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Updated on 23 Apr 2021  9.00 AM IST | 4 min read

GS Mark Certification in India

GS stands for German safety. GS mark is a voluntary certification mark of the German government assigned to technical equipment’s which differentiate them from other products and give them edge over their competitors. This mark ensures that the product or technical equipment is meeting the quality & safety standards set in the German product safety act.This mark is considered as a symbol of safety & quality all over Germany and EU countries. If an individual doing a business in Germany and his or her all products contain GS certification mark, customers are ready to buy these products even at a higher price as it ensures quality & safety. This mark is not only designed for German market and you will find the same mark on the large proportion of electronic products and machinery selling throughout the world. GS mark covers electrical, safety, use of chemical and hazardous material (if any), evaluation of a manufacturer’s factory production, noise etc.

Many furniture retailers and consumers are increasingly demanding products that confirm that the product is of high quality and meeting all the safety requirements. It helps you and makes your product stand out from the crowd.


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Product list containing GS certification mark

GS certification mark is assigned to the following products mentioned below –

CD players

Air cleaners

Coffee mills & grinders

Home A/V equipment

Luminaries

Office/IT equipment

Lab/measurement equipment

Power tools

Range hoods

Commercial deep fryers

Office /IT equipment

Office furniture

Sports equipment’s

Toys

Household appliances

Process of GS certification

The process of GS certification is as follows –

  1. In the first step, applicant needs to submit the application form along with the required documents to GS certification body.
  2. In the second step, application form and documents are verified by the GS certification body. Applicant needs to provide all the technical information of the product with electrical schematics, bill of materials, product use and model description to the technical staff of the certification body along with the sample of the product.
  3. In the third step, sample of the product is tested in the manufacturer’s laboratory or at any other inspection body of any of the laboratories of the country.
  4. After checking the product, the report has been generated and if it is found that the report is meeting all the GS requirements, GS certification mark is issued by the GS authority to the manufacturer.

Note – GS certificate will be issued for up to 5 years.

GS certification bodies

  • There are many local German certification bodies which certify the technical equipment’s and provide them GS mark. Few of well-known German certification bodies are as follows –
    • TUV PRODUCT SERVICES
    • TUV RHEINLAND
    • VPE etc.
  • Note - These bodies are directly recognized by the German certification agencies.

  • Other certification bodies which operates in other parts of Europe in association with the German GS-fat certification bodies are as follows –
    • KEMA
    • NEMKO
    • DEMKO
    • ITS etc.
  • You can also take the help of Finacbooks which will help you in certifying your products as we are directly in link with GS certification bodies and agencies.

GS certification cost

GS Certification body includes –

  1. One time license fee
  2. Inspection fee
  3. Factory certificate fee

Advantages of GS mark

The advantages of GS mark are as follows –

It is considered as a symbol of safety and quality by consumers throughout Germany and EU countries.

It gives you edge over your competitors.

It minimizes the manufacturer’s risk of product liability

It creates trust, confidence among customers and influences them to purchase the product.

It makes manufacturers confident that their products are of high quality, legal and safe for use.

It assures the customers that the products they are buying are independently tested by an authorized party and safe for use.

It has more weightage than CE mark as it is verified by a third party testing and certification organization.

It exceeds required legal standards in many cases.

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