Nemko is a Notified Body for the Gulf region and can issue G-mark certificates. This certification is required for manufacturers who want to sell their product in Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
During winter 2016, European authorities from 17 EU member countries conducted market surveillance to assess whether LED floodlights / work lights met EU requirements.
The Norwegian Authority DSB (Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection) conducted this market surveillance in Norway and chose Nemko to carry out the required tests on a number of selected LED luminaire products.
According to well informed contacts within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the current political issues between Qatar and neighboring countries in the Gulf region (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain) plus Egypt, will not affect the current GSO certification/G-marking scheme for electrical equipment and toys.
Based on the Environmental Protection and Management Act Order 2016 (issued by the Ministry for the Environment & Water Resources - MEWR), restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in certain categories of electrical and electronic equipment is implemented in Singapore from 1 June this year.