Market Approval for Saudi Arabia

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The market approval in Saudi Arabia is issued by the royal authority Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC). The CITC certification is the basis for the market approval of products with radio technologies in Saudi Arabia.

CITC certification

A separate national certification regime with its own specifications on the scope of testing does not exist. The scope of testing for CITC certification is based on the requirements for CE marking. In Saudi Arabia the CE label is therefore also used. Accordingly, the tests do not have to be carried out in local laboratories in Saudi Arabia. The relevant tests can be carried out in test laboratories such as CETECOM, which are also accredited for regulatory testing for CE marking.

A CITC certification is valid for two years in total. After expiry of the accreditation, a complete recertification is considered necessary, as no modular recertification is possible for Saudi Arabia.

Basic information on the market approval for Saudi Arabia

Country Saudi Arabia
Continent Asia
Approval Scheme CITC
Based on RED
Duration of approval 2 years
Approval label required? No, but CE mark
Local representative required? No
Local testing required? No
ISO2 Code SA
Time zone GMT +3
Official language Arabic
Area code +966
Currency Saudi Riyal

Responsible authorities in Saudi Arabia

Responsible for the market approval of devices with radio technologies in Saudi Arabia:

Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC)
P.O Box 75606 – Riyadh 11588
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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