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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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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Korean retail sales up in spring

According to multiple sources, Korea’s three largest retailers, Lotte, Shinsegae and Hyundai saw their sales increase an average of 87 percent year-over-year during the first weekend of March. This random sample found that sales even slightly surpassed 2019 levels, when there was no Covid-19. Lotte, for example, saw a 9 percent increase, Shinsegae 14 percent and Hyundai 5.3 percent. Revenue was led by affluent customers buying luxury and electronic items after a large proportion of them had not made major expenditures for almost a year. In the lower price segment, new clothing and cosmetics were in high demand.



In Lotte shopping centers, cosmetics sales increased 91 percent, luxury items increased 143 percent, and home appliances and furniture increased 49 percent. Demand for cosmetics under the SKW100,000 or $87.5 threshold was stronger than ever. Consumers bought these more at shopping malls as duty-free stores remained closed and during the dry spring weather, many shoppers increased their use of skin care products. At Shinsegae Shopping Center, sales of luxury items climbed 109.9 percent and home appliances 75.7 percent. Sales of women’s clothing more than doubled. All figures are for the same period last year, the first weekend of March.

Convenience stores have also seen their wine sales increase recently. Many consumers are treating themselves to some luxury at home, as eating and drinking in restaurants is limited or impossible due to the pandemic.

Products made or imported in South Korea require Korea certification before sale. These can be consumer goods such as electronics, but food products also fall under these legal regulations. KC certification, or Korea Certification, is primarily about identifying and containing a potential risk to consumer health and safety. We will be pleased to advise you without obligation regarding a Korea Certification and would be delighted to carry it out for you.

If you need assistance or have any questions regarding Korean certifications like KC, KC EMC, KCs or KCs for explosion safety products, feel free to contact us any time.

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Julian Busch

About the author: Julian Busch is the founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH

Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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