Certification Services

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Certification Services2018-11-17T07:54:08+00:00

Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permitted. In relation to food and cosmetic products, Halal means products that are allowed to be consumed or used by humans according to Shariah (Islamic Law).

The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) is the Authority responsible for implementation of regulation controlling Halal products in the U.A.E. The Federal Government has recently launched the Halal National Mark to augment the program certifying Halal products and animal slaughterhouses.

The Halal National Mark

Mark of Conformity granted to products animal slaughterhouses that have demonstrated compliance with requirements of U.A.E. Regulations for Halal Products

Mark that can be printed on the certified product as a proof of compliance and approval by the Federal Government through ESMA

License to use the Halal National Mark is valid for 3 years.

The Halal Certificate of Conformity

Halal Certificate is valid within 3 years upon issuance for the certified products and animal slaughterhouses.

Renewal application is required one month before expiration of the certificate.

List of certified products may be updated to include additional products provided these are under the same category, manufactured in the same production line and the same set of technical requirements is met.

The Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme or ECAS is a Product Certification scheme for government-regulated products as mandated by the Federal Law 28 of 2001.

Under this scheme, all regulated products must meet the requirements for safety and quality specified in the Technical Regulations adopted by the UAE government. Suppliers must register the products and obtain Certificate of Conformity prior to selling inside the UAE.

The ECAS Certificate of Conformity

  • A proof that the product has been approved by the Federal Government through ESMA
  • One of the documents required when clearing shipments from Ports and Customs Authorities
  • Valid within one year upon issuance for the certified products only
  • Renewal application is required one month before expiration of the certificate

Application Requirements

  1. Valid UAE Trade / Industry License
  2. Declaration of Conformity
  3. Test Report for product as Required by applicable UAE Scheme
  4. Product Label
  5. Other Documents, as needed

Plastic has become a major part of a wide variety of consumer products because of its versatility and relative low cost. Because of continuously increasing global demand for these polymer, its contribution to environmental pollution becomes imminent.

One of the technologies that was particularly developed to combat the problem on plastic pollution is oxo-biodegradation. This is the process by which plastic is made easier to degrade in the environment through addition of pro-degradant chemicals during manufacturing that destroy the molecular structure of the plastic once it is exposed to certain stimuli, such as heat and sunlight. Oxo-biodegradable plastic therefore degrades quickest when it becomes litter.

The GCC region, with its generally hot temperature and abundance of sunlight, is an ideal environment for oxo-biodegradation. This is particularly the reason why the UAE and KSA have adopted laws that mandate disposable polyolefin plastics to be oxo-biodegradable.

Products Covered in the UAE

  • All Carrier Bags (including shopping bags, garbage bags, garment bags, and any disposable bags).
  • Courier and Security bags
  • Mail Order Bags (Magazine and Newspaper Bags)
  • Disposable Cutlery such as plastic plate and plastic cups
  • Bubble Wrap and Cushioning Packaging
  • Flower Wrap
  • Overwrap Packaging
  • Stretch Film
  • Cling Film
  • Shrink Film
  • Plastic Liners for Cartons
  • Personal Care products made of plastic materials such as gloves, shoe covers, aprons and any disposable personal care products
  • Plastic bags for seedlings
  • Polyethylene Sheets on Rolls such as table covers
  • Bags for packaging Bread, nuts, sweets and all bakery items

Application Requirements

  • Valid UAE Industry / Trade License
  • Declaration of Conformity
  • Test Report as per the requirement of UAE Standard 5009:2009
  • Quality Manual
  • Declaration of using Plastic additive for each batch with percentage of additives.

The system of obtaining the license to use the Emirates Quality Mark or EQM is a Product Certification scheme involving a comprehensive evaluation of the product as well as the Quality Management System used by the manufacturer in production through testing and inspection.

The EQM Certificate of Conformity

  • EQM Certificate can be used to clear shipments from Ports and Customs Authorities instead of ECAS Certificate for the certified products only
  • EQM Certificate is valid within 3 years upon issuance for the certified products.
  • Renewal application is required one month before expiration of the certificate.
  • List of certified products may be updated to include additional models provided these are manufactured in the same production line and the same set of technical requirements is met.

Application Requirements

  • Valid UAE Trade / Industry License
  • Declaration of Conformity
  • Test report for the product, according to requirements of UAE Scheme and applicable product standard
  • Product Label
  • QMS Manual of each factory
  • Quality Plan of each factory
  • Plant Layout of each factory
  • Vicinity map of all the factories
  • Other Documents as needed

Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling or EESL is a set of UAE Technical Regulations for electrical appliances. This program requires specific information to be included on the product label and aims to inform consumers on how efficient an appliance is in the amount of energy and resource it uses against its performance.

Label Requirements

  • ESMA Logo
  • EESL Serial Number
  • EESL Program Standard Number
  • Star Rating (based on Energy Efficiency Ratio and Annual Energy Consumption)
  • Brand Name
  • Model Number
  • Capacity
  • Other product-specific requirements

Application Requirements

  1. Application Form
  2. Declaration of Conformity (Manufacturer / Importer)
  3. Technical Documentation for the product

Mandatory Certification Scheme in KSA regulating products according to technical regulations or standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE), taking into consideration the national differences.

