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PCA services for the UAE

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / AGILITYPR.NEWS / June 13, 2024 / SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is delighted to provide trade facilitation services for the Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS) and the Emirates Quality Mark (EQM).

Traders, importers and manufacturers selling imported or locally manufactured products in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must hold a valid certification of conformity (CoC) for goods regulated by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) before they reach the market.

As a notified body appointed by MoIAT to implement the UAE’s product conformity assessment (PCA) program, SGS assesses products to ensure they meet the relevant safety and quality requirements. ECAS certification is valid for one year and is subject to annual renewal and the EQM, which shows compliance with the appropriate UAE standards, is valid for three years. On completion of a satisfactory product assessment, a certificate of conformity (CoC) is issued, demonstrating compliance and granting market access.

MoIAT was established in 2020 to boost the UAE’s industrial sector and increase its contribution to gross domestic product, and in its present state represents the merging of the functions of the Office of the Minister of State for Advanced Technology and the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (MoIAT), with the industry sector of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.

Full details of the scope of regulated products, covering electrical, mechanical, metrological, chemical and food products, are available from SGS as well as guidance on necessary documentation for the certification process.

Further information on SGS’s PCA services for the UAE is available in the Q2 PCA newsletter.

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