Korea

Compatibility Certification for Broadcasting and communications equipment (KC)
The KC mark is a certification based on the Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law Enforcement that allows the production and sale of products only with this safety certification. The purpose is to protect the public (consumers) from threats and obstacles such as electric shock and fire due to faulty electrical appliances by evaluating whether to produce the same products with certified products consistently and reliably.
Mark
- Electrical Appliances Safety Certification
It is a compulsory certification system. According to this system, those who manufacture the electrical goods or those who manufacture the electrical goods which are subjects for the safety certification and export them to Korea shall acquire the safety certification by model in accordance with the Ordinance of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. The product test to verify the safety standard conformity and factory inspection before shipment to ensure the maintenance of quality are required.
- Electrical Appliances Safety Confirmation
It is an advanced certification management system under the amended Electrical Appliances Safety Control Act (enforcement on January 1, 2009), which classifies electrical appliances safety management system into mandatory Safety Certification and Self-regulatory Safety Confirmation in accordance with hazardousness  level of appliances, and made appliances in lower risk of hazardousness level be subject to the Electrical Appliances Safety Confirmation scheme, thus the factories can register their products to market them with less restriction.
- Supplier’s Conformity Confirmation
It is a system for a manufacturer or an importer to sell or import electrical appliances after confirming the safety per a model for oneself before release or customs clearance. The product test can be performed by oneself or the 3rd party.
-Target items
Wires and cords, electrical equipment switch, electrical equipment for AC, power supply capacitors, parts and connection parts for electrical appliances, components to protect  electrical appliances, isolation transformers, electric home appliances, power tools, audio, video, application equipment, lighting equipment, etc.
Energy efficiency certification
Energy consumption efficiency grade indication system is the compulsory report system to promote consumers to purchase highly efficient energy-saving products, and manufacturers or importers to produce and sell the energy-saving products in stage of production or importing.
- Target items
Refrigerators, washing machines, television sets, adapters and chargers, etc.
Mark 1
High-efficiency certification is a voluntary certificate system for high-efficiency energy equipment that meets certain criteria of the energy efficiency and passes quality test by the government.
- Target items
Lighting fixtures with illumination automatic adjustment, pumps, inverters and intuitive LED lamps, etc.
Mark 2
Standby power reduction program is a mandatory reporting system for expanding the dissemination of products of excellent standby power reduction, which reduces standby power when not in use, and promoting the related technologies. 
- Target items
Computers, monitors, printers, bidets and router, etc.
KC
KC Certification Service
1. Procedure and system to evaluate the suitability of telecommunication devices being manufactured, imported and sold in Korea based upon a certain technical standard and regulation to certify the stability and reliability of product.
2. Classified into 3 broad group upon the risk (electromagnetic interference, network interference and human life safety: certification, registration and interim.
Certification
Materials that negatively affect on electromagnetic interference, network interference and human life safety or less impact on safety and service of communication network Same to the existing certification process / Applicable products :
Documents to be submitted to RRA
a. Application Form
b. Test Report
c. User’s manual
d. External/Internal Photos
e. Component layout diagram(or PCB Photos)
f. Circuit diagram
g. Authorization Letter(Local Representative)
h. Authorization Letter(Test Lab)
Registration
Materials with the limited range of use but being used in a particular area only
a. Tested by designated lab : Similar as the existing process, but the designated labs should keep the test report and all required docs, instead of submitting them to RRA
b. Self-Test : Some special industry products can be self-tested in any qualified labs (under ISO 17025), and Applicant should keep all docs.
Documents to be submitted to RRA
a. Application Form
b. Test Report
c. User’s manual
d. External/Internal Photos
e. Component layout diagram(or PCB Photos)
f. Circuit diagram
g. Authorization Letter(Local Representative)
h. Authorization Letter(Test Lab)
Interim
Limited certificate of new product without the evaluations standards; Materials officially certified within a certain period of time since the establishment of technical standards
Documents to be submitted to RRA
a. Application Form
b. Technological description
c. Test Report
d. User’s manual
e. External/Internal Photos
f. Component layout diagram(or PCB Photos)
g. Circuit diagram
h. Authorization Letter(Local Representative)
Conformity Assessment Mark
 
-Target items
radio equipment of radio paging bureau, transmission network equipment, DCE,  certain low power radio equipment, mobile subscriber's wireless telephone devices, wireless devices for RFID / USN, portable Internet radio equipment devices, devices of location-based server radio equipment, maritime radio equipment for mobile telephones, wireless devices of equipment for convenience stations, cordless phones, mobile radio communication equipment, radio equipment for emergency wireless telephone, personal digital communications
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