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South Korea

Capitalise on the market opportunities in South Korea

KoreaProduct safety requirements and regulations are put in place to reduce risks of injury, ensure safety during use and improve quality of life. Most products entering the Korean market must meet the relevant requirements of the authorities depending on the product scope. 

Regulations and compliance requirements can however pose challenges to companies who are looking to explore new markets in Korea. You can ensure that your products successfully meet the Korean standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. 

TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Korea. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access key markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

 

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  • Plug Types

    Type C

    Plug C 

    Type F

    Plug F

  • Environmental - Energy Efficiency

    Regulatory agency

    Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO)

    Regulations

    • Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) is mandatory energy efficient standards system developed to promote energy conservation. The products that do not meet MEPS are banned from production and sales. Non-compliance of this system would result in penalties.
    • The devices that are automatically switched to energy saving mode, minimises standby power and meet the standby power reduction standards are allowed to bear energy saving label. Those that do not meet the standards must bear warning labels.
    • High-efficiency Appliance Certification is for products that meet certain level of energy efficiency standard. This program is on a voluntary basis and aims to develop energy efficiency technology and to promote high-efficiency equipment.

    Guidelines

    • Testing for energy efficiency labelling must be performed by designated test laboratories, mostly in-country.
    • Reporting should be made to KEMCO.

    Applicable product categories

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Korean requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

  • Environmental - WEEE and ROHS

    Regulatory agency

    Ministry of Environment (MOE)

    Regulations

    • Compliance based on the Act on the Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Automobiles.
    • Notification is required.

    Guidelines

    • There is a regulated recycling ratio and listed banned hazardous substances.
    • Similar to European WEEE, RoHS and ELV. 

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Korean requirements and obtaining the necessary approval. TÜV SÜD can also support manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

  • Telecom & Wireless

    Regulatory agency

    National Radio Research Agency (RRA)

    Regulations

    • Applicable products are required to be certified and affixed with the KC Mark.
    • Type approval is required for terminal equipment. For radio facilities and equipment, it is necessary to obtain either type verification or type registration depending on the product. Type verification test should only be conducted by the Radio Research Agency (RRA).
    • EMC registration is required for IT equipment.

    Guidelines

    • A local representative is required.

    KC Mark procedure:

    • Apply for testing at designated test laboratory
    • Apply for certification
    • Submit essential documents
    • Obtain certification
    • Affix KC Mark on product

    Applicable product categories

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    Our services at a glance

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with Korean requirements and obtaining the necessary approval.

 

WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD has the expertise and laboratory infrastructure to support manufacturers in obtaining the necessary approvals and compliance in accordance to the South Korean standards and requirements. TÜV SÜD test reports are accepted for safety approval and recognised by relevant authorities internationally. TÜV SÜD also supports manufacturers in obtaining voluntary endorsement labels.

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