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Contact Information
Imam Saud ibn Abdulaziz ibn Mohamed Road Mohammadia - Riyadh - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia P.O. Box 3437 - Riyadh 11471
Tel: (966) 1 4520000
Fax: (966) 1 4520086
General Description
The Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO), established in 1972 and being the sole standardization body in the Kingdom, is entrusted with all activities relating to standards and measurements which include:
1-Formulation and approval of national standards for all commodities and products as well as standards concerned with metrology, calibration, marking and identification of commodities and products, methods of sampling, inspection and testing, in addition to other assignments resolved by SASO Board of Directors.
2-Publishing Saudi standards.
3-Promoting standardization awareness by publicity and other means and coordinating all activities relating to standards and measurements in the Kingdom.
4-Setting the rules for granting certificates of conformity and quality mark and regulating their issuance and use.
5-Participating in the Arab, Regional and International Organizations.
Constitutional Framework
The Saudi Arabian Standards Organization (SASO) was established by Royal Decree No. M/10 Dated 1392-03-03 as a body of judicial personality and of an independent budget.
(last updated: 05-January-2003)

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