Product Entry into Gulf Markets

G-Mark Certification for Toys and Low Voltage Electrical Products - Your One-Stop Solution Partner for Gulf Markets


In recent decades markets in the Gulf have experienced significant economic growth. Retail sales in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region are forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.3% to reach US$285 billion in 2018*. In order to meet growing consumer demand in the region, an increasing number of brands, retailers and manufacturers are exporting a wide range of products into the region. 

In order to ensure product compliance with pre-defined requirements on health, safety and environmental standards, a G-Mark system has been established by the Standardization Organization of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GSO) for all products entering Gulf markets. This initiative is part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) plan to achieve more coordination and integration between member states and to unify their regulations to facilitate business growth. 

Affixing the G-Mark to products is compulsory for those categories set out in the GCC Technical Regulations. Priority has been given to regulations on toys and low-voltage electrical products’ such as household appliances.

 

  In which Gulf countries are the G-Mark applicable?    

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

Intertek’s One-stop Solution for Gulf Markets

As the leading global quality solutions provider in toys and consumer electronics, Intertek Hong Kong is a GCC Notified Body authorized to issue G-Mark certifications for both toys and low-voltage electrical products exported to the Gulf region. From testing and certification, Conformity Assessment Procedure, and technical file preparation to labelling, we offer a one-stop service for products falling under the G-Mark regulations, greatly facilitating your product entry into Gulf markets. Intertek is your leading partner of choice for a Gulf Market solution.


Click HERE for more details of the roles and obligations of different G-Mark applicants.

 

 *Source: Alpen Capital Report on GCC Retail Market  

 

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