Update on Energy Efficiency Requirements of Exports of Electricals to Saudi Arabia.

Energy Efficiency Requirements for Electric Motors and Exemption Procedure

Following the previous circular issued by SASO which requires compliance of electrical motors to the energy efficiency requirements per SASO IEC 60034-30. Exporters/Manufacturers should ensure that testing of electrical motors under the scope of the Energy Efficiency Standards is performed by SASO approved laboratories.

SASO also announced the exemption of Electric motors imported as integral components for manufacturing a final product locally in Saudi (e.g. air conditioners, pumps, etc.).

For full details on this process and how to obtain an exemption visit
Air Conditioners, Washing Machines, Freezers & Refrigerators

All Exporters of Air-conditioners, Washing machines, Freezers and Refrigerators should meet the minimum star rating in addition to compliance with the respective SASO standards for Energy Efficiency Labelling. Details of the minimum star rating can be found at

Lighting Products and Lamps 

SASO has recently approved a technical regulation regarding the energy efficiency requirements for imported and locally manufactured lighting products in Saudi. Compliance to the technical regulation will start on the second quarter of 2016. The scope covers lamps working with flashing lighting and halogen techniques, Compact Fluorescent lamps (CFLi) and light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.

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