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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

Motor Vehicle Certification
GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) is a Regional Standardization Organization (RSO) which was established by the resolution of the GCC Supreme Council (22nd Session, Muscat, Oman, 30-31 December 2001) and assumed its operation in May 2004 with membership of the governments of The State of the United Arab Emirates, The Kingdom of Bahrain, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Sultanate of Oman, The State of Qatar, and The State of Kuwait.

The Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO), whose full name is The Standardization Organization of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) is a Regional Standardization Organization (RSO) established by the resolution of the GCC Supreme Council.

The mission of GSO is to assist the States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) to achieve the objectives set forth in its Charter and in the GCC Economic Agreement by unifying the various standardization activities and following up implementation and compliance with the same in cooperation and coordination with the standardization bodies in the Member States (NSBs) to develop the production and service sectors, foster the intra-GCC trade, protect the consumer, environment and the public health, enhance the GCC economy and its competitiveness and meet the requirements of Gulf Custom Union and Gulf Common Market.

Since January 1, 2005, GSO has inspected and issued GCC certification for motor vehicles and tire products in accordance with relevant Gulf standards. The approved GCC certificate will be valid in all GCC member countries. At the same time vehicles shall also comply with the National regulations for member countries.

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GCC Motor Vehicles Technical Requirements

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates.
The member states all accept GSO standards, but some member states also require additional technical requirements for motor vehicles.
The specific technical requirements are as follows

