GCC Product Certification

Intertek HK as one of the first laboratories in Asia to attain full accreditation for Gulf markets, offers services from safety assessment and full scope testing, to technical file preparation, all the way to certification.

News from GSO

6 December 2016
Date of implementation of GSO Conformity Tracking Symbol (GCTS)

15 November 2016
Implementation of GSO Conformity Tracking Symbol (GCTS)

31 October 2016
Rules for the Use of the GSO conformity tracking Symbol (GCTS) 


The new GCC Technical Regulation (BD-131704-01)on children toys has entered into force on January 1, 2014. Under this regulation, toy manufacturers must ensure that all toys placed on markets of all GCC member countries shall be affixed with the G-mark which signifies conformity to the essential safety requirements, relevant Gulf Standards, safety assessments, and conformity assessments procedures. Every consignment of toys from unlinked importers shall be certified by a Notified Body and apply the G-mark before entering the Gulf markets.

The GCC Member Countries are:

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

    Intertek HK has been accredited as a Product Certification Body (Notified Body) for the GCC Product Certification. Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Limited is a subsidiary of Intertek Testing Services Holdings Limited and obtains financial support from the Holding Company. From testing to labeling, we help our business partners to get all the procedures fulfilled with our One-Stop Solution. 

    Obligations of Manufacturers/Unlinked Importers:

    • Carry out Conformity Assessment Procedure
    • Ensure/certify compliance of toy
     
    • Draw up technical file
    • Fulfill Conformity Assessment Programme
     
    • Affix G-mark to signify compliance of toy
    • Ensure all warnings labeled in Arabic
     

    Testing

    Documentation

    Labeling

    • Conduct safety assessment
    • Preparation of test plan
    • Sampling by consignment
    • Product testing and issuing GAC accredited report
    • GC type examination
    • Product certification
     
    • Consolidation and reviewing of technical file
    • Reviewing of Declaration of conformity
    • Issuing of Certificate of Conformity for customs clearance
     
    • Registration of G-mark
    • English to Arabic translation services

     

    Intertek One-Stop-Solution

    To learn more about our GCC Products Certification, a detailed certification scheme is available for download here. You can also check out our press release for more details.

    To find out the status of your product certification, please visit our Directory of GCC Certified Products.

    For more information or enquiries, please contact our representatives, services fees and price will be available per public request.

    Stephen Lim

    +852 2173 8624 / 2173 8888

    Email: stephen.lim@intertek.com

    Adrian Chiu

    +852 2173 8638 / 2173 8888

    Email: adrian.chiu@intertek.com

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