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Korea 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 impacts 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 replaced the previous 140 different test marks.
The KC Mark and the corresponding KC Certificate are similar to the European CE mark and are 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 “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.
Products which require a KC Label, are obliged to be checked in accordance with the “Quality Management and Safety Control of Industrial Products Act” and the “Electric Appliances Safety Act”.
The KC Safety Certification System covers three product groups: consumer goods, children’s products and electronic products. You can find more info on the latter on our page KC Certification for Electronic Products.
Consumer products which might be harmful to the health or safety of the consumer by their usage or through their characteristics, or if they pose a pollution risk to the environment, need to get a KC certification (KC Mark).
Example products which need a KC Korea Certificate for South Korea:
Other consumer goods that are required to have the KC label include automotive spare parts in the following categories:
The most important documents, which will be used for the KC certification in South Korea are the Korean “Motor Vehicle Management Act” and the “Korea Motor Vehicle Safety Standard” (KMVSS). The “Motor Vehicle Management Act” deals with the various kinds of vehicles and their registration, as well as the general information about safety standards and self-certification. The “Korea Motor Vehicle Safety Standard” lists the technical features of vehicles and the applicable safety standards.
If the product has been successfully certified for the South Korean market, the KC label is required to be displayed on the product. Depending on the type of certification the KC logo should normally be marked in blue or gold and together with the certificate number.
Additionally, it is usually required that certain product information, like model name, manufacturer and rated voltage, are marked on the label as well. The information must be in Korean, while English is optional.
If you are interested in certifying your products for the South Korean market, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
South Korea KC Certification Service: email@example.com
Contact Person: Mr. SIZ LEE
Tel: 86-158 1855 4403