No.
Items
Regulation
1
Methods of Test for Lead-Acid Starter Batteries Used for Motor Cars & Internal Combustion Engines
GSO 35:2007
2
Lead-Acid Starter Batteries Used for Motor Cars & Internal Combustion Engines
GSO 34:2007
3
Car Upholstery-Testing Methods of Fabric for Car Seats
GSO 279:2005
4
Car Upholstery-Fabric for Car Seats
GSO 280:2005
5
Full-Flow Lubricating Oil Filters for Internal Combustion Engines– Dimensions
GSO 1605:2002
6
Methods of Test for Full-Flow Lubricating Oil Filters for Internal Combustion Engines-Part 6: Static Burst Pressure Test
GSO ISO 4548-6:2002
7
Methods of Test for Full-Flow Lubricating Oil Filters for Internal Combustion Engines-Part 3: Resistance To High Differential Pressure and To Elevated Temperature
GSO ISO 4548-3:2002
8
Methods of Test for Full-Flow Lubricating Oil Filters for Internal Combustion Engines-Part 2: Element By-Pass Valve Characteristics
GSO ISO 4548-2:2002
9
Methods of Test for Full-Flow Lubricating Oil Filters for Internal Combustion Engines-Part 1: Differential Pressure Flow Characteristics
GSO ISO 4548-1:2002
10
Motor Vehicles Tyres-Temporary Use Spare Wheel/Tyres and Their Methods of Test
GSO 1052:2000
11
Requirements for Storage of Motor Vehicles Tyres
GSO 581:2007
12
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Testing for Pollutants Emitted From Heavy Duty Diesel Engined Vehicles-Part 2: Determination of Smoke
GSO 146:1991
13
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Testing for Pollutants Emitted From Heavy Duty Diesel Engined Vehicles-Part 1: Determination of Exhaust Gaseous Pollutants
GSO 145:1991
14
Motor Vehicles-Allowable Limits of Pollutants Emitted To The Atmosphere From Heavy Duty Diesel Engined Vehicles
GSO 144:1991
15
Motor Vehicles: Methods of Test for Braking System-Part 6: Determination of Coefficient of Adhesion
GSO-ECE-13H-6:2012
16
Motor Vehicles: Methods of Test for Braking System-Part 5: Determination of Performance of Brake Lining Using Inertia Dynamometer
GSO-ECE-13H-5:2012
17
Motor Vehicles: Methods of Test for Braking System-Part 4: Determination of Function of Anti-Lock Systems
GSO-ECE-13H-4:2012
18
Motor Vehicles: Methods of Test for Braking System-Part 3: Determination of Distribution of Braking Among The Axles of Vehicles
GSO-ECE-13H-3:2012
19
Motor Vehicles: Methods of Test for Braking System-Part 2: Determination of Capacity of Energy Storage Devices
GSO-ECE-13H-2:2012
20
Motor Vehicles: Methods of Test for Braking System-Part 1: Braking Performance
GSO-ECE-13H-1:2012
21
Motor Vehicles: Methods of Testing Brake Linings-Part 1: Internal Shear Strength of Lining Material.
GSO ISO 6311:2005
22
Motor Vehicles-Noise Emissions
GSO 1624:2002
23
Motor Vehicles-Speed Limiters-Part 3: Methods of Test
GSO 1626:2002
24
Motor Vehicles-Speed Limiters-Part 2: Technical Requirements
GSO 1625:2002
25
Motor Vehicles-Speed Limiters-Part 1: General Requirements, Equipment Inspection, Certification and Type Approval
GSO 1711:2005
26
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Test for Gaseous Pollutants Emitted From Unleaded Gasoline Engined Vehicles-Part 5: Determination of Durability of Pollution Control Equipment
GSO 1685:2003
27
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Test for Gaseous Pollutants Emitted From Unleaded Gasoline Engined Vehicles-Part 3: Determination of Evaporative Emissions (Hydro- Carbons) From The Fuel System Using The Enclosure Method
GSO 1683:2003
28
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Test for Gaseous Pollutants Emitted From Unleaded Gasoline Engined Vehicles-Part 2: Determination of Exhaust Carbon Monoxide Concentration
GSO 1682:2003
29
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Test for Gaseous Pollutants Emitted From Unleaded Gasoline Engined Vehicles-Part 4: Determination of Gaseous Pollutants Emitted From Engine Crankcase
GSO 1684:2003
30
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Test for Gaseous Pollutants Emitted From Unleaded Gasoline Engined Vehicles-Part 1: Determination of Exhaust Gaseous Pollutants After A Cold Start
GSO 1681:2003
31
Motor Vehicles-Allowable Limits of Gaseous Pollutants Emitted To The Atmosphere From Unleaded Gasoline Vehicles
GSO 1680:2003
32
Motor Vehicles-Safety Requirements for Maintenance and Repair Workshop
GSO 674:1997
33
Motor Vehicles-Head Restraints and Their Methods of Test
GSO 1598:2002
34
Motor Vehicles-World Manufacturer Identifier
GSO 1781:2006
35
Road Vehicles-Sound Signaling Devices-Technical Specifications
GSO 99:1988
36
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Testing for Pollutants Emitted From Light Duty Diesel Engined Vehicles-Part 1: Determination of Exhaust Gaseous Pollutants
GSO 1041:2000
37
Motor Vehicles-Allowable Limits of Pollutants Emitted To The Atmosphere From Light Duty Diesel Engined Vehicles
GSO 1040:2000
38
Motor Vehicle-Head Lamps Safety Requirements
GSO 1503:2010
39
Motor Vehicles-Flammability of Interior Materials and Testing Methods
GSO 98:1988
40
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Testing for Door Locks and Door Hinges
GSO 419:1994
41
Motor Vehicles-Door Locks and Door Hinges
GSO 420:1994
42
Motor Vehicles-General Requirements for Ambulances
GSO 963:1997
43
Motor Vehicles-Laminated Safety Glass
GSO 1677:2003
44
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Testing for Pollutants Emitted From Light Duty Diesel Engined Vehicles-Part 2: Determination of Smoke
GSO 1042:2000
45
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Testing of Rear-View Mirrors
GSO 421:2005
46
Motor Vehicles-Rear-View Mirrors
GSO 422:2005
47
Motor Vehicles-Protection Against Theft
GSO 1053:2000
48
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Test for Engine Radiator
GSO 135:2007
49
Motor Vehicles-Engine Radiator
GSO 136:2007
50
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Testing of Child Restraint
GSO 1710:2005
51
Motor Vehicles-Child Restraint Systems
GSO 1709:2005
52
Motor Vehicles-Conformity Certificates for Vehicles Manufactured In Multi-Stages
GSO 153:1993
53
Motor Vehicles-Periodic Technical Inspection Manual
GSO 971:1997
54
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Test for Impact Strength-Part 4: Roof Strength
GSO 39:2005
55
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Test for Impact Strength-Part 2: Rear Impact
GSO 37:2012
56
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Test for Impact Strength-Part 1: Frontal Impact
GSO 36:2005
57
Motor Vehicles-Impact Strength
GSO 40:2011
58
Motor Vehicles-Dimensions and Weights
GSO 159:1993
59
Motor Vehicles: Braking System of Passenger Cars and Multi Purpose Vehicles
GSO-ECE-13H:2012
60
Motor Vehicles: Front and Rear Exterior Protection Devices for Passenger Cars (Bumpers Etc) and Its Methods of Test
GSO 41:2007
61
Motor Vehicles-Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)- Requirements
GSO 1780:2010
62
Motor Vehicles-Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)-Location and Attachment
GSO 1782:2008
63
Motor Vehicles-Safety Requirements for Pilgrim Buses
GSO 967:1997
64
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Test for Impact Strength-Part 3C:Moving Barrier Side Impact(In Accordance To European Standards)
GSO 1708:2005
65
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Test for Impact Strength-Part 3B:Moving Barrier Side Impact(In Accordance To Us Standards)
GSO 1707:2005
66
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Test for Impact Strength-Part 3A: Side Impact
GSO 38:2005
67
Motor Vehicles-Methods of Testing of Safety Belt
GSO 96:1988
68
Motor Vehicles-Safety Belts
GSO 97:1988
69
Road Vehicles-Safety Glasses-Test Methods for Optical Properties.
GSO ISO 3538:1997
70
Motor Vehicles-Safety Glazing Materials-Mechanical Tests
GSO ISO 3537:2008
71
Motor Vehicles: General Requirements
GSO 42:2015
72
Motor Vehicles: Conformity Certificates
GSO 48:1984
73
Road Vehicles-Engine Test Code-Net Power
GSO ISO 1585:2008
74
Multi-Purpose Vehicles, Trucks, Buses and Trailers Tyres: Part 3: General Requirements
GSO 647:1996
75
Multi-Purpose Vehicles, Trucks, Buses and Trailers Tyres: Part 2: Method of Test
GSO 646:1996
76
Multi-Purpose Vehicles, Trucks, Buses and Trailers Tyres-Part 1: Nomenclature, Designation, Dimensions, Load Capacities and Inflation Pressures
GSO 645:2005
77
Instruction Manual for Appliances Instruments and Equipment
GSO 290:1994
78
Road Vehicles-Retro Reflective Number Plates and Its Methods of Test
GSO 289:1994
79
Passenger Car Tyres-Treadwear, Traction and Temperature- Resistance Grading
GSO 1783:2006
80
Passenger Car Tyres-Method of Testing of Tyre Temperature Resistance Grading
GSO 1784:2006
81
Passenger Car Tyres-Part 3: Methods of Test
GSO 53:2007
82
Passenger Car Tyres-Part 2: General Requirements
GSO 52:2007
83
Passenger Car Tyres-Part 1: Nomenclature, Designation, Dimensions, Load Capacities and Inflation Pressures
GSO 51:2007

