Starting from the end of February 2018 it will be mandatory to label products with the ECAS mark of conformity, as per the ESMA Board of Directors Decision Number (78) as of 2017.
According to this Decision, all certified products in the UAE must apply the ECAS mark of conformity.
For products, which are already in the UAE market a non-removable sticker of ECAS mark must be applied until the end of 2018.
At the beginning of January 2019 all certified products must bear a printed label.
Market inspections in the UAE will be started in March 2018 to ensure compliance of certified products to this regulation.
Examples of the ECAS marks
The mark shall have the same colour as provided by the ESMA and shall be printed on the product to be in contrast with the mark for proper visibility/readability.
Information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.