Saber update: Product Certificate renewal & SADAD payments
It has been a while since we last updated you about Saber developments, but that does not mean that developments have come to a standstill! This is a very important period for importers in Saudi Arabia because Product Certificates must be renewed. At Pincvision, we have not been idle either. We have expanded our Saber service with the SADAD Payment Service. Read about the latest developments below.
Product Certificate renewal
Goods that are imported into Saudi Arabia are divided into regulated and non-regulated products. For all regulated products, a Product Certificate (also known as Conformity Certificate or Product Certificate of Conformity -PCoC-) needs to be submitted by the importer.
This applies to the entire product group and is valid for one year. As many companies arranged this in the last quarter of 2019, the time is now to renew your Product Certificates. Take into consideration the products that you have not sold in the past year, you immediately save unnecessary costs by not renewing these Product Certificates.
Looking for a partner to support you in this?
Pincvision can support you by registering your products for you. Services that are included are:
- Enter product details in Saber, based on KSA Customs Tariff Code
- Conformity assessment and uploading substantiating documents/verification results
- Issue the Product Certificate
Pincvision also arranges the SADAD payments for you
Since the launch of Saber we have heard many customers complain about the complexity of the payment of the SASO fees. The Saber system requires the payments to SASO to be made via the SADAD portal.
SADAD, a payment service provider, links the commercial sector and local banks, offering the ability to collect customer payments electronically through all the banking channels.
Our goal is to relieve our customers of the Saber process as much as possible. Based on these customer findings, we have therefore decided to add the SADAD payments to our services portfolio. This means that after we submit the (renewed) product certificate, we also take care of the payment of the SASO fees for you. This way you only have 1 partner and 1 invoice for all your Saber obligations.
Other news: Integration of Saber & FASAH
As of July 1, 2020, Saber is connected to the system of Saudi Customs known as FASAH. The national system FASAH facilitates processes from submitting required documents online to shipment tracking.
The integration of Saber and FASAH ensures the automatic verification of Shipment Certificates and speeds up the Customs clearance procedure, as your Shipment Certificates will be automatically available in FASAH. For each import shipment, Saudi Customs consults FASAH to see if all required documents are in place. If not, your shipment will be required to be re-exported.
Read more about Saber in our previous articles:
- 'Saudi Arabia SASO update: Introducing Saber & SALEEM' *19 Jan 2018
- 'Saudi Arabia SASO update part II: Launch of SABER' *4 Jan 2019
- 'SASO disappears for most product groups per 2020' *17 Dec 2019
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