Middle East

Middle Eastern market is among the fastest growing ones and considered to be one of the most complex markets to enter. Many countries from the Middle East region develop in a dynamic way and present perfect field for entry. However, before being launched on the market, all the product must undergo a procedure for confirming compliance with all regulatory documents governing product safety indicators in the territory of region.


WBridge provides certification services in accordance with regulations, guidelines (and the latest updates) of the following authorities in Middle Eastern countries:

 

 

Our certification services for goods exported to Middle Eastern countries include:

  • Arranging and managing the entire certification process on a turnkey basis in one of the accredited laboratories.
  • Organizing international tests and certification ( IEC ).
  • Organizing local or national certification (e.g. SASO ).

 

WWBridge offers assistance in obtaining the following certifications:

  • E CAS, ESMA (UAE)  
  • SASO, Saber – (CoC, DoC, Shipment certificate, IECEE recognition, CITC, Q-Mark)  (Saudi Arabia)  
  • MoC, SI, MEPS (Israel)  
  • GOEIC, EGAC  (Egypt)  
  • DGSM, Omani/GCC standards (Oman)  
  • eCAS (Bahrain)  
  • QGOSM (Qatar)  
  • TER, TIR  (Kuwait )  

 

We offer:

Deep knowledge of international, interstate and national standards:
We will help you quickly and efficiently find common ground between different systems of technical regulation.

Experience of our specialists in the field of product certification. We have in-depth knowledge of the requirements of technical regulations

Up-to-date information in the field of regulatory requirements and procedures applied in the Middle East. We will help you to ensure continuous compliance with applicable regulations, taking into account the latest legislative changes.

The reputation of an international company, whose activities are based on the principles of honesty, transparency and impartiality: Clients around the world who need a reliable accredited certification body to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and obtain a single certificate of conformity for trade within the Middle East first of all turn to us.

Our priorities:

 

WWBridge operates in the following way:

Thanks to our extensive knowledge in the field of certification, we were able to build strong partnerships with foreign certification bodies and testing laboratories, which allowed us to provide a wide range of necessary information when consulting on project management.

Contact us today and our employees will help you to get all need documents to reach the Middle Eastern market:

Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology ( ESMA )

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Standardization:

ESMA has established Technical Committees in the fields of food products, construction and building materials products, electrical and electronic products, chemical and plastic products, mechanical products, petroleum products and lubricants, and metrology and information technology.

 

Accreditation:

The Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS) contributes to the prosperity of the national economy including:

Conformity Assessment:

ESMA is implementing the Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS) and the Emirates Quality mark (EQM). Under this scheme, local and imported products are verified for compliance against National Standards.

Metrology:

The National Measurement System (NMS) gives ESMA the authority:

 

If you are looking for ways to enter the UAE market and options for certification of your product in accordance with the current legislation of the country - contact us by phone or email ([email protected]).

Bahrain Standards & Metrology Directorate ( BSMD )

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It is a member of the Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO), the Arab Center for Standardization and Metrology and a founder member of the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO).

BSMD has been a correspondent member of OIML since 1984 and an ISO member body since January 2003, and has been implementing the good regulatory practice of the WTO/TBT agreement since August 1999.

On a national governing level, BSMD revises, amends, and publishes all Bahraini Technical Regulations and National Standards upon approval of the National Committee for Standards & Metrology. BSMD's most active operation is revising and studying the potential adoption of international standards as Gulf Standards. Other activities include: Standards Implementation performing required conformity assessment procedures on controlled goods entering the Kingdom, as well as monitoring controlled goods in the country through market surveillances. Quality section provides awareness and updated information on the management systems.

Metrology section is committed to enforce legal metrology in the country and to provide industrial calibration services. Standards Information section is responsible of maintaining standards publications and online enquiries.

If you are looking for ways to enter the Bahrain market and options for certification of your product in accordance with the current legislation of the country - contact us by phone or email ([email protected]).

 

 

Saso

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The SASO certificate shows that these products meet the national standards of Saudi Arabia, which are issued and approved by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (Saudi Organization of Standards, Metrology and Quality). Certification was introduced in order to improve the quality of products and services supplied to the country.

