ESMA has granted a 6-month extension period, where ESMA approved non-removable plug adaptors shall still be allowed until 30 June 2013, provided the adaptors are permanently installed with the product. This in reference to the ESMA decision dated 2 January 2012, reference number C.A.D/14/2012 regarding the use of ESMA approved non-removable plug-adaptors.
ESMA approved non-removable plug-adaptors compliant to UAE.S.BS 1363-5:2010 were allowed until 31 December 2012 for Manufacturers and Traders to comply with this requirement. This ensures that safe adaptors are used for all electrical appliances and equipment.
Intertek has been working in the region for many years and, as an approved Certification and Inspection Body (CIB) for these programmes, can evaluate shipments through testing and inspection before issuance of the necessary certificates for customs clearance.