GSO - Rules for the Use of the GSO Conformity Tracking Symbol (GCTS)

Update of Rules for the Use of the GSO Conformity Tracking Symbol (GCTS)

To be adopted and effective on 31 August 2018, GSO announced a new revision as Rev.1 of Rules for the Use of the GSO Conformity Tracking Symbol (GCTS) which replaced the Rev.0. 

GCTS for products are intended for competent authorities in GSO member states to check the validity of the relevant certificate at the first port of entry in the GCC common market; the validity of current GCTS for products is bound the certificate validity and maintenance; therefore, it cannot be used to track the products during all their transfers and life on the market.

The GCTS for Products is composed by 3 elements as shown in below figure:
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1. Gulf Conformity Marking (G-Mark logo)
2. ID number of the Notified Body that issued the Certificate
3. The QR Code tracking the certificate

The GC marking forming part of the GCTS for products shall be in accordance with the requirements of the relevant Gulf technical regulation for conformity marking for the GCC Countries "BD09100501", and shall have a minimum height of 5 mm (excluding the number of the Notified Body) as shown in the below figure:

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Provided that the minimum dimensions are respected the GCTS may be enlarged, but proportions shall be maintained. The elements of the GCTS for products shall be considered as a single entity for purposes of enlargement or reduction as shown below:

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The Section 4 - GSO Conformity Tracking Symbol (GCTS) for Products contains the useful information for manufacturers to follow. 

Case scenarios are summarized in below:
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