Intertek Hosts Seminars on GCC Technical Regulation for Toys Entering Gulf Markets

The new Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Technical Regulation on children toys entered into force on January 1, 2014. Under this regulation, toy manufacturers must ensure that all toys placed on markets of all GCC member countries shall be affixed with the G-mark, which signifies conformity to the essential safety requirements, relevant Gulf Standards, safety assessments and conformity assessments procedures. Every consignment of toys from importers shall be certified by a Notified Body and apply the G-mark before entering the Gulf market.

In addition to product testing, the conformity assessment procedures also include establishing a technical document, applying for product certification (and GC Type approval if needed), and issuing of Declaration of Conformity.

One of the first accredited Testing Laboratories and Notified Bodies in Asia, Intertek Hong Kong recently announced the seminars in Dubai (4 March), Shenzhen (10 March) and Shanghai (26 March), China, respectively to introduce GCC Technical Regulation for children’s toys. The seminars highlighted Gulf Standards, safety assessments, as well as conformity assessments procedures, providing attendees an opportunity to learn about in-depth testing and regulatory updates in Gulf markets.

Seminar on GCC Technical Regulation

For enquiries:

Intertek Hong Kong
Mr. Stephen Lim
Tel: (852) 2173 8624/ 2173 8888

Ms. Kathy Lee
Tel: (852) 2173 8632 / 2173 8888
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