Products Covered

  • Mobile Phones
  • Chargers and their Parts
  • Batteries (Mobile phones)
  • Lights (Lamp & luminaries)
  • Dishwashers
  • Televisions
  • Laptops and tablets

Application Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Declaration of Conformity (Manufacturer / Importer)
  • Technical Documentation for the product

G Mark is now a requirement for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances being sold into member countries of the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) as defined within the Low Voltage Technical Regulation, BD142004-01.

GulfTIC Certification, with its extensive experience in product certification in the UAE and KSA, is now a sub-contractor for conformity assessment of products applying for the license to use the Gulf Conformity Mark. We can help manufacturers navigate through the Gulf Technical Regulations and overall G marking requirements and procedures.

Products Covered

  • Household electrical fans
  • Household refrigerator, Freezer and other refrigerating or freezing equipment
  • Household clothes dryers and clothes washing machines, including machines which both wash and dry
  • Household food grinders and mixers, fruit or vegetable juice extractors
  • Toaster
  • Electro-thermic hair-dressing apparatus and hand dryers
  • Household electric heating apparatus
  • Household microwave oven
  • Other household ovens; cookers, cooking plates, boiling rings, grillers and roasters
  • Household electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters
  • Electric smoothing irons
  • Household plugs, socket outlets, adaptors, cord extension sets and chargers
  • Air conditioners

Application Requirements

  1. GSO LVE Application Form
  2. Manufacturer Declaration of Conformity
  3. Written Declaration that the same application has not been lodged with any other notified Body
  4. Requirements for Electrical Safety

–   IEC CB Certificate & Test Report according to updated version of applicable standard

–   Product Identity Declaration (if necessary)

–   Rating label

  1. Requirement for Electromagnetic Compatibility

– EMC Test Report (Internal or Third Party) according to CISPR/IEC updated Standards

  1. Product Photo
  2. Technical Documentation

Saudi Quality Mark is the exclusive property of SASO based on the Registered Trademark registration number 1303/79. This is a mark granted by SASO to products that have demonstrated compliance to Saudi standards, manufactured in a facility that has an effective Management System to ensure continuous conformance to requirements.

Advantages of Getting the Quality Mark

  • The Quality Mark is an important means to guide consumers to products that conform to Saudi standards.
  • Through the Quality Mark, products gain customers’ satisfaction and trust.
  • It increases merchant’s sales.
  • It is a way of constructing conventional trade infrastructures that facilitate signing export contracts with other countries.
  • It encourages the continuous development and improvement of the product by following modern scientific methods that improve the product and enhance competitiveness in international markets.
  • It qualifies establishments to win local and international quality awards.
  • It enhances the reputation and name of establishments locally, regionally and internationally.
  • It facilitates the entry of products through customs ports.
  • It facilitates the export process of the products carrying it.
  • It supports the national economy, increases competitiveness of Saudi products in the local and international markets and increases Saudi exports.

Application Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Industrial License
  • Commercial Registration
  • Plant Layout
  • Quality Manual
  • Organization Chart
  • Vicinity Map of the Facility
  • Product Test Report according to applicable Saudi Standard Issued by a Third Party Laboratory
  • Product Catalogue
  • Quality Plan
  • Result of Internal Testing

Plastic has become a major part of a wide variety of consumer products because of its versatility and relative low cost. Because of continuously increasing global demand for these polymer, its contribution to environmental pollution becomes imminent.

One of the technologies that was particularly developed to combat the problem on plastic pollution is oxo-biodegradation. This is the process by which plastic is made easier to degrade in the environment through addition of pro-degradant chemicals during manufacturing that destroy the molecular structure of the plastic once it is exposed to certain stimuli, such as heat and sunlight. Oxo-biodegradable plastic therefore degrades quickest when it becomes litter.

Products Covered in KSA

  • Garbage Bags
  • Courier and Security bags
  • Soil remediation, agricultural/horticultural applications (e.g. banana bags, mulch film,)
  • Bubble Wrap and Cushioning Packaging
  • Flower Wrap
  • Overwrap Packaging
  • Stretch Film
  • Cling Film
  • Shrink Film
  • Plastic Liners for Cartons
  • Personal Care products made of plastic materials such as gloves, shoe covers, aprons and any disposable personal care products
  • Plastic bags for seedlings
  • Polyethylene Sheets on Rolls such as table covers
  • Bags for packaging Bread, nuts, sweets and all bakery items

Application Requirements

  1. Application Form
  2. Declaration of Conformity (Manufacturer / Importer)
  3. Technical Documentation for the product

THE CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY

  • A proof that the product has been approved by the Federal Government through SASO
  • One of the documents required when clearing shipments from Ports and Customs Authorities
  • Validity will depend on the route of certification applied for
  • Authenticity of issued certificate can easily be checked on-line

Application Requirements

  1. Application Form
  2. Declaration of Conformity (Manufacturer / Importer)
  3. Product Test Report
  4. Technical Documentation of the Product
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