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Guide to the Gulf Technical Regulation for Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances


Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances entering the market of the Persian Gulf countries (The United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, the State of Kuwait, and the Republic of Yemen) are subject of the Gulf Technical Regulation for Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances (BD-142004-01) - “Gulf LVD TR”


Gulf LVD TR establishes requirements for the low-voltage equipment intended for use at the rated voltage:


– 50-1000 V A.C.

– 75-1500 V D.C.


The following categories of products fall under the scope of the Gulf LVD TR since July 1st, 2016:


  1. Domestic electrical fans

  2. Refrigerators, freezers, and other refrigerating or freezing equipment

  3. Centrifugal clothes dryers and clothes washing machines

  4. Food grinders and mixers, fruit or vegetable juice extractors

  5. Toasters

  6. Electro-thermic hair-dressing apparatus and hand dryers

  7. Domestic electrical heating apparatus

  8. Microwave ovens

  9. Other ovens, cookers, cooking plates, boiling rings, grillers, and roasters

  10. Electrical instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters

  11. Electrical smoothing irons

  12. Plugs, socket outlets, adaptors, cord extension sets, and chargers

  13. Air conditioners


Equipment and phenomena outside the scope of this technical regulation:


1. Electrical equipment for the use in the explosive atmosphere

2. Electrical equipment for radiology and medical purposes

3. Electrical parts for goods and passenger lifts

4. Electricity meters

5. Electrical fence controllers

6. Radio-electrical interference equipment

7. Specialized electrical equipment, for the use on ships, aircrafts or railways, which complies with the safety requirements of the International Bodies, in which the above-mentioned member states participate.


To confirm compliance with the Gulf LVD TR, the low-voltage electrical equipment and appliances should meet the requirements for Electrical Safety and Electromagnetic Compatibility.


Conformity assurance of low-voltage electrical equipment and appliances is proven by the Gulf Type Examination Certificate issued by an accredited body. The Certificate is valid up to 3 years. a manufacturer (resident of the country), an authorized representative or an importer can apply for the Gulf Type Examination Certificate.


Products that meet the requirements of the Regulation should be marked with the following conformity mark (G-Mark).

where “xxxx” is a four-digit identification number of the notified body


Requirements for the G-Mark:


  1. Minimum size—5 mm

  2. Proportions are to be respected

  3. Placed directly on a product. If it is not possible, the mark should be placed on a container

  4. The conformity mark must be visible, legible, and indelible

  5. Should contain a number of the notified body.


Conclusion: Low-voltage equipment can enter the Persian Gulf countries market if it complies with Gulf Technical Regulation for Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances (BD-142004-01) and other applicable national requirements of each member country of the Gulf.



Information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.

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