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UAE: Implementing rules for the regulation of audio, video, IT and office equipment -  Guidelines, Version 1.2, April 2020

JUNE 2020 – RELEVANT FOR: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS

In April 2020, the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) issued Version 1.2 of the document providing implementing rules for the regulation of audio/video and IT/office equipment categorised under the Low Voltage Equipment Regulation in the United Arab Emirates. Changes includes:

  • Inclusion of standard IEC 62368-1:2014 (2nd Edition).
  • Acceptance of CBTRs and CBTCs (within 3-year validity) issued against either 2nd or 3rd Edition of the IEC 62368-1.
  • Inclusion of 20-December-2021 – Transition from 2nd to 3rd edition of the IEC 62368-1 standard.
  • Inclusion of the product categories/classifications to be used when dealing with EQM Applications.

Important dates
1 November 2019 
All products defined within the document shall comply with applicable standard/s and have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.

20 December 2020 

  • All products defined within this document shall comply with the IEC 62368-1 standard (2nd or 3rd Edition) and have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.
  • All ECAS/EQM Certificates of Conformity (CoCs) issued under the IEC 60065 and/or IEC 60950-1 will be considered invalid/void.

20 December 2021

All Products defined within this document shall comply with the IEC 62368-1 standard (3rd Edition) and have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.

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