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.
NOVEMBER 2022 KOREAN REGULATORY UPDATES AT A GLANCE
There are a total of 13regulatory 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
Part Safety Standards for Autonomous Driving Systems
KMVSS Article 111-3
KMVSS Article 111-3
Enforcement decree of Noise and Vibration Control Act
Presidential Decree No.30248
Presidential Decree No.33023
Automobile Management Act
Regulations on certification and investigation of automobiles and automobile parts
MOLIT Notice 2022-477
MOLIT Notice 2022-654
Technical standards for type approval and product inspection of fire extinguishers
Fire Service Notification No. 2019-63
Fire Service Notification No. 2022-27
Vehicle Registration Rules
MOLIT ordinance No.1118
MOLIT ordinance No.1161
Road traffic act
Road sign rules
MOLIT Ordinance No.882
MOLIT Ordinance No.1159
Enforcement Decree of the Automobile Management Act
Presidential Decree No.32790
Presidential Decree No.33049
Regulations on requirements, etc. for environmentally friendly vehicles
MOTIE Notice 2022-170
MOTIE Notice 2022-197
Electronic and Electrical Products and Automobile Resource Circulation Law
Enforcement Decree of the Electronic and Electrical Products and Automobile Resource Circulation Law
Presidential Decree No.32528
Presidential Decree No.33026
Enforcement Rules of the Air Conservation Act
MOE Ordinance No.992
MOE Ordinance No.1003
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOVEMBER 2022 KOREAN REGULATORY UPDATE:
Rules on the performance and standards of automobiles and automobile parts MOLIT ordinance No.1160：
KMVSS Articles 111-3, Safety standard for partially automated driving systems for passenger cars: revision of the technical requirements for automated driving in passenger cars, with the aim of progressively harmonising UN R157, reducing the burden of developing and manufacturing automated vehicles separately and enabling the production of automated vehicles with international standard levels of safety.
Enforcement Rules of the Air Conservation Act MOE Ordinance No.1003：
In order to promote the reduction of inhalable particulate matter emissions by strengthening the management of automobile exhaust emissions, the allowable standard of soot emissions for regular inspection of large diesel vehicles formulated after September 1, 2016 in the allowable standard of operating vehicle emissions has been strengthened from 20% to 10%, and the nitrogen oxide sensor is used in the inspection of diesel vehicle exhaust emissions; In order to check whether the relevant components of the selective reduction catalytic device (SRC) such as urea related sensors are operating normally, inspection items have been added to try to improve and perfect some imperfections in the operation of the current system.
*SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction): a device that converts nitrogen oxides (NOX) in the tail gas into oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) through the catalytic reaction of urea and nitrogen oxides to reduce nitrogen oxides".
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