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

Updates to an obligatory Omani Regulation for energy labeling and minimum energy performance requirements for air conditioners.

Air Conditioner
June 19, 2019

Written 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.

Starting July 25, 2019, manufacturers intending to ship products into the Sultanate of Oman must have them tested according to the standard GSO 2530/2016, register these products in the Omani Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) System and obtain the permit to use the Omani energy efficiency labeling.

The conformity assessment requirements and certification path are now under construction by the Directorate General of Standards and 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 Air Conditioners

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

Bahrain

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

How UL can help

UL is expertly qualified to assist companies in demonstrating their products meet the requirements of energy efficiency standards and providing testing for appliances in accredited laboratories.

We continue to monitor the energy efficiency and labeling standards and regulations as test methods move toward finalization. In addition to providing testing and certification in accredited laboratories, we keep our customers aware of changes by becoming one trusted source of compliance information and support.

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