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Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) have enforced Technical Regulation M.A‑164–18-0502 which is applicable to all textile products consisting of 80% by weight of textile fibers marketed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

This new Regulation requires the following:

  • suppliers to provide essential safety requirement for textile products displayed in the market
  • product to meet the relevant technical requirements, labeling and conformity assessment
  • comply with the labeling requirements and safety procedures

Products designed for medical or medical claims are exempted from the provisions of this Regulation.

Note: Annex 4 of this Regulation exhibits the list of agreed allowances used to calculate the mass of fibers contained in textile products.

M.A‑164–18-0502 will come into force starting February 23, 2019.