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Middle East: Mandatory ECAS Mark Implementation in the UAE

October 9, 2018

By: Elena Andreula – EMEA Regulatory Program Expert

The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) has introduced a mandatory implementation of the ECAS Mark.

As per ESMA Board of Directors Decision Number 78 of 2017, all ECAS certified products shall bear the ECAS Mark indicating conformity of the products to the UAE Product Certification Scheme.

Exceptions are:
• Perfumes
• Tobacco products
• Energy Drinks
• Products carrying other acceptable marks for the UAE market (for example G-Mark, EQM mark)

Deadline implementation for LVE product category:

  • September 1, 2018 for incoming products (separate label or part of nameplate/main product label)
  • January 1, 2019 for existing in the Market (separate label or part of nameplate/main product label
  • January 1, 2020 for all products, incoming and existing (part of nameplate/main product label, no ECAS logo printed as separate adhesive label permitted)

After obtaining Certificate of Conformity (CoC), the ECAS Mark of Conformity will be transferred electronically by notified bodies to companies after the signing of the usage policy for the ECAS Mark of Conformity.

Copies of label artwork should be stamped by notified bodies with the corresponding CoC number for traceability.

The mark shall be placed conspicuously at the front of the product or at the bottom left away from other marks.

For more information on the Regulated Products List, please visit the ESMA website

How UL can help
UL is an approved body to issue the UAE’s Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS) with ESMA.
We will assess your products for compliance with both ECAS or Emirates Quality Mark (EQM) Certification Scheme.

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