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The Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) has now fully implemented the Gulf Conformity Tracking System (GCTS) for toys being offered onto the market in Gulf States.

First published in 2013, the Gulf Technical Regulation for Toys BD-131704-01 came into force in January 2014, for essential requirements, and July 2015 for chemical properties. This applies to all toys sold in Gulf States – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

The Saudi Standardization, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has requested the GSO create the GCTS, which was then introduced in March 2019.

Before a toy can be offered onto the market, it must now display:

  • The Gulf Conformity Mark
  • A QR Code

Stakeholders are now advised to check their products comply with the latest toy regulations affecting Gulf States.

SGS Toy & Juvenile Product Services

SGS offers a wide range of services to ensure that products comply with relevant standards for childcare articles and children’s equipment. They provide consulting, training, product development, testing, audit and inspection services to ensure that products comply with strict regulations worldwide, demonstrating the safety and quality of juvenile products being brought to the market. Learn more about SGS’s Toy & Juvenile Product Services.

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For further information contact:

Sithara Hatim

SGS Gulf (Dubai)

Wayne Wong
SGS Hong Kong
Tel: +852 27653539

Sarah Sun
SGS Shenzhen
Tel: +86 755 25328888 ext.8340



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