No.
Items
Regulation
1
All Busses With Less Than 22 Seats Should Be Provided With Speed Limiting System With Maximum Speed of 100 Km/H, This System Cannot Be Modified Or Changed By The Driver.
Unitied Arab Emirate-3
2
Emission of Pollutants According To Engine Fuel Requirements
UAE.S ECE No 83/2006
3
All The Seats of Passenger Cars and Multipurpose Vehicles Shall Be Tower Back Type Or Equipped With Adjustable Head Restraints.
Unitied Arab Emirate-4
4
All Electric Vehicles Sold In The Uae Market Must Obtain An Emirates Conformity Certificate From The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology
Unitied Arab Emirate-7
5
Terrestrial Radio Receiver Specifications UAE DAB
UAE.S 5021
6
Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants From Compressing-Ignition Engines and Positive Ignitions Engines for Use In Vehicles.
UAE.S ECE No 49/:2013
7
Repair Kit
Unitied Arab Emirate-6
8
The Front and Rear Outboard Seats of Passenger Cars and Multipurpose Vehicles Shall Be Provided With Three-Point Safety Belts, The Other Seats and Seats of All Other Vehicles Shall Be Provided With Either Two-Point Or Three-Point Safety Belts
Unitied Arab Emirate-5
9
Motor Vehicles – Safety Requirements for School Buses
UAE.S 5012 :2019
10
UAE eCall System
UAE.S 5019:2018

