TÃœV Rheinland India, a subsidiary of TÃœV Rheinland Group, Germany, a worldwide leader in Testing, Training, Inspection, Consulting & Certification, has announced that it would provide Market Access Services to the Middle East, primarily for manufacturers and exporters of toys and electrical products in India. TUV Rheinland has been officially appointed as a Notified Body by the Standardisation Organization for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GSO).
TÃœV Rheinland is one of the first organizations to be registered as Notified Body under the Gulf Technical Regulations for both Toys and Electrical products and will now be able to provide the necessary evaluation and approval services to allow for the regulatory Gulf conformity marking (â€œG-markâ€) for products sold in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as Yemen.
â€œIt will be mandatory form July 01, 2016 for a third party approval by a Notified Body for childrenâ€™s toys and electrical products specified in the Gulf Technical Regulation, to check compliance with all safety requirements prior to shipment to the GCC Marketâ€ said Mr. Thomas Fuhrmann, CEO & Managing Director, TUV Rheinland India. â€œWith TÃœV Rheinland product approvals, manufacturers and exporters of toys and electrical products in India can benefit from a speedy introduction to your market of choice in the Middle East, gain the lead over the global competition and save money thanks to our experience and expertiseâ€.
â€œIn addition to compliance with technical requirements for products, the manufacturers or importers are also obligated to undergo the corresponding conformity assessment procedure, ensure quality in production and retain technical documentation in order to legally affix the Gulf Conformity Marking (â€˜G-Markâ€™) to their productsâ€ said Mr Kalyan Varma, Vice President, Products, TÃœV Rheinland India. â€œAs a GSO Notified Body, TÃœV Rheinland will now provide Market Access Services to the Middle East by verifying that your products fulfill the legal requirements under the GCC Technical Regulations.â€