Gulf Market Access: Building Products Approvals

Manufacturers and other applicants who wish to sell building products into the Gulf Countries (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar) are mandated by the regulating Authorities/ Civil Defence to test and certify their product by an approved fire testing laboratory and certification body.

Intertek is widely recognized in the region as an approved testing and certification body for building products, such as:

Intertek’s certification helps businesses gain market access to the Gulf, while assuring end users that the brand complies with all applicable performance and fire safety standards.

The Certification procedures for building products can be daunting, so we have simplified it into 7 easy steps:

  1. Submit Product Literature
  2. Quote & Certification Paperwork
  3. Product Sampling
  4. Testing
  5. Initial Factory Audit
  6. You are Certified!
  7. Submit application to the Authorities/ Civil Defence

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Intertek understands the rapidly-changing Gulf market. It’s dedicated team of engineers, inspectors and technical experts based in the UAE, are readily equipped to support global customers gain access to the Gulf Market.

Moreover, with a global network of over 40 Building Products labs and offices spanning from North America, to the Middle East, to Europe and China, Intertek can test and certify your products to meet almost any domestic or international codes and standards.

Learn more about our different certification marks:

  • ETL Mark
    The ETL Listed Mark is proof that your product has been independently tested and meets the applicable published standard. It is a widely recognized safety certification marks by Authorities Having Jurisdiction and now utilized on building products.
  • Warnock-Hersey Mark
    The Warnock Hersey (WH-ETL) Mark is a leading product safety and performance mark for Fire Doors. It represents a manufacturer's continued commitment to product safety, performance, and quality.

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