GCC Product Certification for Low-voltage Electrical Products

One-stop solution facilitating your product entry into the Gulf markets

The Gulf region has experienced significant economic growth in the past decades and more businesses are exporting products into the region. The G Marking signifies the conformity of products to the pre-defined requirements of health, safety and environmental standards.

As accredited by the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) Accreditation Centre (GAC*) as a Notified Body to issue Gulf Region Mark (G-Marking) certifications for all low voltage electrical equipment and appliances, Intertek can provide support and guidance on the Gulf Technical Regulations and overall G-marking preparation for the products entering the member countries in the Gulf Region:

  • The State of United Arab Emirates 
  • The Kingdom of Bahrain 
  • The Sultanate of Oman 
  • The State of Qatar 
  • The State of Kuwait 
  • The Republic of Yemen 

The G Marking for low voltage electrical products is regulated in the Gulf Technical Regulation (BD-142004-01), which mainly focuses on household appliances with a voltage rating of 50-1000V AC or 75-1500V DC concerning of general safety and EMC safety of the products. The enforcement of this new regulation is set to begin with a pilot scheme from 1 June 2015, with full enforcement from 1 July 2016. All low-voltage electrical products being brought onto and available in the GCC marketplace after 1 July 2016 must have the G Marking.

Key Regulated Products:

List 1 regulated products: 

  • Self-declaration conformity assessment products 

List 2 regulated products: 

  •  Requiring Notified Body (NB) involvement to obtain a Gulf Type Examination Certificate 

There are 13 product categories, primarily in the area of IEC 60335 (Home Appliances), examples:  

  • Electric fan 
  • Refrigerator/freezer 
  • Clothes washer/dryer 
  • Food grinder/mixer/juice extractor 
  • Toaster 
  • Hair-dressing apparatus/hand dryer 
  • Electric heating apparatus 
  • Microwave oven 
  • Cooker/griller/oven 
  • Water heater 
  • Electric iron 
  • Air conditioner 
  • Plug/socket/adaptor/cord extension set/charger 

Requirements:

  • IECEE CB/GAC/ILAC report/Intertek test report with the correct national deviations 
  • Manufacturer Declaration of Conformity 
  • Importer Declaration of Conformity 

    Intertek Capabilities:

    • Provide support and guidance on the Gulf Technical Regulations and overall G marking requirements and procedures 
    • Bundled Testing & Certification of IECEE CB + Intertek Mark + Gulf Type Examination Certificate  
    • GAC Accredited Notified Body for Toys 
    • Notified Body accreditation for low-voltage electrical equipment and appliances 
    • Notified Body location in each region (Europe, US, APAC) 
    • As one of the biggest issuers in the IECEE CB scheme with global network of testing laboratories 

       

    Important Update:


    *GAC, Gulf Cooperation Council Accreditation Center; GSO, Standardization Organizationfor the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf  

     

    For Enquiries:

    Intertek Hong Kong
    Crystal Nip
    Marketing Manager
    Tel: 852-2173 8820 / 2173 8888
    Email:
    crystal.nip@intertek.com / news.etls-hk@intertek.com

     

     

     

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