Certification in South Korea


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Certification in South Korea

In South Korea, the development of standards and regulations is overseen by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS).

Today Korea has over 20,000 standards (KS). Majority of regulatory documents and standards are written in Korean.
Korea also has generally accepted international standards, such as ISO, IEC.

The entire conformity assessment system is regulated by the Korea National Standards Act. KATS oversees the development and implementation of Korean policies and acts as an accreditation body through various accreditation schemes.
Important! It is very important to correctly determine the regulations and standards that apply to a product or service. In Korea, technical regulations and standards are regulated by individual ministries that are directly related to the regulated industry.

There are 11 ministries and agencies in South Korea.

Conformity assessment and labeling.

In total, in South Korea there are two types of goods labeling: KS and KC.
The presence of one of these markings indicates that the product complies with Korean standards.

The KS mark indicates compliance with applicable industry standards (KS). It can be provided by a certification body by the Korean Standards Association (KSA). In general, obtaining the KS brand is not mandatory, it is rather a voluntary measure.

The marking of the COP was introduced on July 1, 2009. Since 2011, this mark has combined all previously used mandatory certification marks. That is, its presence is mandatory if the product is subject to regulations that regulate the safety and quality of products (goods) sold on the Korean market.

Important! Korea is closely integrated into the world market, therefore, its standards and regulations overlap with international requirements and standards. However, as in any country, there are peculiarities in terms of labeling, description of goods.

By contacting MASCERT, you are guaranteed to receive assistance in obtaining a certificate for your goods for import into the territory of South Korea. For a more detailed acquaintance with the list of services provided, please see our presentation.

The import of products into South Korea is accompanied by its compulsory certification. The importer is obliged to provide confirmation that his product complies with the norms and standards in force in that country. It should be noted that in the case of Korea, this process may be accompanied by difficulties due to the large number of existing standards in the country. There are more than 20,000 of them, while international standards ISO, IEC are also valid.

How to get product quality confirmation for import to Korea?

If you want to avoid being versed in thousands of current regulations, complex documentation and other nuances of the certification process, which is peculiar to this country, entrust the task to professionals and get the result in the right time. Depending on the type of product and the purpose of its export, we will select the appropriate standards for assessment; we will take care of all the paperwork and interaction with the ministries that regulate this industry. There are two types of marking to obtain a certificate in South Korea – KS and KC. The presence of one of them is a fairly significant confirmation that the goods imported into the territory fully comply with current Korean standards.

Confirm the safety of your product with minimal hassle

The certification body MASTCERT has 9 years of experience in this field and the necessary authority to conduct inspections and issue legally binding conclusions. We effectively organize the process in order to minimize the involvement of the client, draw up documentation in accordance with applicable regulations and issue a certificate for the implementation of your export plans.

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