The PSE Mark is a mandatory safety and EMC approval for electrical products sold on the Japanese market. PSC certification is a mandatory consumer products safety approval that applies to nearly all consumer products sold in Japan.


The Telecommunication and Radio Certification for Japan is the approval needed for wireless radio and telecommunication equipment in Japan and covers all products which utilize the radio spectrum and operate under 3 THz.

JIS Certification

The JIS Mark is a mandatory certification based on product certification that verifies the conformity of products according to the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS). JIS covers industrial and mineral products, data, services and management systems under the Industrial Standardization Act of Japan.

VCCI Mark Certification

The VCCI Mark is a voluntary certification for IT equipment in Japan and a well-regarded indicator for high quality standards. Only members of the VCCI council can apply for this certification.

Japan RoHS

Manufactures and Importers of certain types of products for the Japanese market are required to make sure their products are in compliance with the Japan RoHS Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources in Japan and the compulsory Industry Standard JIS C 0950.


With our many years of experience, we support you efficiently in your certification projects from the application to the receipt of the certificate. Our experienced consultants will guide you accurately through your certification process and are always available to assist you.

Japanese automakers focus on Chinese market

The Chinese economy has recovered faster than expected from the effects of the global coronavirus outbreak. This is also reflected in the recently increasing sales figures for new vehicles. Leading car manufacturers are therefore focusing on the Chinese market and want to sell their vehicles there. At the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, which took place at the end of September, manufacturers presented a range of SUVs and electric vehicles for the Chinese market. Among others, the Honda SUV e:concept celebrated its premiere at the exhibition. Developed independently at Honda’s research center in Guangzhou, China, the new electric vehicle leads the model strategy for the Chinese market. Honda also plans to produce the vehicle in China and export it worldwide.



Nissan CEO Uchida participated via video conference in the presentation of seven new models for the Chinese market. The vehicles are scheduled to be launched by 2022. The Chairman of Volkswagen China also sees potential for his brand in the local automotive market. The Volkswagen Group’s global sales currently amount to around 45 percent for China, with Nissan achieving 60 percent in April and 30 percent in July. According to the Association of Chinese Automobile Manufacturers, sales of new vehicles slumped by 79 percent in February due to the corona virus. However, numerous government incentives have had an effect, and sales figures were back in the double digits as early as May. Developments in China contrast sharply with the markets in Japan, the USA and Europe, where the recovery is progressing only slowly.

In February and March of this year, when the outbreak of the corona virus in China was at its peak, car manufacturers around the world were affected by delayed deliveries and production downtimes by Chinese suppliers. After the situation in China had recovered and in view of the sharp rise in sales figures, many automobile groups have resumed or even increased their involvement in the Chinese market. In many cases, JIS certification is required for vehicles and components produced in Japan. JIS certification is a mandatory certification that verifies the conformity of products according to Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS). Since 2005, MPR International GmbH has been supporting companies worldwide with certifications for the Asian market, including Japan and China. We offer comprehensive support for the most frequently required certifications for Japan. Our experienced international team is happy to answer your questions about Japanese certifications.

If you need assistance with product certifications for the Japanese market (JIS certificationPSE/PSC certification) or have any questions, send us an email.

Julian Busch

About the author: Julian Busch is the founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH

Publisher: MPR International GmbH