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G Mark Affixing

What is the G Mark?

 

The Gulf Conformity Mark (G Mark) is a conformity mark for product categories subjected to the Gulf Coordinating Council (GCC) technical regulations. The priority for applying G Mark is for children toys and low voltage devices exported for sale in the markets of the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) states, as defined within the Low Voltage technical regulation, BD142004-01.

 

Affixing the G Mark on a product is proof that it conforms to the Gulf standards and the relevant technical regulation, and meets the quality and safety requirements.

 

The countries included in the scheme are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

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G Mark Procedures for Each List of Products

Procedures of List 1 regulated products

  • A Self-declaration conformity assessment is required.
  • Manufacturers must have a system in place—typically a factory quality control system—to ensure products are being manufactured and assembled in a controlled manner.
  • Manufacturers should obtain test reports for the production line to confirm the product’s safety and quality.

Procedures of List 2 regulated products

  • The manufacturers should select a Notified Body (NB), to confirm that the technical design of the product meets the Gulf technical regulations requirements. Then issue the evaluation report with a Gulf Type Examination certificate.
  • The Notified Body ensures that the manufacturer has a quality system that ensures the product is manufactured in accordance with the technical standards.

The G Mark Obtaining Process

  • Submit technical documents; including instruction manuals, safety electromagnetic compatibility tests, etc.
  • The technical file gets reviewed, to decide on granting G Mark.
  • Once the G Mark is obtained, the mark logo can be labeled on the products.

The Most Important Requirements of the G Mark

  • Product safety report according to the Gulf and International standards.
  • Electromagnetic compatibility test report.
  • Product risk assessment report.
  • The explanatory data.

The Importance of the G Mark

  • Low Voltage equipment and devices can freely move across the GCC member countries, which maintain establishing a single market
  • The G Mark is proof that products comply with the standards and relevant technical regulations.
  • Unifies the assessment and certification process within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.
  • Avoiding any technical barriers and ensuring free competition with unified requirements.
  • Clarifies the obligations and responsibilities of manufacturers and importers regarding commercial exchange.
  • Reduces costs related to customs clearance, and market supervision.
  • Opens the door to huge markets, as it is a passport to the GCC states.

Conditions of the G Mark Affixing

Labeling conditions

  • The Gulf Conformity Mark should be affixed by unerasable labeling or printing on products.
  • It should be affixed at the last stage of product control.
  • It is prohibited to affix any other marks for the purpose of fraud or emulate the G Mark.
  • It is allowed to affix other marks on the products that ensure national or international standards, as long as there is no confusion with the G Mark.
  • The identification number of the notified body should be attached.

Responsibility Conditions

  • The manufacturer, his agent, or legal representative in the GCC markets is in charge of affixing the G Mark.
  • If it is mentioned in the GCC Technical Regulations, the G Mark may be affixed by the person in charge of placing products in the GCC markets.

Declaration Conditions

  • The manufacturer, his agent in the states of the Gulf Council should declare that the Gulf Conformity Mark has been affixed after fulfilling the technical requirements.
  • The Declaration ensures that products conform to the requirements and conditions stated in the GCC technical regulations, and the model is tested by a notified body.
  • The Declaration should be kept for no less than 10 years starting from the manufacturing date unless the GCC technical regulations state otherwise.
  • The Declaration may be in the form of a label or document.
  • If there is more than one GCC technical regulation applicable to the same product, a single declaration including all the fulfilled GCC Technical Regulations may be issued.
  • The Declaration should be available upon request to be reviewed by the concerned control and market survey bodies in the member states.
Tabseer's Role in Obtaining the G Mark

Tabseer plays a key role in the regulatory process and technical assessment of products intended for sale in the GCC common market. Tabseer is one of the first Saudi accredited bodies providing G Mark conformity assessment services for Low Voltage Home Appliances. We are registering with the GSO to grant the G Mark.

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