Gulf Standards Organization (GSO) regulates the G-Mark Scheme. G-Mark is a requirement for children’s toys and low voltage electrical equipment (LVE) and appliances imported into GCC member states.
The Gulf Mark (G-Mark) indicates that a product is regulated under the Gulf Technical Regulation for Children's Toys and Low Voltage Electrical (LVE) Equipment and Appliances. Specifically, the scheme ensures that products imported into GCC countries - namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Saudi Arabia - meet the essential health, safety and environmental requirements of the region.
Geo Chem is a GSO Notified Body to issue Certificates of Conformity for LVEs and Children's Toys regulated by the Gulf Technical Regulation for export to entire Gulf region.
GSO regulates LVEs based on two categories. The first category called "List 1" consists of products that do not require certification by a notified body. Instead, manufacturers must self-comply during the production process.
However, LVE List 2 products are subject to conformity assessment by notified bodies like Geo Chem. Products regulated under the Gulf Technical Regulation for Children's Toys and Low Voltage Electrical (LVE) Equipment and Appliances List 2 include:
GSO regulates LVEs based on two categories. The first category called "List-1" consists of products that do not require certification by a notified body. Instead, manufacturers must self-comply during the production process. However, LVE List-2 products are subject to conformity assessment by notified bodies like Geo Chem.
The Gulf Toys Technical Regulation applies to all toys used by children below the age of 14. The regulation applies regardless of whether the toy is intended for the exclusive use of children or not. In particular, the technical regulation includes toys covered by the European Standard EN 71 series and IEC 62115 series for electrical toys.
|Fee Structure - GSO Scheme*|
|Issuance of Gulf Type Examination Certificate
(including GCTS activation fee)
|(3 Years Validity)||1 Year Validity||2 Years Validity||3 Years Validity||4 Years Validity||5 Years Validity|
|1100 USD||800 USD||950 USD||1100 USD||1250 USD||1400 USD|
- Above charges are inclusive of GCTS activation fee that will be paid to GSO.
- For LVE, GCTS activation fee will be paid at once altogether to GSO and certificate will remain valid for 3 years.
- For Children Toys GCTS activation can be availed on yearly basis for a maximum validity of 5 years.
- Applicable government taxes shall be charges extra at actual.
- Testing (if required) shall be charged extra at actual.
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