Gulf Type Examination Scheme - Gulf Mark

Gulf Type Examination Scheme Testing - Gulf Mark (G Mark)

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Notified Body

About the Gulf Mark

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 Standardization Organization (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 Gulf Marking and Gulf Technical Regulation for low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances (BD-142004-01).

Electrical equipment and appliances that fall under the list below must have the G Marking and meet the requirements specified in BD-142004-01 after July 1, 2016.

  • 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



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TÜV SÜD is the Notified Body authorized 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.

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