BSI has been appointed as a Notified Body by the Gulf Standards Organization (GSO) and Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC). This appointment means that BSI is able to test and certify low voltage electrical equipment for the Gulf mark scheme which is mandated in the countries that form the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) namely Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Since July 1, 2016 it has been mandatory for all low voltage electrical products (defined within List 2 of the scheme) entering these markets through import to carry the G-mark.
The list 2 products are as follows:
- Electric fans
- Refrigerators/ Freezers
- Clothes washers/ Dryers
- Food grinders/ Mixers/ Juice extractors
- Hair-dressing apparatus/ Hand dryers
- Electric heating apparatus
- Microwave ovens
- Cookers/ Grills/ Ovens
- Water heaters
- Electric irons
- Air conditioners
- Plugs and Sockets
In order to achieve the Gulf mark, BSI will carry out a comprehensive assessment of the manufacturer’s LVE product, as well as the quality system used by the organization. This approach is similar to BSI’s Kitemark™ certification scheme requirements, meaning existing BSI Kitemark holders will be able to comply.
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