All product groups are subject to certification: food products, machinery, cosmetics, equipment and much more.

Obtaining such a certificate involves a number of procedures:

If you are looking for ways to enter the Saudi market and options for certification of your product in accordance with the current legislation of the country - contact us by phone or email ([email protected]).

 

Directorate General for Specifications and Measurements (DGSM)

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DGSM is responsible for the following activities related to standardization and metrology:

If you are looking for ways to enter the Oman market and options for certification of your product in accordance with the current legislation of the country - contact us by phone or email ([email protected]).

 

Qatar General Organization for Standardization ( QS )

 

If you are looking for ways to enter the Qatar market and options for certification of your product in accordance with the current legislation of the country - contact us by phone or email ([email protected]).

 

Kuwait Standards and Industrial Services Affairs ( KOWSMD )

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Standardization activities in Kuwait began in 1967, within a unit of the Ministry of commerce & Industry which became a Department after the law no. 128 for standardization was issued in 1977. The Department was transferred to the Public Authority for Industry in 1996 and became a sector for Standards and Industrial services including two Departments, one for standards & Metrology and the other for quality laboratories.

This sector represents Kuwait in regional and international organizations such as ISO, OIML, CAC, the Arab Organization for Industrial Development and Mines (AIDMO) and the Standardization and Metrology Organization for the GCC countries (GSMO).

The Sector has the following objectives: to achieve the goals of Standardization by issuing and publishing standards and publications related to standardization, as well as developing and approving national standards; and examining and testing imported products to make sure that they meet Kuwaiti standards; issuing certificates for exported goods; granting the Quality mark for national products; examining and testing samples for the public and private sectors and for individuals.

If you are looking for ways to enter the Kuwait market and options for certification of your product in accordance with the current legislation of the country - contact us by phone or email ([email protected]).

 

The Public Authority for Industry of the State of Kuwait (PAI)

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The aim of the Authority is to develop, commercialize and control industrial activities in the State of Kuwait by encouraging local industries and expanding the production base of these industries to include strategic products serving national security, thus increasing the sources of national income.

It is also one of the main concerns of the Authority to deepen the industrial sense of citizens and to find industrial studies and coordination between the existing and future industries of the Gulf States and Arab countries in order to support industrial cooperation between different countries and international organization

If you are looking for ways to enter the Kuwait market and options for certification of your product in accordance with the current legislation of the country - contact us by phone or email ([email protected]).

GSO

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Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) was founded on 30-31 December 2001 by resolution of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as a regional standardization organization.

Since May 2004 it has been fully operative thus comprising 6 respective member-states: the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait.

Mission of the GSO is “to develop the production and service sectors, foster the intra-GCC trade, protect the consumer, environment and the public health, enhance the GCC economy and its competitiveness and meet the requirements of Gulf Custom Union and Gulf Common Market”.

The standardization bodies of the member states are as follows:

Starting from July 1 2016 Gulf Conformity Marking (G-mark) is an obligatory requirement for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances (as per BD-142004-01 regulation) as well as for children’s toys to be sold in GSO member states.

Gulf Conformity Marking (G-mark)

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To obtain G-Mark the product should pass the certification process according to the GSO procedure:

- an applicant must prepare certain technical documents, such as instruction manuals, safety and electromagnetic compatibility tests carried out by authorized laboratories – CB (Certification Body) test reports and certificates containing relevant Gulf / IEC standards, etc.

- upon verification on documentation the product will be registered in an electronic GSO Certificate Tracking System for the Notified Bodies (a notified body is an organization designated by Gulf country to assess the conformity of certain products before being placed on the market).

- after reviewing the technical file, if the process complies with the regulations and confirmation is received from GSO, the certificate is issued and the G Mark and GSO Conformity Tracking Symbol (GCTS) are granted. GCTS is a symbol provided by the GSO, consisting of the Gulf Conformity Marking, with three-digits notified body number, located below it, and the QR Code. This symbol is generated by GSO Certificate Tracking System.

- the manufacturer is to affix the Gulf Conformity Marking on each individual electrical equipment (and/or packaging) that is in conformity with the requirements of the Gulf Technical Regulation in force.




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