Underwriters Laboratory (UL), a premier safety science company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UAE’s sole certification authority, Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA).
With this MoU, UL will be recognized and authorized by ESMA to conduct complete conformity assessment, testing, inspection and market surveillance methodologies and requirements for certification of safety and energy efficiency products in the UAE. Also, UL’s test facilities will be authorized to conduct testing of products for safety certification and energy efficiency labeling as per ESMA regulations. Currently there are 16 products under regulation for safety, covering 32 standards and four for energy efficiency. The products include electric storage, water heaters, electric irons, microwave ovens, room air conditioners and more such electrical and gas appliances.