Global Market Access: Kuwait

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
​Voltage 240V (Single Phase); 415V (Three Phase)
​Frequency 50Hz
​Manual Language Arabic/English
​Plug Type C/G

Kuwait Conformity Requirements

CATEGORIES

Electrical Safety

REGULATORY AGENCY

Public Authority for Industry (PAI)

REGULATIONS

  • The Kuwait Conformity Assurance Scheme (KUCAS) contains a set of procedures carried out by PAI to verify the conformity of all “Regulated Products” (domestic or imported) to Kuwait’s Technical Regulations and approved Standards.
  • Manufacturers with consignments of regulated products to be shipped to Kuwait are required to complete the conformity procedures prior to shipment through one of the Certification and Inspection Bodies (CIB) approved by PAI.
  • A Technical Evaluation Report (TER) and a Technical Inspection Report (TIR) issued by an approved CIB are required.
  • Compliance with KSS and IEC standards.

GUIDELINES

  • Manufacturers need to be licensed.
  • The TER is issued by an approved CIB on the basis of successful type testing or test report evaluation.
  • Inspection and testing (based on risk assessment and type of product) would be conducted prior to shipment by the relevant CIB for TIR.

Applicable Product Categories

Product categories that require mandatory energy efficiency labelling include:

  • Group 1 – Electrical toys
  • Group 2 – Household & commercial electrical and gas appliances
  • Group 3 – Automotive
  • Group 4 – Chemical
  • Group 5 – Others
  • Group 6 – Building materials

To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Kuwaiti requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

Telecom & Wireless

REGULATORY AGENCY

Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA)

REGULATIONS

  • The CITRA in Kuwait issues type approval for terminal equipment.

GUIDELINES

  • A local representative is required.
  • Approval is based on review of foreign standard test reports.

Applicable Product Categories

To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Kuwaiti requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

Energy Efficiency

REGULATORY AGENCY

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

REGULATIONS

Energy efficiency:

  • Standard 90.2 for residential energy conservation has been adapted to use.

GUIDELINES

  • The standard has been adapted to include some portions of ASHRAE standards 90.1 and ASHRAE standard 62.2.

Applicable Product Categories

Product categories that require mandatory energy efficiency labelling include air conditioners.
To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

Testing Partners Solutions

Testing Partners has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Kuwaiti requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.
Testing Partners can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

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