Implementing ISO 8000


Do you export to Saudi Arabia?

Then read on to understand why ISO 8000 is vital to your business
Saudi Arabia Industrial Clusters
Kingdom of Saudia Arabi Vision 2030

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

National Industrial Strategy

As part of Vision 2030, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has developed a National Industrial Strategy (NIS). One element of this strategy is to create a National Industrial Information Centre (NIIC). .

Starting in June 2017, exporters of industrial items will start to receive notification, requesting that they register standardized part numbers according to ISO 8000-115 and standardized commercial specifications according to ISO 8000-120 in an open global registry of product specifications.

The standardised specifications will be used to improve the efficiency of several government departments including, import duty exemption and localization compliance; the key points to note from this project are:

  • The records in the registry shall conform to ISO 8000 parts 115 (part number) and 120 (specifications);
  • All common military and industrial items imported into KSA shall be required to be registered in the eTSR, regardless of whether they are applying for exemption from duty or not;
  • All government controlled corporations in KSA (ARAMCO, SABIC, SEC, SWCC, Maaden) are expected to use the eTSR to improve the quality of their master data and to identify local manufacturers as part of the government localization requirements.

The project is being run by the new Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Natural Resources, via the Industrial Clusters, and is being sponsored by Saudi Aramco and Sabic..

KOIOS provides the largest ISO 8000 compliant manufacturing concept (terms and definitions) database in the industry, and ground breaking software that will enable you to quickly achieve the product data specification that KSA require.

Using KOIOS will save you potential delays and additional duties.

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Future import process to Saudi Arabia

The diagram below illustrates the benefits of manufacturers adopting ISO 8000.