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. 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.
KOREAN AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCT 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.
OCTOBER 2022 KOREAN REGULATORY UPDATES AT A GLANCE
There are a total of 6regulatory 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
Rules on the performance and standards of automobiles and automobile parts
MOLIT ordinance No.906
MOLIT ordinance No.1155
Enforcement Rules of the Energy Use Rationalization Act
MOTIE ordinance No.449
MOTIE ordinance No.431
Automobile Management Act Enforcement Rules
MOLIT ordinance No.1120
MOLIT ordinance No.1155
Road traffic act
Road Traffic Act Enforcement Rules
MOPAS ordinance No.341
MOPAS ordinance No.353
Regulations on requirements, etc. for environmentally friendly vehicles
MOTIE Notice 2022-156
MOTIE Notice 2022-170
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCTOBER 2022 KOREAN REGULATORY UPDATE:
Rules on the performance and standards of automobiles and automobile parts MOLIT ordinance No.1155：
1. KMVSS Articles 15-3 and Articles 90-3, Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS): the scope of application of AEBS is planned to be extended to less than 3.5T, i.e. M1, N1 is also required to be equipped with AEBS.
2. KMVSS Articles 19 and Articles 32, Chassis and Bodywork: clarification of the methodological standards and display format for the display of gross vehicle weight and maximum load capacity for goods vehicles; in addition, to prevent accidents involving falling goods, the loading system of goods vehicles will be changed from an open structure to a closed structure.
3. KMVSS Articles 38-4, 39, 40-2 and 44-2, daytime running lights, reversing lights, outline lights, side marker lights: tractor-trailers are not required to install daytime running lights; specify the installation standards for reversing lights and side lights with a vehicle length of 6 metres; harmonise international standards by installing one end indicator light at the front and rear of the vehicle in the past and one at the left and right in the future end indicators so that their light-emitting surfaces face forward and backward, etc., improving vehicle lighting standards.
4. KMVSS Articles 91, 91-2, Articles 91-3 and 91-4, Articles 102 and 102-3, Fuel systems and occupant crash protection, frontal impact: new standards for safety in the event of vehicle overturning have been developed, and crash standards for trucks with a gross vehicle weight of up to 3.5 tonnes have been harmonised with international standards.
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