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Kuwait KUCAS certification

basic introduction

KUCAS certification is a certification of Kuwait. Kuwait notified the TBT Committee on December 17, 2006 that it intends to implement the new Kuwait Local Conformity Assurance System (KUCAS) to replace the current International Conformity Certification Program (ICCP). In consideration of accepting the valuable comments of the members of the TBT Committee on the KUCAS guidelines, Kuwait hereby informs the TBT Committee that it will extend the comment period and postpone the implementation of KUCAS in accordance with the dates indicated in the 9th and 10th items of this notification to allow sufficient time. Research various opinions and consider revising the guidelines as much as possible accordingly.

KUCAS certification program

1) All required products must comply with Kuwait’s national technical regulations or relevant international standards;

2) Every export batch of specified products must be accompanied by an ICCP certificate (CC) for customs clearance.

3) When arriving at the port of entry of the importing country, goods that do not have a CC certificate may be rejected or require sample testing. If it does not meet the requirements of the importing country, it will be ordered to be returned to the port of shipment, resulting in unnecessary delays and losses for the exporter or manufacturer.

The ICCP plan provides three ways for exporters or manufacturers to obtain a CC certificate. Customers can choose the appropriate method according to the nature of their products, the degree of compliance with the standards, and the frequency of shipments. The CC certificate is issued by PAI Country Office (PCO) authorized by Kuwait.

If it meets the ICCP certification program, there are three forms:

1) Pre-shipment inspection (PSI) and pre-shipment test (PST).

Application for customs clearance and inspection fee: if the FOB amount is less than or equal to USD 200,000: fee = 0.45% × FOB amount (low: CHY 1,750), if the FOB amount is between USD 200,000 and USD 1 million: fee = USD 900+ (FOB-20 million USD) 0.3%, if the FOB amount exceeds USD 1 million

2) Registration and pre-shipment inspection

3) Type certification

KUCAS certified product range

There are 7 categories of products

1. Toys

2. Household

3. Commercial

4. Automobile

5. Chemicals

6. Building materials

7. Other categories

KUCAS certification requirements

1. Rated voltage: 240V rated voltage can be marked as 220V-240V, 230V, 230V-240V and 240V. Electrical products with a rated voltage of 220V are not allowed to enter Kuwait

2. Frequency: 50Hz

3. The plug charger needs to comply with BS1363-1, BS1363-2 or BS546 standards. The plugs for electrical wiring must meet the above-mentioned standards.

4. Except for the water cooler, there is no requirement for the ambient temperature

5. The rated voltage of the incandescent lamp must be 240V