Brief: Since the 1980s, Korea has gradually established and improved its own automotive product certification system with reference to the international typical automotive product management system. Korean automotive product certification includes mandatory certification (environmental certification, energy certification) and self-certification (KMVSS safety certification).
The mandatory certification regulations stipulate that any vehicle entering the Korean market must pass the safety, environmental, and energy labels, which are regulated by the Ministry of Organic Land Transportation (MOLIT), the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MOE), and the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE), respectively. For electric vehicles, they are required to pass a subsidy evaluation test supervised by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MOE), and the MOE grants subsidies to those that pass the test, the amount of which varies according to policy.
For automotive parts entering the aftermarket, in addition to self-certification based on KMVSS and KC mark (products including auto glass, headlights, seat belts, brake pads, brake hoses, etc.), KC (Korea Certification) certification (products such as brake fluid, jacks, tires) regulated by the Ministry of Industry is also required. For in-vehicle communication devices, KC radio certification regulated by RRA (products such as wifi, 2g/3g/4g modules, Bluetooth keys, etc.) is required.
Since 2016, ATIC's Regulatory Research Department has been continuously tracking and researching Korean KMVSS, MOE, MOTIE and subsidy policies and regulations, and has formed a complete set of regulatory tracking solutions. We are able to provide one-stop services such as regulatory lists, regulatory translations, regulatory subscriptions and regulatory updates to ensure that domestic OEMs can quickly respond to changes in Korean regulations.
JANUARY 2023 KOREAN REGULATORY UPDATES AT A GLANCE
There are a total of 8regulatory updates this time, all of which are official regulation updates, as follows:
Before update - old regulation number and version information
After update - new regulation number and version information
Energy use rationalization method
Enforcement Decree of the Energy Use Rationalization Act
Presidential Decree No.31576
Presidential Decree No.33236
Technical standards for type approval and product inspection of fire extinguishers
Fire Service Notification No. 2022-27
Fire Service Notification No. 2023-5
Announcement on conformity assessment of broadcasting and communication equipment
RRA Notice No.2022-14
RRA Notice No.2023-3
Road Traffic Act Enforcement Rules
MOPAS ordinance No.365
MOPAS ordinance No.317
Regulations on requirements, etc. for environmentally friendly vehicles
MOTIE Notice 2022-197
MOTIE Notice 2023-09
Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemical Substances
Enforcement Decree of the Electronic and Electrical Products and Automobile Resource Circulation Law
Presidential Decree No.33026
Presidential Decree No.33187
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JANUARY 2023 KOREAN REGULATORY UPDATE
Technical standards for type approval and product inspection of fire extinguishers Fire Service Notification No. 2023-5：
A. PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic Acid) Detection Test Regulations (Article 8)
- Currently, only PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) is restricted, and PFOA will also be restricted.
B. Introduction of high temperature test for automotive fire extinguishers (new Article 30.2)
- After being left at 79 ± 3 ℃ for 7 days, there must be no pressure leakage during a 1-hour air tightness test at a temperature of (20 ± 2) ℃.
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