Korea Certification

Korea Certification

Safety, health, environment, quality, etc. Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Labor, 13 different statutory mandatory certification mark that integrates the single certification mark. First introduced by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy on July 1, 2009, and expanded to 8 departments including the Ministry of Environment and the Korea Communications Commission since January 1, 2011

KC Mark (KC: KOREA CERTIFICATION) started on July 1, 2009, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, and expanded to five departments including the Ministry of Environment on January 1,

13 statutory mandatory certification mark integrated into one national integrated certification mark (KC)

A. Electric appliance safety management system

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Outline of the system

  • Safety certification system
    Manufacturers of electrical appliances subject to safety certification subject to the provisions of Article 3 of the ‘Electrical Appliance Safety Control Act’, or those who wish to manufacture in foreign countries and export them to the Republic of Korea, Safety certification system that requires safety certification for each model of electric appliance
  • Safety check system
    In order to differentiate the safety management procedures according to the level of risk, the ‘Safety Checking System’ was introduced in January 2009 to take into consideration the changes in the surrounding environment such as the increase of new products due to the development of the electric / Effective from the 1st.
    Factory inspections applied to electric appliances subject to safety certification and regular inspection procedures at least once a year do not apply to electric appliances subject to safety check
  • Supplier conformity check system
    Supplier conformity The manufacturer or importer of the electric appliances subject to conformity of supplier shall conduct product test for each model of electric appliances prior to shipment or before customs clearance for the electric appliances subject to conformity assessment of suppliers, The manufacturer or importer must complete the Supplier Conformity Test Results and the Supplier Conformity Verification Form.

Safety certification safety verification supplier conformity comparison

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division Safety Certification Safety check Supplier Compliance
Product testing Safety test
Electromagnetic Compatibility Test
Factory Confirmation Manufacturing / inspection equipment Do not check Do not check
Raw material / process inspection Do not check Do not check
Product Inspection Do not check Do not check
Report authentication Issuing Certificates Issue a report Supplier Conformity Verification / Creation / Storage
Regular follow-up (product test + factory confirmation) No periodic inspection No periodic inspection

Electrical appliances subject to safety control

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Electrical appliances subject to safety certification (45 kinds) Electrical appliances subject to safety check (68 kinds) Electric Appliances subject to Supplier Conformity (59 types)
· Wires and power cord (1 kind)
· Switches for electrical equipment (2 types)
· Power supply capacitor and power filter (1 kind)
· Accessories and connection parts for electrical equipment (1 kind)
· Parts for protecting electric appliances (2 kinds)
· Isolation transformer (1 kind)
· Electric equipment (29 kinds)
· Power tool (1 kind)
· Audio / video application: No target
· Information, communication, office equipment (3 kinds)
· Lighting equipment (4 kinds)
· Wires and power cord: No object
· Switches for electrical equipment (1 kind)
· Power supply capacitor and power filter: No target
· Accessories and connection parts for electrical equipment: Not applicable
· Protective parts for electric appliances: No object
· Insulation transformer (2 kinds)
· Electric equipment (33 types)
· Audio and video appliances (9 types)
· Power tools: No target
· Information, communication, office equipment (19 kinds)
· Lighting equipment (4 kinds)
· Switches for electrical appliances: None
· Power supply capacitor and power filter: No target
· Accessories and connection parts for electrical equipment: Not applicable
· Protective parts for electric appliances: No object
· Isolation transformer: No target
· Electric equipment (14 kinds)
· Power tool (1 kind)
· Audio and video appliances (22 types)
· Information, communication, office equipment (21 kinds)
· Lighting equipment (1 kind)

Indication of electrical appliances subject to safety control

  • [Attachment 6] Other necessary indications (related to Article 29)
    1. Safety certification · Safety confirmation report · Mark of supplier conformity check
    2. Safety certification · Safety confirmation report number
    3. Model name
    4. Rated (Indication of product rating such as voltage, current, frequency, power consumption, capacity, etc.)
    5. Manufacturer’s name or importer’s name
    6. For double insulated appliances,
    7. For short-time ratings, the rated time
    8. An indication of when the product is manufactured (eg, the year of manufacture, the lot number, or an indication that the manufacturer can prove the date of manufacture)
    9. A / S Contact (Domestic contact with practical A / S)
  • Remarks
    1. If a transparent material is used as the packaging material so that the indication of the safety certification shown on the product, the indication of the safety confirmation report, and the indicator of the supplier conformity can be clearly seen, Supplier may not make the indicator of conformity check
    2. In the case where there are signs such as safety certification mark, safety certification mark, supplier conformity check mark on the surface of the product, marking of the product mark may be omitted from the first to ninth.

