Guide to Electrical and R&TT Equipment Market Access in Yemen

October 2, 2018


Electrical and R&TT equipment is subject to Safety and Telecom Approvals in Yemen. The following types of requirements can be applicable to get access to the market of the Republic of Yemen:


  • Telecom

  • Requirements of Gulf Technical Regulation for Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances


Requirements for Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment


Conformity of Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) with the requirements is confirmed by Certificate of Conformity and regulated by the Telecommunications Law №38 dated by 1991.

All the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment has to be approved before import.


Requirements of Gulf Technical Regulation


Member States of the Standardization Organization of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GSO) are 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.


Requirements of the Gulf Technical Regulation for Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances (BD-142004-01) must be confirmed by the G-Mark Certificate.


From July 1st, 2016  the following product categories fall under the scope of the Gulf Technical Regulation for Low-Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances:

  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 electric heating apparatus

  8. Microwave ovens

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

  10. Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters

  11. Electric smoothing irons

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

  13. Air conditioners


G-Mark labeling












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


Conclusion: Electrical and R&TT equipment can access the Yemen market if it complies with all applicable Telecom and Gulf Technical Regulation requirements.


The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.


GMA Consult Group provides a full cycle of international type approval and global market access services for IT, Telecom and industrial electrical products in all countries throughout the world. With proven expertise in worldwide regulations, compliance, certification, and conformity assessment, GMA Consult Group can help your company speed up the access to any market with almost zero efforts from your side.


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