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Kuwait

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KuwaitMost products entering the Kuwaiti market must meet the relevant requirements of the authorities depending on the product scope. Product safety requirements and regulations are put in place to reduce risks, improve quality of life and ensure fit for use.

Regulations and compliance requirements can however pose challenges to companies who are looking to explore new markets. You can ensure that your products successfully meet the Kuwaiti standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD.

TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Kuwait. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access key markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

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  • Plug Types

    Type C

    Plug C

    Type G

    Plug G

  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    • Public Authority for Industry (PAI)

    Regulations

    • The Kuwait Conformity Assurance Scheme (KUCAS) contains a set of procedures carried out by PAI to verify the conformity of all “Regulated Products” (domestic or imported) to Kuwait’s Technical Regulations and approved Standards.
    • Manufacturers with consignments of regulated products to be shipped to Kuwait are required to complete the conformity procedures prior to shipment through one of the Certification and Inspection Bodies (CIB) approved by PAI.
    • A Technical Evaluation Report (TER) and a Technical Inspection Report (TIR) issued by an approved CIB are required.
    • Compliance with KSS and IEC standards.

    Guidelines 

    • Manufacturers need to be licensed.
    • The TER is issued by an approved CIB on the basis of successful type testing or test report evaluation.
    • Inspection and testing (based on risk assessment and type of product) would be conducted prior to shipment by the relevant CIB for TIR.

    Applicable product categories

    • Product categories that require mandatory energy efficiency labelling include:
      • Group 1 - Electrical toys   
      • Group 2 - Household & commercial electrical and gas appliances
      • Group 3 - Automotive    
      • Group 4 - Chemical          
      • Group 5 - Others
      • Group 6 - Building materials

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Kuwaiti requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

  • Energy Efficiency

    Regulatory agency

    • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

    Regulations

    • Standard 90.2 for residential energy conservation has been adapted to use.

    Guidelines  

    • The standard has been adapted to include some portions of ASHRAE standards 90.1 and ASHRAE standard 62.2.

    Applicable product categories

    • Product categories that require mandatory energy efficiency labelling include air-conditioners. To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Kuwaiti requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.
       
  • Medical Devices

    Regulatory agencY

    • Ministry of Health

    Regulations

    • A special license from the Ministry of Health is required.

    Guidelines

    • All products must comply with the Kuwaiti standards (KSS). If there are no specific standards to be applied, the Gulf countries’ standards must be established.

    Applicable product categories

    • To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Kuwaiti requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
  • Telecom & Wireless

    Regulatory agency

    • Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA)

    Regulations

    • The CITRA in Kuwait issues type approval for terminal equipment.

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required.
    • Approval is based on review of foreign standard test reports.

    Applicable product categories

    • To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    • TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Kuwaiti requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

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