No.
Items
Regulation
1
Large Passenger Vehicles (Busses)
Large Passenger Vehicles (Busses)

No.
Items
Regulation
1
Saudi Arabia Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standard (Saudi Café) for Incoming Light Duty Vehicles(2016-2020)
SASO 2864:2015 +Amd 1:2018
2
Specification for DAB, DVB and DRM Broadcasting Receivers
SASO/CITC RI 109:2013
3
Fuel Economy Labeling Requirements for New Light Duty Vehicles.
SASO 2847:2017 + Amd 1:2018
4
Methods of Test for Full-Flow Lubricating Oil Filters for Internal Combustion Engines-Part 12: Filtration Efficiency Using Particle Counting, and Contaminant Retention Capacity
SASO ISO 4548-12:2008
5
Methods of Test for Full-Flow Lubricating Oil Filters for Internal Combustion Engines-Part 9: Inlet and Outlet Anti Drain Valve Test
SASO ISO 4548-9:2008
6
Methods of Test for Full-Flow Lubricating Oil Filters for Internal Combustion Engines-Part 5: Cold Start Simulation and Hydraulic Pules Durability Test
SASO ISO 4548-5:2014
7
Inlet Air Cleaning Equipment for Internal Combustion Engines and Compressors –Performance Testing
SASO ISO 5011:2015
8
Truck and Bus Tyres and Rims (Metric Series) Part 2: Rims
SASO GSO ISO 4209-2:2012
9
Motor Vehicles-Safety Requirements for School Busses
SASO GSO 2501:2017
10
Motor Vehicles-Front Under Run Protective Devices Intrucks and Its Methods of Test
SASO GSO 2112:2012
11
Motor Vehicles-Lateral Protection of Truck and Trailer and Its Methods of Test
SASO GSO 2113:2012
12
Motor Vehicles-Rear Under Run Protective Devices In Truck and Trailer and Itsmethods of Test
SASO GSO 2114:2012
13
Road Vehicles-Brake Linings-Shear Test Procedure for Disc Brakepad and Drum Brake Shoe Assemblies
SASO ISO 6312:2014
14
Road Vehicles Light Alloy Wheels Impact Test
SASO ISO 7141:2015
15
Road Vehicles-Brake Linings-Effects of Heat On Dimensions and Form of Disc Brake Pads-Testprocedure
SASO ISO 6313:2005
16
Road Vehicles Wheels/Rims for Commercial Vehicles Test Methods
SASO ISO 3894:2015
17
Road Vehicles Passenger Car Wheels for Road Use Test Methods
SASO GSO ISO3006
18
Specification for Non-Specific Short Range Devices and Ancillary Equipment.
SASO/CITC RI 054:2013
19
Road Vehicles-Fuel Filtersfor Diesel Engines Test Methods
SASO ISO 4020:2011
20
Road Vehicles Safety Glazing Materials Test Methods for Resistance To Radiation, High Temperature, Humidity, Fire Andsimulated Weathering
SASO ISO 3917:2012
21
Passenger Car Tyres and Rims-Part 2: Rims
SASO GSO ISO 4000-2
22
Road Vehicle-Brake Linings-Compressive Strain Test Method
SASO ISO 6310:2014
23
Vehicle Tires Rolling Resistance and Wet Grip Requirements
SASO 2857:2016



