Announcements

ESMA Announcement

What: New Regulation for Audio/Video and IT/Office Equipment
Please take note of the following important points mentioned below.

 Dates to follow:

01-November-2019

  • All products defined within this document shall comply with applicable standard/s and have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.

20-December-2020

  • All products defined within this document shall comply with the IEC 62368-1 standard and have a valid Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.
  • All ECAS/EQM Certificates of Conformity (CoCs) issued under the IEC 60065 and/or IEC 60950-1 will be considered invalid/void.

 

What are the Scopes included?
All audio/video and IT/office equipment categorized as Low Voltage Equipment (LVE) designed to be purchased and used by end-users or consumers for daily and non-commercial/non-professional purposes. It includes all products supplied through both B2B and B2C commercial transactions.

Definition: Low Voltage Equipment (LVE) means electrical/electronic equipment designed for use with a voltage rating of between 50 and 1000V for alternating current and between 75 and 1500V for direct current.

Please see ESMA’s official letter to view the complete list of products and the exempted.

We at RACS, as a notified body by Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) would like to keep you updated concerning the latest announcement from the authority.
 
What: Intensive Market Surveillance for all Manufacturers, Traders and Importers
 
The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), being the National Standards Body and the National Certification Body by virtue of Federal Law No. 28 of 2001, would like to inform that in coordination with the local government authorities, will conduct an intensive inspection campaign on both the showrooms and warehouses in the market starting from October 01, 2019.
 
With this regards, all traders, importers, retailers, and manufacturers shall abide by selling/displaying/storing complying products to the relevant legislations and granted Conformity Certificate  and make it available upon requests or at the time of inspection.
Please note:

“Failure to obtain certificate of conformity is considered as a violation for the legislation/regulations and may result to legal actions such as penalties etc. Product recalls will be circulated to all relevant Authorities in UAE through “Federal Manaa System” as a platform for national product recall system for all Government Entities and the public.

RACS is a notified body by ESMA for ECAS program. For more details about conformity certificates and product registration, please feel free to contact us at marketing@racs.ae or you may call +971-42388755 or whatsapp +971-523699997.