Middle East

Thinking about importing into the Middle East? Here are a few things you may need to know.

In order to assist you in the growth of your business within the global market, the tables below can help you in finding out what testing, regulations and certifications your product may need to be accepted into the Middle East.         

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Egypt UAE
Israel Qatar Kuwait
Oman Bahrain  

Egypt:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A No N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement N/A No N/A
Radio Requirement National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NRTA) EU Test Reports NRTA Certification
Telecoms Requirement NRTA EU Test Reports NRTA Certification

You may be interested to know the modular route is available in Egypt.

UAE:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement MB Emirates Authority for Standardisation & Metrology (ESMA) N/A N/A
Radio Requirement Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) EU Test Reports TRA Certification
Telecoms Requirement TRA EU Test Reports TRA Certification

Please be aware in order to apply for type approval, you will need to register your company with the TRA first. When making an application for product approval, the TRA may ask for a product sample.

Saudi Arabia:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
Safety (Electrical) Requirement MB Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation (SASO) CB Scheme  
Radio Requirement Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) EU Test Reports CITC Certification
Telecoms Requirement CITC EU Test Reports CITC Certification

Please be aware each shipment of products will require inspection by SASO (product dependent).

Israel:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
Safety (Electrical) Requirement Standards Institution of Israel (SII) CB Scheme SII Certification (Via CB)
Radio Requirement Ministry of Communications (MoC) In Country Testing & EU Test Reports MoC Certification
Telecoms Requirement MoC In Country Testing & EU Test Reports MoC Certification

Please be aware that you may be asked to provide a sample for testing in Israel.

Qatar:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Radio Requirement Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ICT Qatar) EU Test Reports ICT Qatar Certification
Telecoms Requirement ICT Qatar / Unidad Reguladora de los Servicios en Comunicaciones (URSEC) FCC / EU Test Reports ICT Qatar Certification

You may like to know the modular approval route is avaliable in Qatar.

Kuwait:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Radio Requirement Ministry of Communications (Moc) EU Test Reports MoC Certification
Telecoms Requirement MoC EU Test Reports MoC Certification

Oman:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Radio Requirement Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) EU Test Reports TRA Certification
Telecoms Requirement TRA / Comission Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL) EU Test Reports TRA Certification

Bahrain:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement MB Bahrain Standards & Metrology CB Scheme CB Certification
Radio Requirement Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) EU Test Reports TRA Certification
Telecoms Requirement TRA / Comission Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL) EU Test Reports TRA Certification