South Korea Publishes Changes in Conformity Assessment Procedure for Telecom Equipment
On July 24, 2019, the National Radio Research Agency (RRA) of South Korea released Notice №2019-12 with the amendments to the Conformity Assessment of Broadcasting and Telecommunications Equipment. This Notice came in force from July 24, 2019.
The key points include:
1. Reclassification of Conformity Assessment Type for some equipment including three conformity assessment types (Conformity Certification; Conformity Registration; Interim of Conformity (Verification):
Reclassification of 22 types of categories of radio equipment for radio stations that can be opened without notification corresponding to the technical standards of wireless facilities from conformity certification to conformity registration.
Reclassification of 2 types of automobile equipment and other lighting products from Conformity Registration to self-test method.
2. Other system improvements, for example:
expansion of subjects
simplification of conformity assessment procedures and documents
clarification of subjected equipment
3. Revision of labeling requirements. If a manufacturer does not attach the KC mark (it was mandatory before) on imported products, it can pass custom clearance. However, the importers must provide the KC mark sticker to the end-user to place this KC mark sticker on the imported product surface.
The official document is available here.
The information has been prepared by the GMA Consult Group team.
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