TUV Rheinland Middle East has expanded its presence in the Middle East with the appointment as Notified Body for Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) on 3rd January 2018 to implement its Product Conformity Assessment Program.
“The UAE is a key player in the GCC market with an import value of over USD 189 billion and that brings in our role as independent global testing, inspection and certification body. We help to assure quality and safety of the products traded in UAE in accordance to the national regulations and safety standards of the UAE.” says Mr. Andreas Hoefer, Executive Vice President of TÜV Rheinland - India, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
A conformity program implemented by ESMA is Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS) which is a Product Certification Scheme being as mandatory program for regulated products. ECAS certificates are valid for one year and subject to annual renewal.
Authorized scope of TÜV Rheinland:
1. EESL (Energy Efficiency Labeling)
2. LVE (Low voltage equipment)
4. Tobacco and labeling
5. Petroleum products (Diesel, lubricating oils)
Another scheme implemented by ESMA is EQM (Emirates Quality Mark) which is a mark of conformity granted to the products that comply with the relevant UAE national, regional and/or international standards and that are manufactured by an organization implementing an effective Quality Management System to ensure continuous compliance. EQM certificate is a voluntary conformity mark and is valid for 3 years.
About Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA)
ESMA is a federal UAE authority. It was established by UAE Federal Law (28), 2001 as the sole standardization body in the UAE.
The main responsibilities of ESMA are formulating and issuing national UAE standards as well as adopting international standards. ESMA protects the consumers, the environment and the national market and strengthens the national economy.
The Board of Directors chaired by H.E. Eng. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, in the UAE is comprising representatives of the main parties involved in the standardization of the UAE. The Board is the dominant affairs and lay down its policy and adopting all the suitable procedures to ensure efficient performance to its assignments.