Gulf Type Examination Scheme

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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a regional intergovernmental union consisting of seven Arab countries - United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, Kuwait and Republic of Yemen.

As part of the economic integration policy, GCC has developed, implemented and maintained its own standards and technical regulation which is governed by Gulf Standardisation Organisation (GSO). In order to ensure the safety and quality of the goods entering the GSO member states, the GSO has had in place technical regulations supporting its GCC Conformity programs. This includes the creation of G Marking and Gulf Technical Regulation for low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances (BD-142004-01).

Electrical equipment and appliance fall under List (2) below entering the GSO member states after 1 July 2016 must have the G marking and meet the requirements specified in BD-142004-01.

  • Electrical Fans
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Clothes Dryers/Washing Machines
  • Food Grinders/Mixers/Juice Extractors
  • Toasters
  • Hair Dressing Apparatus/Hand Dryers
  • Domestic Heating Appliances
  • Microwave Ovens
  • Cookers/Cooking Plates/Boiling Rings/Grillers/Roasters
  • Instantaneous/Storage Water Heaters and immersion heaters
  • Electric Irons
  • Plugs/Socket outlets/Adaptors/Cord extension sets/Chargers
  • Air Conditioners

TÜV SÜD PSB Pte Ltd is the Notified Body authorised to certify electrical equipment and appliances for compliance with the Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances. Our testing facilities cover complete range of testing required to satisfy the essential requirements for Gulf Type Examination Scheme.

For more information regarding Gulf Type Examination Scheme and application for certification, please contact: [email protected]


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