Electric Car & Motor Vehicle Components Certification
The Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA) is a Federal UAE Authority, established by UAE Federal Law (28), 2001. As the only reference in the UAE in terms of quality standards, ESMA's strategy aims at supporting the national economy by establishing a new era of excellence and quality.
With the development of new energy technologies and the requirements for sustainable development, automobile electrification is now driving the new economic agenda of oil-rich Arab countries. UAE is one of the early adopters of compulsory implementation of certification for electric vehicles in the Arabian Gulf countries. The UAE ESMA requires that all electric vehicles and electric buses entering the UAE must be registered and certified in ESMA.
ESMA has established Technical Committees in the fields of food products, construction and building materials products, electrical and electronic products, chemical and plastic products, mechanical products, petroleum products and lubricants, and metrology and information technology.
The Cabinet Resolution No (12) of 2018 Automotive Spare Parts was published in 2018 by Prime Minister, United Arab Emirates which stipulates that 14 categories of auto parts are prohibited to import or place the product in the market subject to the provisions of this decision unless it is registered in accordance with the UAE conformity assessment scheme (ECAS) and has obtained a certificate of conformity in accordance with the provisions of this resolution. Including: Brake Systems, Brake Pads, Engine Radiators, Safety Belts, Rear View Mirrors, Batteries, Oil Filters for Internal Combustion Engines, Air Filters, Laminated Safety Glass, Rims, Door Locks and Door Hinges, Retro-reflective Markings and Signaling Devices, Alarm Systems for Buses and Commercial Vehicles, Relays and Flashers.
ATIC provides one-stop technical service for electric car manufacturers and automotive component manufacturers in product evaluation, testing, ESMA registration and compliance certificate applications.
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ATIC support manufactures or importers evaluation product specifications and submit applications to ESMA and certification bodies.
ATIC support manufactures or importers to make a testing plan based on cabinet resolution. ATIC experts will follow up testing and reporting in 3rd party lab and submit the testing report to ESMA and certification bodies.
ESMA and certification bodies will review the technical documents and testing reports.
After review process certificate of conformity will be issued and ESMA registration will be approved. After certification market surveillance, spot checks may conduct by authorities.
Other Key Points
- ESMA application form (ATIC provides template) - Factory Business License and IATF16949 Certificate - Declaration of Conformity (ATIC provides template) - Compliance test report (ATIC designated laboratory, report valid for 3 years) - For original spare parts, the application must be submitted by the component or vehicle manufacturer
- The factory needs to have a valid IATF16949 certificate - The certificate is valid for 1 year and needs to be reapplied after it expires. - Re-apply for 2 months before the certificate expires
- Importer or ATIC Local Agent
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