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Sultanate of Oman - Energy Efficiency and Labeling Requirements for Air Conditioners


December 17, 2018

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