Requirements for Importing Lubricating Oils into Saudi Arabia

Technical Regulation for Lubricating Oils

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

Products Covered 

This regulation covers various types of lubricating oils, including: 

  • Lubricating oils for use in internal combustion engines (for gasoline and diesel). 

  • Brake oils for cars, Hydraulic oils, Gear lubricants and Greases. 

  • Lubricating oils used in steam and gas turbines. 

  • Air Compressor Lubricants and Lubricating oils for cooling compressors. 

  • Lubricating oils used in two stroke engines. 

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 lubricating oil safety, including testing for harmful substances. 

  • 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 lubricating oil products, 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.

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