What is G-mark Certification?
G-mark or gulf conformity mark is used to represent items that comply with every specialized guideline of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). This implies that items that are G-stamped fulfill all necessities of the comparing specialized guidelines and have cleared all similarity evaluation strategies.
G-mark certification is done for products sold or imported in Gulf Member States. It is a compulsory requirement for children’s toys and low voltage electrical products to be exported to the GCC nations under the Gulf Standardization Organization.
Categories of G-mark
G Mark for Low Voltage Electrical Appliances
ITC India provides you with risk analysis and assists you with evaluating technical requirements and preparation of documentation for products like household utilities, chargers, socket outlets, plugs and other similar products.
The low voltage electrical appliances can be divided into 2 categories:
- List 1 Regulated Products
- List 2 Regulated Products
List 1 Regulated Products
Manufacturers producing products mentioned under List 1 must have a GMP system in place. Generally, it’s a factory quality control system that guarantees the products are being manufactured and assembled in a measured manner which embraces production line testing to ensure the product integrity and quality within the design intent. Only after considering the above points a manufacturer can affix the correct G-mark to the product and come up with a written Declaration of Conformity.
List 2 Regulated Products
Manufacturers of products mentioned under List 2 have to choose a single Notified Body (NB) to ensure that the products meet the requirements of the concerned Gulf Technical Regulations and for the issuance of an estimation report along with a Gulf Type Examination certificate. The manufacturers need to ensure that while manufacturing, good manufacturing practices have been applied in order to ensure that the product is being manufactured in compliance to the technical specifications. These manufactures have to prepare a detailed technical file for each model of product, along with a risk analysis report and test reports among the other additional documentation that be required.
- Water Heater
- Microwave oven
- Air conditioner
- Hand dryer/Hair dressing apparatus
- Electric iron
- Electric fans
- Dryer/Clothes washer
- Electric heating apparatus
- Mixer/Food grinder/Juice extractor
Gulf Toys Technical Regulation (GTTR)
Children’s toys must fulfill all safety requirements listed under the technical regulation related to mechanical, physical, flammability, hygiene, chemical, radioactive and electrical properties. Gulf Toys Technical Regulation has been obligatory in GCC Member States (i.e. The States of the UAE, The Kingdom of Bahrain, The State of Kuwait, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The State of Qatar and Yemen, The Sultanate of Oman).
Every toy is protected by the scope of EN 71& EC directive 88/378/EC (and IEC 62115 for electrical toys) falls under the scope of GTTR.
The documents required to apply for a G-Mark are:
- Company document like Partnership/Proprietary deed, AOA, MOA, COI
- Manufacturer Declaration of Conformity
- Test Report with the correct national deviations
- Importer Declaration of Conformity