Saudi Arabia

v. 13 – 2020/01

Market Executive Summary Phased implementation, starting with 2D coding through consolidation on GS1 standards to serialisation and finally expected traceability based on Gvt DB.

Focus remains on establishment of the GS1 – compliant coding at all packaging levels.

The traceability system guidance has now been updated.

Key Dates
  • 30 June 2020: postponed aggregation deadline (second postponement, revising earlier change of deadline to 31st March 2020
  • January 2020: reporting implementation to be phase in from January 2020
  • Dec 2019: Scope limited to human pharmaceuticals only. Vet products will not be required during initial phase.
  • Nov 2019: Level of barcoding required on level of aggregation to include carton/case/outer pack and pallet.
  • Sept 2019: Tamper-Evident Packaging required