May Helmy — Executive Director of the Engineering Council of Egypt (EEC) — met Saud bin Rashid Al-Askar — Deputy Governor of the Saudi Arabia Standards Organization (SASO) — in order to facilitate and assist Egyptian companies in the engineering sector to obtain SASO certificates and to enable them to increase exports to the Saudi market during the coming period.
Saud bin Rashid Al-Askar stated that the SASO authority would not delay in providing advice to Egyptian engineering companies wishing to enter the Saudi market and export to the kingdom and support them to obtain SASO certificates issued by the authority in the kingdom.
In a statement, Helmy said that the meeting touched on discussing facilities that engineering companies and members of the export council can obtain during the coming period so that engineering products are acceptable to the SASO as a conformity certification body.
Helmy also noted that the EEC sought to cooperate with the Saudi Arabia Organisation for Standardisation to facilitate the entry of Egyptian engineering products into the Saudi market, expand its sales base in it in a professional manner, apply technical requirements, and achieve safety and quality of products in line with export requirements.
Furthermore, she highlighted the need for companies wishing to enter the Saudi market to communicate with the council in order to connect them to SASO. This is besides introducing Egyptian companies to the export certificates required for the product in accordance with Saudi technical regulations, and to assist them in registering and classifying products according to the customs code to facilitate their release from the ports.
Additionally, Helmy announced an upcoming visit by the Saudi Arabia Standards Organisation to Egypt to grant courses and training to Egyptian companies on how to obtain SASO certificates within the framework of cooperation between the council and the authority.