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Middle East - G-Mark 4th GNBCG-LV Meeting in Dubai and New GSO Tracking System

Middle East

December 17, 2018

By Gabriella Mazzola, Global Market Access Engineering Leader

From October 22-24, Notified Bodies operating under GSO Regulation BD-142004-01 for Low Voltage Electrical and Appliances met in Dubai for the fourth meeting of the Group for the Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances Technical Regulation (GNBCG -LV).

The GNBCG-LV meeting and relevant working groups have the important task of harmonizing interpretations of the regulation and of the relevant conformity assessment processes. During the meeting, GSO announced the upcoming implementation of a new tracking system that will improve the tracking of certificates and products on the market.

The new system will involve the following main changes:

  • Economic Operators will have the option to register and have direct access to the system
  • The QR code for the certificate and the QR code for the product will be differentiated
  • The ID of the Notified Body will no longer be marked on the products

Current GSO Conformity Markings including NB number

The new tracking system will replace the current one during the course of 2019 and will allow a greater flexibility to switch from one NB to the other with no impact for the markings on the product.

How UL can help

UL is actively and effectively participating in GSO Notified Bodies Cooperation Group for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment Regulation and can offer expert advice to determine the impact of regulatory changes on your product. UL is also providing technical expertise, a worldwide network of CB testing laboratories and qualified staff that can support in delivering technical assessment and reports to cover the latest editions of the applicable international standards. UL Notified Bodies can deliver G-Mark certificates in an effective, reliable way to eliminate any risk during surveillance at customs or on the market.

These updates are for information purposes only and are not intended to convey legal or other professional advice.