G-mark for the Gulf States

The G-mark certification mark is mandatory in the Gulf States for some common household products.  The countries, currently part of the scheme, include Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Nemko is a notified body for the region. Let us guide you through the entire process in a few steps.  You can then sell your product to over 80 million people. 

Product scope

  • refrigerators and freezers
  • ovens
  • water heaters
  • hair dryers
  • washing machines/dryers
  • and many more

For the full product scope, click here and open List No (2).

The scheme

The scheme has many similarities to the European Low Voltage Directive (LVD) but requires certificates to be issued by a registered Notified body.  It also includes EMC in addition to product safety. You will find the regulation named “Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances - BD-142004-01” here.

Why should you choose Nemko?

  • Nemko has been working with market access to the Gulf region for many years, both directly, and through local partners.  Our experience and knowledge will allow a smooth process.
  • Nemko is one of the major certification bodies for pre-shipment certificates, which are still mandatory for most Gulf countries.
  • Nemko was one of the first companies to become a Notified Body for the Gulf Technical Regulation and we have experienced personnel who are participating in the further development of the certification scheme. We aim to always provide you with the latest changes and updates regarding the scheme.