Scope Expansion of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS) for Low Voltage Devices

Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA) has added Audio/Video and IT/Office Equipment categorized under the Low Voltage Equipment Regulation in the United Arab Emirates. 

All products that have been added shall comply with applicable standard/s and have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/ Emirates Quality Mark (EQM). This includes all products supplied through both B2B and B2C commercial transactions.

Important Dates

01-November-2019

  • All products defined within this document shall comply with applicable standard/s and have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.

20-December-2020

  • All products defined within this document shall comply with the IEC 62368-1 standard and have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.
  • All ECAS/EQM Certificates of Conformity (CoCs) issued under the IEC 60065 and/or IEC 60950-1 will be considered invalid/void.

Products affected

B2B and B2C consumer products of audio/video and office/IT equipment:

Non-professional stand-alone audio products

  • Radio
  • Record players
  • Disc players
  • Mp3 players
  • Speaker systems
  • Amplifiers
  • Sound bars (Bluetooth or otherwise)
  • Other audio products

Non-professional stand-alone video playing and recording systems

  • VCD, DVD, Blu-ray Players
  • Digital still and video cameras
  • Game consoles
  • Projectors

Videoke/Karaoke Multimedia systems

  • TV Decoders and Set-top boxes
  • Consumer series Desktops and Laptops Computers, All-in-one PCs
  • Tablets and palm pilots
  • Desktop/computer monitors
  • Printers/scanners (i.e. inkjet, laser, etc.) – includes office printers, multi-function printers (MFP), label printers, portable or stand-alone
  • Non-professional routers, repeaters
  • Microphones
  • Touch drawing pads
  • Landline phones (corded/cordless)
  • External hard drives supplied with an external power supply (i.e. NAS – Network attached storage, etc.)

Exemptions

  • Industrial / Commercial / Professional Audio/Video Systems
  • Industrial / Commercial / Professional IT equipment
  • Large format printers
  • Interactive displays or Smart boards
  • Mobile phones, network and/or IP phones
  • Two-way radios
  • Keyboards, mouse, trackball/track pad (wired / cordless)
  • Stand-alone (plug-in) external hard drives, USB thumb drive, SD cards, etc.
  • Spare parts and/or accessories (i.e. lenses & flashes for cameras, ink/ink cartridges for printers, etc.)

Required Documentation

  • Application Form 
  • Signed Certification Agreement 
  • LVE DoC signed and printed on applicant’s letterhead 
  • ECAS Mark Usage Policy 
  • IEC CB TR & TC 
  • Copy of the Rating Label 
  • User Manual (English and Arabic) 
  • UAE Trade License

Lead time: 1 week from the time all required documents have been received

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