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
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.
SEPTEMBER 2022 KOREAN REGULATORY UPDATES AT A GLANCE
There are a total of 5 regulatory updates this time, involving 1 draft and 4 formal regulatory updates, as follows:
Before update - old regulation number and version information
After update - new regulation number and version information
Vehicle Registration Decree
MOLIT ordinance No.1120 draft
MOLIT Notice 2022-1253 draft
Draft revision process public review phase, review period:2022/10/7～2022/11/16
Public comment period for the draft revision process, call for comments ends on 16 November 2022
Regulations on energy consumption efficiency measurement and rating standards and indications for automobile tires
MOTIE Notice 2021-237
MOTIE Notice 2022-165
Regulations on requirements, etc. for environmentally friendly vehicles
MOTIE Notice 2022-136
MOTIE Notice 2022-156
Customs Act Enforcement Decree
Presidential Decree No.32427
Presidential Decree No.32908
A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEPTEMBER 2022 KOREAN REGULATORY UPDATE:
Vehicle Registration Decree MOLIT Notice 2022-1253 draft：
In the case of renting a battery, the fact must be recorded in the registration register. In case of renting a battery, application for vehicle change registration is added.
Regulations on energy consumption efficiency measurement and rating standards and indications for automobile tires MOTIE Notice 2022-165:
The domestic efficiency test method of the tire efficiency rating system is different from ISO 23671, the international standard, and we intend to revise the domestic test method to solve the problem of double testing and costing when exporting.
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ATIC KOREA MOTOR VEHICLE CERTIFICATION SERVICE
ATIC is the first technical service provider in China to provide certification services for Korean vehicles and components, and has successfully provided services for many leading new energy vehicle brands. We provide technical services throughout the process of safety certification, environmental certification, fuel consumption labelling, subsidy assessment testing, KC certification and voluntary component certification.
ATIC GLOBAL HOMOLOGATION RESEARCH AND VEHICLE CERTIFICATION DEPARTMENT
ATIC Automotive Regulation Research and Vehicle Homologation Product Line is dedicated to global automotive regulation research, homologation procedure research and WVTA homologation project management.
Based on ATIC digital platform, our team provides a series of automotive compliance services including market access solutions, technical review, regulation interpretation, regulation database and update, training and Q&A, etc.
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