Safety Certification Body

  • Korea Institute of Machinery & Electric Testing (031) 428-8401 (http://www.ktc.re.kr)
  • Korea Industrial Technology Testing Center: 02) 860-1366 (http://www.ktl.re.kr)
  • Korea Chemical Fusion Test Institute: 031) 679-9593 (http://www.ktr.or.kr)

Related Laws

  • Electrical Appliance Safety Management Act  (Check) 
  • Enforcement Decree of Electrical Appliance Safety Management Act  (Check)
  • Enforcement Regulations of the Safety Management Act for Electrical Appliances  (Check)
  • Electric appliance safety management management tips  (check) 
  • Handling standards for non-conformity of electrical appliance safety standards  (check)

B. Conformity Assessment System for Broadcasting and Communication Equipment

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Outline of the system

The conformity assessment system for broadcasting and communication equipment is based on Article 58-2 of the Radio Law, and is divided into three types of certification: conformity certification, conformity certification, and provisional certification.
Anyone who intends to sell, or sells, or imports broadcasting communication equipment shall be certified as a conformity certification, conformity registration or provisional certification corresponding to the applicable provision

Conformity Assessment System for Broadcasting and Communication Equipment   (Check)

Compliance Certification
If you intend to manufacture, sell, or import equipment that is likely to cause harmful interference to the radio environment, broadcasting network, etc., or which is likely to cause serious electromagnetic interference or that is likely to interfere with normal operation from electromagnetic waves, Application by electronic application

Fit registration
Any person who intends to manufacture, sell or import broadcasting and communication equipment that is not subject to conformity certification shall be registered as an electronic application by attaching a certificate confirming conformity with the conformity assessment standard (attached Form No. 6) to the head of the National Institute of Radiological Research

Provisional certification
If there is no conformity assessment standard for broadcasting and communication equipment, or if it is difficult to evaluate the conformity due to any other reasons, conformity is assessed according to domestic and international standards, specifications and technical standards, Can import and sell

편집
Field required documents Examples of Target Equipment Related Laws
Compliance Certification – Test report
– (issued by the designated testing institute or the MRA contracting state testing institute)
– Appearance
– Parts layout or photo
– Schematic
– Agency designation
– Wireless phone alarm auto receiver
– Radars for ship stations
– cellphone
– Modems, etc.
Article 58-2 of the Radio Law and Article 3 (1) of the Notification on Conformity Assessment,
Fit registration – a certificate of conformity assessment
– Agency designation
Computer equipment and peripherals, broadcasting reception equipment, electric appliances, etc. Article 58-2 of the Radio Waves Act and Article 3 (2) of Announcement on Conformity Assessment,
Measuring equipment, industrial equipment, connectors, etc. Article 58-2 of the Radio Waves Act and Article 3 of Article 3 of the Notification on Conformity Assessment,
Provisional certification – Technical manual
– Self-test result manual
– User’s Manual
– Appearance
– Schematic
– Parts layout or photo
– Agency designation
Newly developed equipment without conformity assessment criteria Article 58-2 of the Radio Law and Notice of Conformity Assessment Article 11

All conformity assessment applications can be filed at the E-Civil Affairs Center of the Future Creation Sciences Department.

C. How to display KC mark

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National integrated certification mark Basic figure design method and color

The figure size of the national integrated certification mark can be reproduced by the proposed grid and can be adjusted according to the size of the conforming product, but the vertical height of the certification mark can not be less than 5mm.
However, when using extremely small products such as magnetic field devices or black insignias (such as stamps, tines, engraving), the vertical height of the certification mark can be adjusted according to the size of the product to be applied.

All conformity assessment applications can be filed at the E-Civil Affairs Center of the Future Creation Sciences Department.

How to display

  • The mark of the national integrated certification mark shall be printed or stamped on the surface of the applicable product for easy understanding.
  • If it is difficult to display the national integrated certification mark on the surface of the applicable product or if the actual buyer purchases a large quantity and directly uses the product, there is no possibility of circulation on the market.