1.5 million products on the Saber platform … and revoking licenses for 10 factories

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization said: The number of products registered on the Saber platform reached more than 1.5 million products during the year 2020, while the number of conformity certificates registered reached more than 943,000 certificates. The authority stated that the number of registered merchants amounted to more than 34.9 thousand merchants, and the number of requests for non-commercial products, which were processed through the Saber platform, exceeded more than 50.9 thousand requests, noting that the Kingdom’s participation in international technical committees increased by 6% during 2020 compared to 2019. The authority added that it launched 6 qualitative initiatives during the Corona pandemic that help the private sector overcome challenges, benefiting about 66.78 thousand establishments, with a total amount of 19.98 million riyals. In the field of quality applications, the authority said that it carried out 527 field visits to facilities and production lines, and issued 296 new licenses with the quality mark, and the number of valid licenses with the quality mark reached 888 licenses, while the number of products licensed with the quality mark reached 65.11 thousand products, with a growth rate in granting licenses exceeding 39 % For 2019. She pointed to the revocation of the quality mark license for 10 factories and suspended the license for 5 factories due to non-compliance with the requirements of the general technical regulation for the Saudi Quality Mark. The authority indicated that it received 140 preliminary verification requests for electricity meters (3.6 million smart electric meters), as it examined 64.62 thousand meters, and 13 self-verification bodies in the field of electricity meters were qualified and accepted, and 44.3 thousand licenses were issued in the field of energy efficiency and water consumption rationalization tools.

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