arrange.

How can XDS Solutions assist?

With a vast amount of experience with the SABER programme, the team of experts at XDS Solutions can handle everything from Product Registration to Shipment Certificate of Conformity (CoC) – ensuring compliance, avoiding additional workload and offering the simplest SABER solution on the market.

XDS Solutions can offer a fully managed SABER solution. Customers benefit from reduced costs, increased efficiency, and expert advice. XDS Solutions are your go-to supplier offering a certificate of conformity package tailored to your requirements.

Register your Company, Products and Shipments using our industry leading SABER solution. Get in touch to find out more!

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"I would like to thank the whole XDS team for guiding us through the SABER process – beginning with numerous e-mail exchanges, telephone conferences regarding SABER technical requirements up to Products Certificates and Shipment Certificates of Conformity. It was hard to start with, but we have introduced all our customers to XDS and encouraged them to do the registration via XDS."


Dorota Duda

"XDS are always ready and willing to respond to any questions or concerns that we may have about certification processes and are very reactive. Since working with XDS we’re able to avoid delaying shipments due to certification, which helps us to meet our commitments to our customers."

AEG Power Solutions

Simon Taylor — Project Manager