The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) through SASO has introduced new technical regulation for textile products. The regulation aims to provide minimum testing, inspection, and sampling requirements that a textile product must fulfill before it can be certified. This is to help ensure that textile products are safe to both our environment and the consumers who use them. The new regulation is a mandatory certification for textile products to be sold in Saudi Arabia.The Technical Regulation of Textile Products will take effect shortly after August 2019. All textile products placed on the market must comply with this new technical regulation, which will become mandatory in SABER at the beginning of December 2019.
- This new regulation applies to all textile products containing at least 80% by weight of textile fibers and other articles such as furniture and umbrellas with at least 80% by weight of textile components.
- Textile articles would have to be tested from a mechanical, physical, and chemical perspective.