In the wake of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) decision to require some low-voltage household electrical products to carry new Gulf conformity marking, UL announced that, as a Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) Notified Body, it is available to conduct all necessary product evaluations.
The GCC decision will take effect in the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait and Republic of Yemen.
UL is a global safety science organization. Products that will need to be tested and receive a Gulf Type Examination Certificate include refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, microwave ovens, air conditioners, electric fans, hair appliances, water heaters, plugs and cords.
UL noted that it can help companies reduce costs while supporting a quicker time to market. Testing and evaluation can be done at one of UL’s global testing laboratories, and UL engineers will provide all mandated certificates needed by the Gulf Conformity Marking requirements.