Product Certification for the Middle East

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CCIS-Expertise services for the GCC certification are designed to ensure that your products, including electrical equipment and toys, meet the applicable requirements for export to the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The Council includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. These countries have imposed strict quality requirements for imported products to protect their consumers.

CCIS-Expertise provides product certification services in accordance with regulations, guidelines, and the latest updates of the following authorities in the Middle East:

  • Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) in the United Arab Emirates

  • Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) in Saudi Arabia

  • Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

  • General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOEIC) in Egypt

Our certification services for goods exported to Middle Eastern countries include:

  • A turnkey solution for obtaining a local national certification

  • Accompanying tests and audits related to the certification process

  • Translation of technical file, drawings, schemes, labels, etc. into the language required by the certification authority/notified body

Contact us today if you want to obtain a certificate of conformity that would allow you:

  • To export to the United Arab Emirates. CCIS-Expertise assists in obtaining the Certificate of Conformity under the UAE Conformity Assessment System (ECAS). The ECAS certificate is a proof that the product quality has been verified and approved by the UAE Federal Government through MoIAT.

  • To export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. CCIS-Expertise accompanies conformity assessment of products under the Saudi Product Safety program (SALEEM) for goods to be imported and placed on the market of Saudi Arabia. All goods verified by SASO state that the requirements for products’ quality are in conformity with the local Saudi regulations/standards.

  • To attest the conformity of the products in line with the requirements of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GSO). Gulf Conformity Marking, also known as G-mark, is a conformity mark that is applied to products that conform to the essential health, safety and environmental requirements outlined in the technical regulations of the GSO. Currently there are two technical regulations defined under the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO):

    1. Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances (BD142004-01);

    2. GCC Technical Regulation on Children Toys (BD-131704-01).

The G-mark was introduced in 2009 during the 10th meeting of the GSO Board of Directors in Muscat where the Technical Regulation for Gulf Conformity Marking was approved.

  • To export to Egypt. CCIS-Expertise provides assistance with regards to:

    • registering the company owning the trademark(s) with the GOIEC (General Organization of Export and Import Control) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Egypt.

    • choosing the inspection company accredited by GOIEC which will issue the shipment certificate.

    • Advising on the product marking, including the translation into the Arabic language.

  • To export to Turkey. CCIS-Expertise provides a complete assistance in applying for product registration in Turkey, including the CE marking or conformity assessment according to the local Turkish legislation.