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Middle East, G-Mark – Restriction of Scope for Washing Machines and Dryers Above 10 kg

April 3, 2018

By: Gabriella Mazzola / UL Global Market Access Engineering Leader, Convenor of Working Group 3 of GSO Notified Bodies Cooperation Group for Low Voltage Regulation

As G-Mark program implementation continues to improve towards the removal of all inconsistencies, GSO officially announced that the scope of category 3 for “household clothes dryers and clothes washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry” will be restricted from 12 kg capacity to 10 kg.

The decision is due to the alignment of the scope of the category with the relevant HS codes in order to achieve full consistency for market access surveillance by custom officers in GCC countries.

Category 3 scope is detailed as follows:

Discussions are still ongoing inside GSO-NB’s cooperation group to address all issues connected to this change.

More to come, stay tuned!

How UL can help

UL is active and effectively participating in GSO Notified Bodies Cooperation Group for LVE Regulation and can offer expert advice to determine if your product is in scope.

UL is also providing technical expertise, a worldwide network of CB testing laboratories and qualified staff that can deliver G-Mark certificates in an effective, reliable way.

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