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Cotecna is authorised by the Saudi Food & Drugs Authority (SFDA) to issue a Certificate of Conformity for exports of selected regulated food products to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
As a trusted partner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Cotecna is approved to support the SFDA Food programme and perform a conformity assessment of food and beverage products.
Our role is to assess and verify the compliance of food and beverage that will be exported to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in accordance with all regulations, rules and specifications approved by SFDA.
The conformity assessment programme aims to ensure the safety and security of food, feed, and pesticides, ease commercial traffic flow, and reinforce consumer and client confidence in the food control authority.
To assess the conformity of a shipment, the verification of conformity process will follow one of two levels of compliance, named “routes”. The choice of the route depends on the profile of the exporter. These are:
Route A - for exporters with infrequent shipments (Non registered products)
It involves pre-shipment inspection and pre-shipment testing of products. Physical inspection can be carried out to verify the labelling/markage, storage and other visual verification.
Route B - for regular exporters with homogenous products (Registered products)
This process involves product testing for compliance and the statement of Product Registration is valid for a year.
To find out more about the Regulated Product list, the latest Technical Regulations and other requirements, visit our dedicated Saudi Arabia website.
To learn more about our verification of conformity programmes, or to request a Certificate of Conformity (COC) for your shipment, please download our VOC contact list mentioned above.
Please note that to receive a quote you will need to have at least the following export documents ready:
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