UAE Regulatory Update
Mandatory Implementation of the ECAS Mark of Conformity on Certified Products.
As per the ESMA Board of Directors Decision Number 78 of 2017 regarding the mandatory labelling of ECAS certified products with the ECAS Mark of Conformity, all certified products shall bear the ECAS Mark of Conformity by end of February 2018. Non-removable stickers of ECAS Mark of Conformity will be allowed for products, which are already in the market until the end of 2018. Printed labels will be required at the beginning of January 2019 for all certified products. From 1 January 2019 mark can be in the form of a sticker. 1st January 2020 mark needs to be integrated into packaging.
Possible new regulation on STREET & OUTDOOR LIGHTING. ESMA proposing to take the lead. MELA provided draft regulation for review in November 2018. Entry into force date as yet unavailable.
General Product Safety Regulation According to ESMA (April 2019) this regulation (in its current form) will not place any additional burden on the lighting industry.
Waste Management, Federal Law No. 12, 2018 – Entered into force on 31 March 2019.
- Import ban for environmentally unfriendly products with single-use or short-use;
- Import ban for environmentally unmanageable or high-risk substances;
- Import ban for substances which create non-treatable waste;
- Require certain economic operators to implement recycling programs.
UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) issued Decision 17/2018 adopting a regulatory policy on the Internet of Things (IoT). The Decision sets out requirements for Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (RTTE) providing loT services for loT Service providers and licensees. Announced March 2018. All RTTEs to be sold, offered for sale, or connected to any telecommunication apparatus within the UAE requires a type approval from the TRA.