KC for Electronic Products

We support world leading manufacturers in the rapid certification of electronic products for the Korean market.

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KC-EMC Certification

We clarify the requirements for your product and ensure that your product is certified quickly and reliably.

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KCs - Korea Certification Mark for machines

Korea Certification is an excellent partner for KCs certification for machines. We ensure that you get your product approved quickly and reliably.

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KEMCO Certification

Korea Certification ist der ideale, strategische Partner für die KEMCO Zertifizierung. Wir unterstützen Sie bei allen Schritten zum koreanischen Energieeffizienz-Label.

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Training

Korea Certification offers customized certification training to fit your company needs. Our trainer will come to your location and provide the training, up to date information and pass on valuable tips from our many years of experience. Call us today to learn more!

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MPR International

Since 2005, MPR International GmbH has been supporting companies around the world in obtaining the required product certifications for the Asian markets. With a strong team located worldwide, we can offer you the best solution for your enquiries.

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What is KC Certification

1. What is the KC Certification?

South Korea is one of the most important and innovative industrial nations in the world. In order to get market access many products that enter the South Korean market are required to be tested and certified. The KC Certification (Korea Certification) focuses on prevention and reduction of risks regarding safety, health or impact on the environment.

Before 2009 there were 13 different certification systems by different government organizations and some even partially overlapped. In 2009 the government of South Korea decided to introduce the KC Mark and to replace the previous 140 different test marks.

The KC Mark and the corresponding KC Certificate are similar to the European CE mark and is valid for 730 different products such as automotive parts, machines and many electronic products. This test mark confirms that the product meets the relevant Korean Safety Standard, called K Standard. K Standard requirements are often similar to the respective IEC Standard (Standard of International Electrotechnical Commission). Although the IEC Standard is similar, it is important to confirm that the Korean requirements are also met before importing or selling to South Korea.

The KC certification is a so-called manufacturer-based certification, meaning that there is no differentiation between the manufacturer and the applicant. Once the certification process has been completed, it will be the actual manufacturer and factory that appears on the certificate.

Here is a brief Video about the KC certification for product exports to Korea,

presented by Julian Busch, director of MPR International GmbH / China Certification Corporation:

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2. KC Certification authorities

The “Korean Agency for Technology and Standards” (KATS) is responsible for the KC Certification in South Korea. It is part of the “Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy” (MOTIE). KATS is establishing the regulatory framework for the market launch of different consumer goods to ensure the consumers’ safety. Additionally, they are also responsible for drafting standards and international coordination efforts around standardization.

Products which require a KC Label are required to be checked in accordance with the “Quality Management and Safety Control of Industrial Products Act” and the “Electric Appliances Safety Act”.

There are three main bodies that are accredited as certification bodies and permitted to conduct product tests, factory audits and issue certificates. These are the „Korea Testing and Research Institute“ (KTR), the „Korea Testing Laboratory“ (KTL) and „Korea Testing Certification“ (KTC).

 

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