IndustriesTextiles, Apparel and Footwear
MarketsMiddle East and Africa
Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has 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 March 23, 2019.