Gulf Mark (G-Mark) for Products Sold in GCC Member States

G-Mark certification from QIMA ensures low voltage electrical equipment (LVE) and children’s toys meet the regulatory requirements of GCC Member States and the Republic of Yemen.

The Gulf Conformity Mark (G-Mark) is a mandatory requirement for low voltage electrical equipment (LVE) and children’s toys that are being imported or sold in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states consisting of: 

  • United Arab Emirates
  • Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Sultanate of Oman
  • State of Qatar
  • State of Kuwait

The G-Mark regulations are also recognized in the Republic of Yemen, despite it not being a GCC member state.

The G-Mark demonstrates that a product conforms to the Technical Regulation and applicable standards of the region and is therefore safe for consumers to use. All products governed by a Gulf Technical Regulation are required to display a GSO Conformity Tracking Symbol (GCTS) which consists of the G-Mark and a QR Code.

1 – Gulf Conformity Marking (G-Mark logo)
2 – The QR code tracking the certificate

QIMA is approved by the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) as a Notified Body (NB) to carry out conformity assessments and issue the G-Mark for low voltage electrical equipment (LVE) and children’s toys intended for sale in any of the GCC member states and the Republic of Yemen.

Product Scope

Children’s Toys

Children toys are articles or products designed or intended, whether or not exclusively, for use in play by children under 14 years of age.

HS Code

Product Type

8712

Bicycles and other cycles (including delivery tricycles) - not motorised

871200100001

Two-wheeled bicycles with less than 16 inch wheels

871200100002

Two-wheeled bicycles with 16 to 20 inch wheels

871200100003

Two-wheeled bicycles with a size of more than 20 inch wheels

871200100005

Two-wheeled scooters

9500

Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof

9503

Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls carriages; dolls; other toys; reduced-size (scale) models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds

950300100001

Kids bicycles with three wheels

950430000000

Other games, operated by coins, banknotes, bank cards, tokens or by other means of payments, other than bowling alley equipment

950490000006

Dice games (table, ladder and serpent, monopoly etc.)

9505

Festive, carnival or other entertainment articles, including conjuring tricks and novelty jokes

950600000000

Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics, athletics, other sports (including table-tennis) or outdoor games; swimming pools and paddling pools


The following product types are exempt from scope:

  • Playground equipment intended for public use
  • Automatic playing machines, whether coin operated or not, intended for public use
  • Toy vehicles equipped with combustion engines
  • Toy steam engines
  • Slings and catapults

Low Voltage Electronic Equipment (LVE)

All low voltage electrical and electronic products designed for household use with a voltage rating of AC 50-1000

List 1:  Not currently published but consists of low-risk electrical products. This will cover all products not in list 2, or any exemption lists. V / DC 75-1500 V must meet the requirements of the Gulf Technical Regulation 142004-01 and display a G-Mark.  These products are defined in two lists:

List 2: Higher risk products that require certification through a Notified Body. See below:


HS Code

Product Type

84145100

84145900

Domestic electrical fans

84181000

84182100

84182900

84183000

84184000

Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment

84211200

84501100

84501200

84501900

Centrifugal clothes dryers and clothes washing machines, including machines that both wash and dry

85094000

Food grinders and mixers, fruit or vegetable juice extractors

85167200

Toasters

85163100

85163200

85163300

Electro-thermic hair dressing apparatus and hand dryers

85162910

Domestic electric heating apparatus

85165000

Microwave ovens

85166000

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

85161000

Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters

85164000

Electric smoothing irons

85444220

85366910

Plugs, socket outlets, adapters, cord extension sets, and chargers

84151000

Air conditioners


The following products are exempt from scope:

  • Electrical equipment for use in an explosive atmosphere
  • Electrical equipment for radiology and medical purposes
  • Electrical parts for goods and passenger lifts
  • Electricity meters
  • Electric fence controllers
  • Radio-electrical interference
  • Specialized electrical equipment, for use on ships, aircraft, or railways, which complies with the safety provisions drawn up by International Bodies in which the Member States participate.


How QIMA Can Help

As an independent Notified Body approved by the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO), QIMA can support your G-Mark needs for low voltage electrical equipment (LVE) or children’s toys intended for sale in any of the GCC member states and the Republic of Yemen.

QIMA can also provide additional services to help importers secure the entry of their products to their destination market including:

  • SASO Product Certificate of Conformity (PCoC) and Shipment Certificate of Conformity (SCoC) for products entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Product testing provided by QIMA’s global network of ISO 17025 accredited laboratories for products that lack a test report or have incomplete testing.
  • Risk assessment for importers or manufactures unsure of the risk assessment requirement.
  • Label review for toys and electrical products to help brands avoid delays during the conformity assessment process.