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Are You Aware of These New Middle East Regulations?

Posted by TUV Rheinland on May 21, 2018 10:45:51 AM
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Here are some of the latest updates on regulations, certifications, drafts and amendments for countries in the Middle East:



The Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) has updated its list of regulated products, implementing new quality standards and technical regulations for food, listed below:

IQS 5067

Canned Stone Fruit

NEW STANDARD - replaced IQS 2263, IQS 1344 and IQS 2194 - applied from 31/01/2018

IQS 5068

Canned Cooked Dry Beans

NEW STANDARD - replaced TR Food 124 - applied from 31/01/2018

IQS 5069

Canned Cooked Dry Cowpeas

NEW STANDARD - replaced TR Food 121 - applied from 31/01/2018


Coconut milk and coconut cream

NEW STANDARD - applied from 13/02/2018


Low caloric value jam

NEW STANDARD - applied from 13/02/2018



United Arab Emirates

The UAE RoHS Regulation 2017 for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) came into effect 1 January 2018, establishing restrictions on hazardous substances in EEE, including cables or spare parts for the repair, the reuse, and the update of functionality or upgrade of capacity of EEE.United Arab Emirates.

The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) published a document 28 November 2017 clarifying the scope and implementation schedule for the UAE RoHS regulation.


Saudi Arabia

As of January 18, 2018, List-2 Products of the GSO Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliance BD-142004-01 (LVE) Technical Regulation must display a GSO Conformity Tracking Symbol (GCTS, or G-Mark) on the product packaging and on the product itself as a mandatory requirement.

Registered Conformity Assessment Bodies (R-CABS) will not issue Certificates of Conformity (CoCs) for List-2 Products if Suppliers do not comply with GCTS requirements for the Gulf Type Examination Certificate (GTEC). Contact your regional TÜV Rheinland representative if you are unsure of the List-2 Product scope or in case of any discrepancies with the GCTS.


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