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Brief Description

For products to be exported to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria and Libya, it is compulsory for the cargo to be accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity (respectively SASO Certificate of Conformity, GOEIC Certificate of Conformity, Algeria Certificate of Quality Control and Libya Certificate of Inspection).

In collaboration with the TÜV AUSTRIA Group companies, TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS is active in the field of Certifications of Conformity for exports to the above countries.

Detailed Description

Saudi Arabia: In accordance with national regulations, all cargo entering Saudi Arabia must be accompanied by a (SASO) Certificate of Conformity pursuant to the specifications and legislation of Saudi Arabia.

Product Categories Inspected

All consumer goods exported to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, apart from:

  • Imports from Diplomatic Corps, Consulates, international Diplomatic and Consular organisations accredited by the government;
  • Imports to all branches of military forces, such as ammunition, weapons, equipment, military means of transport as well as their spare parts and all other related materials;
  • Imports performed by charities;
  • Food and agricultural products;
  • Medicine, medical devices and equipment;
  • Crude petrol.

Documents required for the inspection

  • RFC: Request for Certification
  • Proforma Invoice
  • Valid Test Report
  • LC (Letter of Credit), if applicable

Egypt: In accordance with national regulations, all cargo entering Egypt must be accompanied by a GOEIC certificate ensuring that the products comply with Egypt’s technical specifications and standards, as well as the applicable international standards.

Product Categories Inspected

  • Food and foodstuff
  • Cosmetics and hygiene products
  • Construction products
  • Kitchenware
  • Electrical and electronic products
  • Furniture and personal accessories
  • Automotive and transportation related products
  • Toys
  • Clothing and textile

Documents required for the inspection

  • RFC: Request for Certification
  • Proforma Invoice
  • Valid Test Report

Algeria: In accordance with national regulations, all cargo entering Algeria must be accompanied by a Quality Certificate, issued by an approved Certification body, ensuring that the products comply with Algeria’s technical specifications and standards.

Product Categories Inspected

All products, accompanied by a Letter of Credit.

Documents required for the inspection

  • RFC: Request for Certification
  • Proforma Invoice
  • Letter of Credit
  • Valid Test Report, if required by the LC

Libya: In accordance with regulation “Resolution of Governor of Central Bank of Libya N° 96 dated 30 April 2015”, all cargo entering Libya must be accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity.

Product Categories Inspected

All products, accompanied by a Letter of Credit.

Documents required for the inspection

  • RFC: Request for Certification
  • Proforma Invoice
  • Letter of Credit

Certification Procedure

In order to schedule the inspection for the issuance of a Certificate of Conformity, the interested party has to fill in and submit the relevant application (Request for Certification), along with the relevant documents (product description, quality certificates). Once the above documents have been checked, the interested party is notified of the Certification requirements and the cost of the services, and then the inspection is scheduled in consultation with the interest party. Following the inspection, the test report is issued and signed by the inspector and the interested party, and then the Certificate is issued.

Who Is it Addressed To?

All businesses wishing to export their products to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria and Libya.

Who Do I Contact for the Certification?

Industrial Inspections Sector, Contact Person: Mrs. Hara Diamantopoulou, tel. no.: +30 210 5220920, ext.110