Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, The State of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yemen - Water-saving products - Addendum



The following communication, dated 30 October 2023, is being circulated at the request of the delegations of the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yemen.





Title: Enforcement of Gulf Technical Regulation for Water-consumption Conservation Products in GSO Member States.


Reason for Addendum:

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Comment period changed - date:


Notified measure adopted - date: 11 May 2023


Notified measure published - date: 7 June 2023


Notified measure enters into force - date: 1 January 2024


Text of final measure available from[1]:

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Notified measure withdrawn or revoked - date:

Relevant symbol if measure re-notified:


Content or scope of notified measure changed and text available from1:

The final technical regulation is published in GCC Standardization Organization (GSO)


The following non-substantive changes have been made to the notified technical regulation, without altering the main purpose of the technical regulation:

1. Terminology: Some minor technical terms have been refined for more clarity.

2. Consolidation of Article 24 and 25: Both articles have been merged into a single article to be more concise.

3. Annex (1): has been updated to include the following products:

• Water flow rate regulators/aerators

• Water closet tanks (oriental types)

4. Annex (2): has been updated to revise the maximum allowed water flow rate and the star rating classification for certain products, as follows:

• Water taps and mixers ("Water Taps or Wash Basin Mixers/Taps (Private)", "Ablution Taps/Mixers", "Sink Basin/bib taps or Kitchen taps/Mixers", "WC hose-tap or Shattaf Sprayer" and "Bidet Taps/Mixers"): revised from 6 Liters/minute to 5.7 Liters/minute.

• "Water flow rate regulators/aerators" and "Water closet tanks (oriental types)": the maximum allowed water flow rate is fixed at 6 Liters/flush or minute.

5. Annex (6): has been updated with a minor adjustment to the graphic design of the green label.

The final technical regulation is published in GCC Standardization Organization (GSO)


here is the direct link of the technical regulation:

New deadline for comments (if applicable):

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Interpretive guidance issued and text available from1:

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Description: The purpose of this notification is to provide the final texts of technical regulation and relevant dates of its implementation.

The draft texts of the technical regulation notified in "G/TBT/N/ARE/403", "G/TBT/N/BHR/514", "G/TBT/N/KWT/396", "G/TBT/N/OMN/344". "G/TBT/N/QAT/513", "G/TBT/N/SAU/1041" and "G/TBT/N/YEM/116" were adopted with non-substantive changes.




[1] This information can be provided by including a website address, a pdf attachment, or other information on where the text of the final/modified measure and/or interpretive guidance can be obtained.