GCC Motorcycles Technical Regulations

In February 2020, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) strengthened the supervision of Category L vehicle, all motorcycle products entering the GCC member states, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Yemen, 7 countries, must obtain GCC certificate. Manufacturers of Motorcycles, Mopeds, Tricycle, ATV (all-terrain vehicles) and UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicles) shall ensure that their products comply with GSO regulations and submit compliance test reports to GSO to obtain GCC certificates.

Certification Regulations
《List of GSO Technical Regulations and standards for Motorcycles, Mopeds, Tricycle, ATV & UTV》
1. GSO Technical Regulations for Motorcycles, Mopeds, Tricycle
2. GSO Requirements for ATV
3. GSO Requirements for UTV
No.
Items
Regulations
1
Motorcycles – General Safety Requirements
GSO 1798:2007
2
Motor Vehicles - Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)- Requirements
GSO 1780 :2010
3
Motor Vehicles - World Manufacturer Identifier
GSO 1781 :2006
4
Motor Vehicles - Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) - Location and attachment
GSO 1782 :2008
5
Road Vehicles - Sound Signaling Devices - Technical Specifications
GSO 99 :1988
6
Emission of gaseous pollutants of motor cycles
GSO ECE 40:2010
7
Motor Cycles: Noise Emission
GSO ECE 41-1:2007
8
Motor Cycles: Methods of Test for Noise Emission
GSO ECE 41-2:2007
9
Motor cycle and Vehicles – Headlamps
GSO ECE 57:2008
10
Motor Cycle and Mopeds Tyres –Nomenclature, Dimensions, Performance, Dynamic Growth and Marking.
GSO ECE 75-1:2007
11
Motor Cycle Tyres – Method of Testing
GSO ECE 75-2:2007
12
Brake
GSO ECE 78:2016
13
Rear-view mirrors (motorcycles/mopeds)
GSO ECE 81:2015
14
Motorcycles – Engine test code – Net Power
GSO ISO 4106:2010
15
Mopeds – Measurement of maximum Speed
GSO ISO 7116:2007
16
Motorcycles – Measurement of Maximum Speed
GSO ISO 7117:2011
17
Two-wheeled mopeds - Parking stability of side- and center-stands
GSO ISO 8706:2013
18
Two-Wheeled Motorcycles – Parking Stability of Side and Centre Stands
GSO ISO 9565:2007
No.
Items
Regulations
1
Motor Vehicles - Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)- Requirements
GSO 1780 :2010
2
Motor Vehicles - World Manufacturer Identifier
GSO 1781 :2006
3
Motor Vehicles - Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) - Location and attachment
GSO 1782 :2008
4
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs - Quads). Safety requirements and test methods
GSO EN 15997:2011
5
AT Tyres – Method of Testing
GSO ECE 106:2013
6
Tyres for motorcycles/mopeds/AT
GSO ECE:75 and Amendment:2010
7
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs – Quads) – Safety requirements and test methods
SASO EN 15997:2014
No.
Items
Regulations
1
Motor Vehicles - Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)- Requirements
GSO 1780 :2010
2
Motor Vehicles - World Manufacturer Identifier
GSO 1781 :2006
3
Motor Vehicles - Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) - Location and attachment
GSO 1782 :2008
4
Europe Machinery Directive
2006/42/EC:2006
5
American National Standard for Multipurpose Off-Highway Utility Vehicles
ANSI/OPEI B71.9-2016:2016
6
American National Standard for Recreational Off- Highway Vehicles
ANSI/ROHVA 1-2016:2016

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