The Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) announced on August 25, 2008 that the National Standards Committee will implement a new national certification mark from July 2009 to December 2010, marked "KC Mark".
The new logo is called KC Mark, on behalf of Korea Certification. The current 13 mandatory signs will be finalized under this new sign. One of the results of this initiative is to reduce supplier spending on certification fees, so that South Korea KC Mark gradually become a world brand certification. But there are shortcomings, the recently issued KCC logo, will only be implemented for several years only, will eventually be unified to the new KC logo.
KC Mark certifies future implementation plans
December 2008: Update of national basic regulations and existing laws
July 2009: MKE began to implement national unified logo
January 2009 - December 2010: Improve regulations related to certification standards
January 2011: Complete National Unification Mark to All Mandatory Certification
KC Mark certified product catalog
KC Mark Certification Products List (KC certified product catalog) According to the "Korea Electrical Safety Management Law" provides that since January 1, 2009 electrical safety certification is divided into mandatory certification and self-discipline (voluntary) two kinds of certification.
Mandatory certification means that all electronic products belonging to a mandatory product must be certified by KC Mark before they can be sold in the Korean market, and are subject to factory inspection and product sampling tests every year.
Self-discipline (voluntary) certification means that all electronic products belonging to a voluntary product are tested and certified without a factory review. The certificate is valid for 5 years.
Application for KC Mark certification requires submission of technical information
KC MARK certification will replace EK MIC MARK certification
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Among the most influential, Korea will classify AV (AV) products, partial information (IT) products, and originally non-mandatory Power Supplies for Personal Computers as "Voluntary Safety Verification" and the certificate is valid for five years The Has applied for EK mark audio and video products and some information products, will be issued in the Korean unit of the system automatically into a new category, and the certificate expires for January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013.
In addition, South Korea on July 1, 2009, the original EK mark unified for the KC (Korea Certification) mark certification, because the sign conversion does not affect the certification safety standards, so the original certificate does not need to update the version of the original action, but the original EK mark certification will only be used until June 30, 2011, after the product nameplate on the logo must be converted to KC MARK certification before sales in South Korea.