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GC-Mark Certification
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GC Mark Certification for GSO Member Countries

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is known as the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, formed in May of 1981, its the most important political and economic organization in the Gulf region. The GCC‘s headquarters is in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Its current member states include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. These member countries share the common faith of Islam, same language and similar economic structures, which are the advantages for them to take to actively promote the process of economic integration ever since its establishment.

 

GSO is the Gulf Standardization Organization. It was established to ensure the safety and quality of commodities entering the Gulf market, and to participate in the development of production and service areas through various standard activities. The current member states of GSO include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Yemen. In the field of standardization and conformity assessment, all products that have obtained GC mark certification can enter the markets of the above seven countries.

 

In 2014 and 2016, GSO issued the Gulf Technical Regulations for Children’s Toys and the Gulf Technical Regulations for Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances respectively. Products within the scope of the above regulations shall comply with the requirements of relevant technical regulations and shall bear GC mark before enter into the market. Certain regulated products can only bear GC mark after getting the certificate from a third party Notified Body and getting registered in GSO.
 

Product Scope

Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances (LVD)

Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances covers the electrical equipments and appliances designed for use with a voltage rating of between 50 and 1000V for alternating current and between 75 and 1500V for direct current. All the covered electrical equipments and appliances can be circulated freely among GSO member countries once GC mark is labeled. And electrical equipments and appliances with GC mark shows that they comply with the technical regulation of GCC.

13 categories of electrical equipments and appliances in list 2 of the regulation are subject to the Conformity Assessment by a third party Notified Body.

List 2

HS CODE Reference

Electric Fans

84 14 5100; 84 14 5110; 84 14 5120; 84 14 5900;

Refrigerator/ Refrigerator-freezer

84 18 10 0084 18 21 0084 18 29 0084 18 30 0084 18 40 00

Electric Clothes dryers /Washing machine/ Washer-dryer

84 21 12 0084 50 11 0084 50 12 0084 50 19 00

Food Mixer/ Food Processor/ Mincer/ Blender

85 09 40 00

Toaster

85 16 72 00

Hand-held hairdryer/ Hairstyling appliance/ Hand dryer

85 16 31 0085 16 32 0085 16 33 00

Room heaters

85 16 29 10

Microwave ovens

85 16 50 00

Cooking range/ Ovens/ Grill

85 16 60 00

instantaneous water heater/ storage water heaters

85 16 10 00

Electric Irons

85 16 40 00

Air-conditioner

84 15 10 00

Plug/ Socket outlet/ Adaptor/ Cord Extension Sets/ Electric battery chargers

85 44 42 2085 36 69 10; 85 04 40 13

 Not applicable for the following electrical products:

Electrical equipment used in special environments such as corrosive or explosive gases;

Radiological and medical electrical equipment;

Electrical components for cargo and passenger elevators;

Watt-hour meter;

Grid controller;

Radio interference equipment;

Special equipment for trains, ships or airplanes that meets international safety standards

Children Toys

Playing toys designed and made for children under 14 years old

Accreditations and Authorizations of CVC

As early as October 31, 2016, CVC became the first batch of GC mark certification bodies for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances (LVD) in China (CB code: 0025). In May 2020, CVC became the GC mark certification body for children‘s toys.

Accreditations and Authorizations of CVC

Notified body designated by GSO

Certification body for SASO COC

SASO authorized certification body on the SABER platform 

SASO EER testing laboratory

Services CVC Provide

Testing, registration and certification for GC mark

Testing and certification for SASO COC

Testing and registration for SASO EER certificate

(Cover all the product categories in EER scheme)

Technical support for product standards and market access information of Gulf countries

 

CVC’s advantages on GCC certification service

Notified body designated by GSO, with the aim of "high quality and high efficiency", provides one-stop service of testing + GC mark registration + GC mark certification;

Testing services of safety + Energy Efficiency + EMC  for Gulf countries; One test, multiple certificates;

The first batch of CAB for SASO COC accredited by SASO in the Middle East, SASO authorized CAB on the SABER platform; Many years of experience in testing & certification services in Gulf countries and various successful cases, unimpeded customs clearance;

One-stop service for international certification and testing;

A nationwide service network, localized services, in one step!

 

GCC Application Requirements

Application accesswww.cvc.org.cn

Certification scheme: type tests + mark registration

Application Submission

Type Testing

1. Application form

2. Business license of the applicant, manufacturer and factory

3. Trademark registration license/letter of authorization to use the trademark

4. Agreement for production commission between manufacturer and factory when they are not the same

5. Product risk analysis

6. Product manual in English & Arabian

 

1. Description of the product and component list/Material List

2. Detailed description with design and manufacturing drawings, nameplate/Label

3. Technical Specification

4. Product manual(in English & Arabic or in Arabic)

5. Other necessary information needed for testing

 

Contact US

Vivian Xu        Tel020-3205 1054           E-mailxunuo@cvc.org.cn

Simin Zhou   Tel020-3205 8836           E-mailzhousm@cvc.org.cn



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