By Elena Andreula, EMEA Regulatory Program Expert
Ministerial Decision No 107/2018 adopted GCC Standard GSO 2530/2016 as an obligatory Omani Regulation for energy labeling and minimum energy performance requirements for air conditioners.
The conformity assessment requirements and certification path are now under construction by the Directorate General of Standards & Metrology (DGSM).
With the implementation of Energy Efficiency and Labeling, Oman adds to the list of Gulf countries that have already implemented or are implementing similar regulations.
|Country||MEPS and EEL requirements for household ACs|
|Oman||Under implementation - GSO 2530/2016|
|Saudi Arabia||Mandatory and already implemented - SASO 2663/2018|
|UAE||Mandatory and already implemented - UAE.S 5010-1.2016|
|Bahrein||Mandatory and already implemented - Ministerial Decree No (31) of year 2017|
|Qatar||Mandatory and already implemented - QS 2663/2017|
|Kuwait||Under implementation - KWS 1893:2018|
|Yemen||Not yet regulated|