SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is delighted to announce the enhancement of their product conformity assessment (PCA) services for textile businesses exporting to Saudi Arabian markets.
Exporters to Saudi Arabia are regulated under the requirements of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) and must obtain certification under the SABER scheme. Expert interpretation is needed to ensure the challenges of product variety, and the geographical spread of production, supply chains and potentially hazardous raw materials, are interpreted and understood effectively. Without this knowledge, repeat testing, delays and additional costs can be incurred.
In direct response to these challenges, SGS have developed their trade facilitation solutions for SABER certification. Testing parameters for textile, leather, footwear and accessory products under the regulations include pH value, color stability, and toxicity. Consolidation of existing services now allows for faster testing times and trusted verification. Information from the client’s master list of products (including materials/styles and sources) is analyzed by SGS to assemble an optimized list of items that can then be tested against the SASO regulations.
SGS expertise is available at all stages of SABER certification, and this strategic selection of products allows for a faster, and more assured conclusion to the process. Close collaboration with the client is key to this, and the benefits of this optimization include better risk management of the certification process, quicker testing times and resource savings.
For more details about SGS’s consolidated PCA services for Saudi Arabia, please contact:
Global Product Conformity Assessment Technical Manager
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