Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) will partially implement a new vehicle safety system in the UAE from the beginning of October.
As part of a crackdown on the fake auto parts business in the UAE, the new system will ensure that no auto parts will enter the UAE market without the ESMA quality mark, from next month. The system initially will only look into new spare parts entering the market and will keep a check on the sale and their use across the UAE.
Local traders have been given a warning by the authorities that they should get rid of non-complying parts in the market within a year.
Abdullah Al Muaini, Director General of ESMA said, “The standards are being implemented in coordination with local authorities who will monitor the market, while adding that enough time will be given to traders to phase out non-complying products.”
With the partial implementation of the regulations, the authority is expecting to control at least 50 per cent of counterfeit products within the first year.