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If you want to sell your product to the Arab States of the Persian Gulf – and gain access to a market with 80 million people – your product will need a Gulf Conformity Mark (G-mark). This article provides you with a quick overview of everything you need to know about this marking and the simple process for obtaining it.
What is the G-mark certification?
The G-mark is a mandatory requirement for low voltage electrical products imported into the Arab States of the Persian Gulf which falls under the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) scope. This includes a variety of common household products, for instance washing machines, air conditioners, etc. A G-mark certification is valid for three years, dependent, however, on the validity of the standard.
Scope and compliance
The countries currently part of the G-mark scheme include Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates. These countries represent a market with a total of 80 million people.
A G-mark confirms that the product conforms to the requirements on safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). All applicable products entering the Gulf region must be compliant with these regulations and have a G-mark.
How can Nemko support?
To obtain a G-Mark, your certificates must be issued by a registered GSO notified body. Nemko was one of the first companies to become a notified body for the Gulf Technical Regulation and combined with several years of experience helping companies gain market access to the Arab States of the Persian Gulf, we can offer the services and skills required to help your product get easy access to the Gulf region. We support with any testing, certification, and certificate of conformity the customer may require.
The simple process of obtaining a G-mark through Nemko
The process for obtaining a G-mark through Nemko is usually very smooth for both the customer and the product. Normally the process doesn’t take longer than about 10 days.
Once Nemko has received the complete package of the documents the GSO requires, they are evaluated and registered on GSO’s system. After that a certificate is issued and submitted on the GSO website. Once the certificate is approved by the GSO, the certificate and product QR code is sent to customer.
On-demand webinar: Get the latest remarks on the G-mark.
Watch our on-demand webinar to get a better understanding of the requirements and process for obtaining a Gulf Conformity Mark and sell your products in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf.