General information

Through our agreement with several National Certification Bodies for mutual recognition of test results we can easily issue the right test reports in order to get the applicable Korean certification mark.

Technical information



(220V for 3 phase only)

Frequency 60Hz
C Plugtype
F Plugtype

Certification mark(s)



DEKRA Local Support Yes
Capital Seoul
Language Korean
Currency Won (KRW)
Area 99,461 sq km
Population 48,754,657
Time UTC +9
GDP Value: $1.467 trillion (2010 est.) - Ranking: 13
Export volume Value: $466.3 billion f.o.b. (2010) - Ranking: 7
Export commodities semiconductors, wireless telecommunications equipment, motor vehicles, computers, steel, ships, petrochemicals
Import volume Value: $417.9 billion f.o.b. (2010 est.) - Ranking: 10
Import commodities machinery, electronics and electronic equipment, oil, steel, transport equipment, organic chemicals, plastics
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IECEE member Yes
CB scheme member (NCB) KTL, KTC, KTR, KOSHA, KGS
Applicable standards KC standards
Notification of Protective device
Manadatory safety certification (notice of ministry of employment and labor no. 2010-36)

- Based on IEC: Yes
Certification mark(s)

KC Mark scheme
Type 1) Safety Certification(same as before 2009)

Type 2) Self-Regulatory Safety Confirmation(new scheme)

Regulatory / Certification Requirements

Safety Mandatory Mandatory KC Mark approval
EMC Mandatory Mandatory KC Mark approval
Energy Efficiency

Partial mandatory  

Partial voluntary

Partial mandatory  

Partial voluntary
Explosion Safety Mandatory Mandatory KC Mark
Telecom Mandatory Mandatory KCC Mark approval
Wireless Mandatory Mandatory KCC Mark approval