Gulf States Require Gulf Conformity Tracking System (GCTS) for Toys
All toys sold in the Gulf region need to carry the Gulf Conformity Mark, with a three-digit notified body number, located below it, and the QR Code provided by GSO.
SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 088/19
Toys sold in the Gulf region (GCC: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen) need to comply with the Gulf Technical Regulation for Toys BD-131704-01.
Published in 2013, the regulation came into force in January 2014 for essential requirements and in July 2015 for chemical properties.
In 2016, the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) introduced the Gulf Conformity Tracking System (GCTS) which was fully implemented for toys in March 2019, based on Saudi Standardization, Metrology and Quality Org. (SASO) request.
This means that toys need to display:
- The Gulf Conformity Mark
- A QR Code
Conformity can be provided through an appointed notified body.
SGS’s GCC notified bodies are:
- SGS Gulf (Dubai)
- SGS Hong Kong
- SGS Shenzhen
For more information about toy requirements for the Gulf region, please see our brochure.
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For enquiries, please contact:
SGS GCC Notified Body contacts:
SGS Gulf (Dubai)
SGS Hong Kong
t: +852 27653539
t: +86 755 25328888 ext.8340
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