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United-Arab-EmiratesMost products entering the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 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 exploring new markets. You can ensure that your products successfully meet the UAE standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. 

TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in the UAE. 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 D

    Plug D

    Type G

    Plug G

  • Electrical Safety

    Regulatory agency

    • Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA)

    Regulations

    • Under the Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS), registration of regulated products is required.
    • ESMA will issue an ECAS Registration Certificate for the product when conformity to the relevant standards is demonstrated.
    • Manufacturers may also request for the Emirates Quality Mark
    • Printed labels with ECAS mark will be required at the beginning of January 2019 for all certified products.

    Guidelines

    • Registration on ESMA website
    • Apply for a certificate of conformity
    • Upload the Required Document
    • Documents review
    • If the product fulfils all the requirements, system will notify the clients
    • Obtain a certificate of conformity
    • Apply for EESL (applicable to the products included in EESL schemes)

    Applicable product categories

    • Cables and telecommunication cables
    • Drones
    • Lighting fixtures and luminaries
    • Low voltage equipment

    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 UAE requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD is designated as a Notified Body (0017) by ESMA to issue ESMA certificate.

  • Energy efficiency

    Regulatory agency

    Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA)

    Regulations

    Energy efficiency:

    • The UAE Energy Efficiency Standards & Labeling Program (EESL) is supervised and managed by the ESMA (Emirates Authority for Standardisation & Metrology), which is the authorised government agency responsible for the development of standards.

    UAE RoHS:

    • The UAE regulation to control hazardous substance in electrical and electronic devices was published in the UAW official gazette on 27 April 2017. Its intention is to control or limit presence of the following hazardous substances on electrical and electronic devices:
      1. Lead (Pb)
      2. Mercury (Hg)
      3. Cadmium (Cd)
      4. Hexavalent chromium (VI)
      5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
      6. Polybrominated biphenyl ethers (PBDE)
      7. Bis (2-ethyhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
      8. Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
      9. Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
      10. Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)

    Guidelines

    • Local representative required
    CERTIFICATION PROCEDURE
    • Submit application and testing report. The performance test report should be from an ISO 17025 certified laboratory.
    • Evaluation of Annual Energy Consumption (EER).

    Applicable product categories

    Energy efficiency:

    • Commercial and central air conditioners
    • Dishwashers
    • Electric pumps
    • Electrical storage water heaters
    • Lighting
    • Non-ducted room air conditioners
    • Refrigerating appliances
    • Television sets
    • Washing machines and dryers

    UAE RoHS:

    • The UAE RoHS regulation covers all electrical and electronic equipment with a voltage rating not exceeding 1000 volts for alternating current and 1500 volts for direct current.
    • Starting from January 2020, RoHS certificate will be mandatory of medical devices under the UAE RoHS Regulation No, 10 of 2017.

    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 UAE requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

  • Telecom & Wireless

    Regulatory agency

    • Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

    Regulations

    • TRA requires the approval of radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment to comply with relevant technical specifications.
    • Labelling is required for telecommunication equipment.

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required.
    • Equipment is required to be registered with the TRA before it can be supplied in the UAE.
    • The approval certificate is valid for 3 years and is renewable.

    Applicable product categories

    • In general, all telecommunications terminal equipment connected to a public network and all radio equipment shall be registered with the TRA before it can be supplied in the UAE. 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 UAE requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

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