PSE/PSC

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.

Radio/Telecommunication

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.

MPR INTERNATIONAL

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.

JIS Certification Process

JIS Certification Procedure

Product testing and on-site factory audits are essential parts of the JIS Certification.

For products that are produced as mass products a sample test for every product unit will be conducted. For a Lot certification there is the possibility that the Registered Certification Body will do a test for every lot or batch.

 

 

Initial Conformity Assessment Certification Maintenance Surveillance Product Example
Product Testing Factory Audit
General Certification Sample Test Yes Yes Mass produced Products
Lot Certification (1) Sample Test Yes No Imported lots, Limited products
Lot Certification (2) Test for all items Possible to omit No Imported lots, Limited Products

 

Here is a brief Video about the JIS Mark Certification for product exports to Japan,

presented by Julian Busch, director of MPR International GmbH / China Certification Corporation:

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The JIS Mark Certification Process

  1. Documentation and Application Submission
  2. Initial Conformity Assessment
    1. Factory Audit
    2. Product Testing
  3. Certification Agreement
  4. Issue of Certificate

 

The Registered Certification Body (RCB) auditors will decide whether a paper audit or an on-site factory audit is required.

Product tests must be conducted in an RCB laboratory. If on-site audit is required there is also the possibility of doing a witness test during the audit.

 

Periodic Certification Maintenance Surveillance (Follow-Up)

A JIS Certification Maintenance Surveillance must be conducted a minimum of every 3 years. The surveillance inspection will require new product tests and a factory audit.

In addition to the JIS Certification Maintenance Surveillance a Temporal Certification Maintenance Surveillance can be requested if:

  • The specification of a certified product or quality management system is changed.
  • When the corresponding JIS Standard is revised.
  • If there are complaints from a third party.
  • If the RCB considers it necessary.

 

Change Management and Adding New Products

If you want to add new products that do not have a JIS Mark Certification yet, a new initial certification for these products will have to be applied for. This will also involve product testing and factory audits.

If changes are made to a certified product that has a JIS Mark a change application must be submitted. The responsible RCB will then decide whether new product tests and a factory audit are necessary.

 

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