Enforcement of Stage 2 of the SASO Technical Regulation for Degradable Plastic Products

Important Regulatory Update For Saudi Arabia

Further to the stage 1 enforcement of SASO Technical regulation for degradable plastics on 14th April 2017 covering shopping bags, garbage bags, clothing bags and tablecloths, exporters and suppliers of plastic products to Saudi Arabia are hereby advised of the 2nd stage of implementation of this regulation, in compliance with SASO 2879-Degradable Plastic Products.

This will commence from 1st February 2019 for the additional products listed below.

Stage 2: List of Products and their associated Saudi Arabia Customs Tariff Codes

SL No. 1 - Products

  • Flower plastic wraps
  • Overwraps (Plastic covers for secondary packaging)
  • Heat-shrinkable plastic films

KSA Customs Tariff Code: 392010000000, 392020000000

SL No. 2 - Products

  • Elastic plastic films for goods packaging
  • Bubble plastic bags and plastic covers for protection against shocks

KSA Customs Tariff Code: 392119000000

SL No. 3 - Products

  • Clinging plastic films ‘rolls’ for packaging

KSA Customs Tariff Code: 391910000000, 391990000000

SL No. 4 - Products

  • Bags for packaging of bread, nuts, sweets and all bakery products
  • Carrier bags
  • Courier and security bags Mail order bags for periodicals (bags for magazines and newspapers)

KSA Customs Tariff Code: 392321100000, 392329100000

SL No. 5 - Products

  • Disposable tableware (such as plates, spoons and cups)

KSA Customs Tariff Code: 392410300000, 392410390001, 392410390003

Exporters of the above listed products should ensure that the products are in compliance with the SASO Technical Regulation for Degradable Plastic Products and are marked with the SASO Oxy-biodegradable logo prior to their export to Saudi Arabia with effect from the enforcement date. For more details on the process of applying for the SASO Registration system and the detailed timeline of implementation you can refer to the SASO Website here.