Product Certification

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dubai Central Laboratory Department (DCL) – Products Conformity Assessment Section (PCAS) is pleased to announce 2 new services:

  • Issuing Certificate of Conformity or Conformity Mark for pre-engineering steel structures and components (including assembly and installation), in accordance with Dubai Municipality Standard No. (35) of 2019. This certificate is granted after receiving approval from Dubai Municipality’s Building Permits Department.
  • Issuing Certificates or Conformity Mark for Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) used for building facades, according to Dubai Municipality Standard No. (36) of 2019.

Please click on this link to access the requirements of both services.

DCL’s Products Conformity Assessment Section provides several services for issuing Conformity Mark Certificates for products, certifying their quality and safety for local, regional and international sale.

What is Product Certification?

Product Certification is issued by the DCL Products Conformity Assessment Section and provides conclusive evidence that a product meets the requirements and specifications of adopted international standards.

Features of Product Certification by Dubai Central Laboratory Department:

A Product Certification issued by DCL has a number of advantages and features that bolster its position and competitiveness, including:

  • An indication of full compliance with Dubai Municipality’s Requirements, Conditions and Regulations issued in this regard:
    • Many products cannot be sold or consumed without independent confirmation that they meet certain regulatory requirements.
    • Products certification by Dubai Municipality in accordance with the issued local regulations are intended to protect consumers from any non-compliant or unsafe products.
    • DCL is the recognized provider of Product Conformity Certification services. The Conformity Mark for products governed by mandatory conditions proves their compliance with the specified requirements.
  • Superior Competitiveness:
    • The Conformity Certificate gives an additional competitive edge over similar products. The DCL Conformity Mark is a conclusive indicator for shoppers and consumers that the product meets the requirements approved by local and international standards.
  • Trusted Product and Better Marketability:
    • Product Certification indicates the adherence of the product to local and international approved standards, which increases its marketability in the local and international market
    • Conformity Certification systems in the Dubai Central Laboratory Department are based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) specifications, specifically the ISO/IEC 17065 International Standard “Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services”, which has been obtained by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC), according to Accreditation Certificate No. CB-003-PRD.
  • Recognized Production Efficiency:
    • DCL adopts the factory assessment system based on the ISO 9001 international standard which includes the continuous monitoring of product quality and consistency and the effectiveness of its production processes, which leads to improving production efficiency and overall performance.

Commitment to Openness, Confidentiality and Integrity:

DCL’s Certification Body, along with its higher management, is aware of the importance of adopting the principles of openness, confidentiality and integrity when issuing Conformity Mark Certificates. It strives to grant them to the various applicants provided they meet the requirements and specifications. It also provides them with the terms and conditions for each certificate.

DCL’s Certification Body follows strict rules and measures to ensure confidentiality and transparency when granting certificates, as well as to prevent any conflict of interests and to ensure objectivity of all certification decisions. An independent advisory committee made up of members representing the various concerned sectors was established to oversee the certification process and ensure its integrity and protection.

DCL reports to Dubai Municipality and is funded and supported by the Dubai Government. Fees imposed on its services are considered government revenue.

What Systems Are Available for Granting Product Conformity Mark Certificates?

DCL offers several options for granting Product Conformity Mark Certificates, according to best practices that the Department determines based on the requirements of the certificate applicant and the nature of the product to be certified.

DCL relies on the conditions and specifications set by the Dubai Municipality regarding products that are subject to its mandatory conditions. The type of certificate and system to be adopted is determined according to the regulations currently in use, namely:

Certification systems for certain products that are subject to laws and regulations:

International Standard ISO/IEC 17065:
Our product certification services are fully compliant with the ISO/IEC 17065 international standard and approved by the Emirates International Accreditation Center (EIAC) with the certification number CB-003-PRD

How to use Conformity Certification Services:

You can use the DCL Conformity Certification Services by following these steps:

  • You can contact the Products Conformity Assessment Section (PCAS), by phone, e-mail or though Dubai Municipality website, or by visiting the section. You can also discuss the certification requirements and the required assessment system with the Department’s employees.
  • After determining the required assessment system, you must fill in the service application form and submit it to the Product Conformity Assessment Section (You can obtain application forms from the Section or through the Dubai Municipality website/Dubai Central Laboratory Department).
  • Upon receiving the service application, the Product Conformity Assessment Section staff will contact you to discuss and clarify all the details about the Certificate requirements. They also propose the certificate of conformity type, due fees, approximate time plan and other related details.
  • The Conformity Mark Certificate is issued after receiving your approval for the proposed certificate, meeting all the requirements and paying the due fees.

For more information about Conformity Mark Certificates, please contact the Products Conformity Assessment Section:

  • Telephone: 0097143027575
  • Fax: 0097143351127
  • E-mail: certification@dm.gov.ae
  • P.O Box: 67, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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