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Global Certification Technical Update

November 2019

November 2019 Updates

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates (ESMA) – Guidelines V1 for Audio/Video and IT/Office Equipment

Effective October 17, 2019

The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) implemented the guidelines for Audio/Video and IT/Office Equipment categorized under the Low Voltage Equipment regulation.

Important Dates:

November 1, 2019

  • All products defined in the regulation shall complied with applicable standards and have a valid Certificated of Conformity (CoC) issued under ECAS/EQM.

December 20, 2020

  • All products defined in the regulation shall comply with the IEC 62368-1 standard and have a valid CoC issued under ECAS/EQM.
  • All ECAS/EQM Certificates of Conformity issued under the IEC 60065 and/or IEC 60950-1 will be considered invalid/void.

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 through both B2B and B2C commercial transactions.

IEC 60065, IEC 60950-1, IEC 62368-1
The following covers B2B and B2C consumer products of audio/video and office/IT equipment:
·        Non-professional stand-alone audio products
Radio
Record players
Disc players
Mp3 players
Speaker systems
Amplifiers
Sound bars (Bluetooth or otherwise)
Other audio products
 
·        Non-professional stand-alone video playing and recording systems:
VCD, DVD, Blu-ray players
Digital still and video cameras
Game consoles
Projectors
 
·        Videoke/Karaoke Mutimedia systems
·        TV Decoders and Set-top boxes
·        Consumer series Desktops and Laptops Computers, All-in-one PCs
·        Tablets and palm pilots
·        Desktop/computer monitors
·        Printers/scanners (i.e. inkjet, laser, etc.) includes office printers, multi-function printers (MFP), label printers portable or stand-alone
·        Non-professional routers, repeaters
·        Microphones
·        Touch drawing pads
·        Landline phones (corded/cordless)
·        External hard drives supplied with an external power supply (i.e. NAS-Network attached storage etc.
 
Exemptions
·        Industrial/Commercial/Professional Audio/Video Systems
·        Industrial/Commercial/Professional IT equipment
·        Large format printers
·        Interactive displays or smart boards
·        Mobile phones, network and/or IP phones
·        Two-way radios
·        Keyboards, mouse, trackball/track pad (wired / cordless)
·        Stand-alone (plug-in) external hard drives, USB thumb drive, SD cards, etc.
·        Spare parts and/or accessories (i.e. lenses & flashes for cameras, ink/ink cartridges for printers, etc.)

 

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