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Middle East, G-Mark: Meeting of Gulf Cooperation Groups for Notified Bodies and Economic Operators

Follow-up on UL’s participation in the G-Mark program and updates around GSO regulations and the Gulf Conformity Marking Scheme.

Global Meeting

June 19, 2019

Written By: Gabriella Mazzola, Global Market Access enginnering leader, convenor of Working Group 3 of GSO Notified Bodies Cooperation Group for Low Voltage Regulation

As an exciting follow-up on UL’s participation in the G-Mark program, UL participated as a major contributor in the third meeting of the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Notified Bodies Cooperation Group for the Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances Technical Regulation (GNBCG -LV) and relevant Working Group meetings held in Muscat, Oman, from April 1-3.

On April 2,the Omani capital also hosted the first economic operators workshop held by GSO. The goal was to share with manufacturers and importers the obstacles and inputs around the effective concepting and implementation of GSO regulations and the Gulf Conformity Marking Scheme.

This is a great step forward in the success of Gulf Conformity Marking Scheme, and GSO marked itself as a modern, open and sustainable organization.

The discussion with economic operators was mainly focused on the challenges with the regulations already implemented. Additionally, discussions also included the inclusion of manufacturers and their associations in regulatory works for the publication of the new Technical Regulations announced by GSO, which include among others: RoHS technical regulation, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and machinery.

UL is also actively participating in the regulatory works as well. More to come, stay tuned.

How UL can help

UL is actively and effectively participating in GSO Notified Bodies cooperation group for Low Voltage Equipment (LVE) Regulation. We can help support your goals through expert advice to determine if your product is within scope or not.

We can also help provide technical expertise: a worldwide net of CB testing laboratories and qualified staff can help deliver G-Mark certificates in an effective and reliable way.

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