The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization issued 1,007 Quality Mark licenses until the third quarter of 2021, with an increase of 24.27%, as there are currently more than 111,340 products with the mark in 32 countries around the world.
The authority also granted, according to its statements to Al Arabiya.net, the license to use the quality mark for approximately 879 establishments, and the authority is currently studying a number of applications to obtain the Saudi quality mark.
Saudi Quality Mark
The authority said: “The Saudi Quality Mark is the highest degree of conformity that guarantees the quality and conformity of the products and goods obtained in the market, in addition to achieving quality control standards during their manufacture. Consumer protection, and provides greater competitiveness for products that obtained the mark, and the authority provides the service of licensing the use of the quality mark for the products of the facility with an effective administrative system that guarantees the production of a commodity conforming to the Saudi standard.”
How to check the quality mark
The Saudi Standards Authority added: “We have developed an application called (Verify) in cooperation with the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center, which allows the consumer to verify the validity of product data that has the Saudi Quality Mark, in addition to verifying energy efficiency labels.”
He stressed that the authority is applying the quality mark mandatory on products with a high risk, which poses a risk to consumer safety, as it is not mandatory on all products, except for some products on which the Saudi quality mark is imposed.
It also clarified that the authority’s obligation to mark the quality of a number of products that pose a danger to the consumer, including gas-powered devices and their accessories, electrical connections and sockets, building iron products, cement, concrete, ceramic tiles and aluminum plates.