Requirements for Importing Paints and Varnishes into Saudi Arabia

Technical Regulation for Paints (Pigments) and Varnishes

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

Products Covered 

This regulation covers various types of paints, including:  

  • Emulsifying paints, Alkyl Flat Paints, Gloss enamel, water-based texture finishes. 

  • Solvent based acrylic enamel paints. 

  • Polyurethane based paints. 

  • Nitrocellulose paints. 

  • Paints for road marking (e.g, Hot applied thermoplastic road marking materials, Glass beads for road marking paints). 

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 paint 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 paint 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.

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.

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