Exporting to Saudi Arabia – SASO regulations deadline – 1st April 2020
To counter environmental and health risks, the Saudi standards authority (SASO) will introduce new regulatory requirements for oxo-biodegradable plastics packaging materials from April 2020. Imported products will be checked by customs and will have to comply with the new regulations. Customs offices of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will hold a list of SASO-registered suppliers/factories. Importers will only deal with these suppliers – no shipment will be customs-cleared if the suppliers of the plastic products are not on the list.