What is the JIS Mark Certification?

JIS Mark Certification Procedure

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. The Japanese Industrial Standards are issued by JISC – Japanese Industrial Standards Committee.


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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You can also watch this video on our Video Channel.

The product has to be marked with the applicable JIS Mark:




How does the JIS Mark certification process work?

The JIS Mark Certification includes sample testing and a factory audit may also be required depending on the type of certification.

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




The Factory Audit will be conducted by a Registered Certification Body (RCB). The product testing also has to be done in the test laboratory of the RCB. If the manufacturer has its own internal test lab there is the possibility to do witness tests during the factory audit.

A Periodic Certification Maintenance Surveillance (Follow-Up) is necessary to keep the JIS Mark certificate valid.

Here you can find more information on the certification process.


Which products are covered by JIS Mark?

The JIS Mark is covering a wide range of products which are mainly categorized in the following groups:

  • Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Railway Engineering
  • Shipbuilding
  • Ferrous Materials and Metallurgy
  • Nonferrous Materials and Metallurgy
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Mining
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Management System
  • Ceramics
  • Domestic Wares
  • Medical Equipment and Safety Appliances
  • Aircraft and Aviation
  • Information Processing
  • Service
  • Miscellaneous


Our Service Package for Your JIS Mark Certification

Are you interested in the certification of products for the Japanese market? Then please do not hesitate to contact us:

  • We will check if your product is subject to JIS Mark
  • We will prepare a non-binding offer for JIS Mark certification to give you an idea of the costs and effort involved
  • We will guide you through the complete certification process
  • We handle all communication with the Japanese authorities
  • We will advise you on filling out the application documents
  • We handle the product tests with the RCB
  • We support the preparation of the factory audit which is performed by the RCB
  • We will support you with the required marking
  • We pay all application and testing fees to the Japanese authorities
  • We make sure that your certification process runs as smoothly and quickly as possible and that your efforts are kept to a minimum


Need More Information?

For more details please read our free information package “Japan Certification Made Easy“ which can be downloaded here.

We are happy to support you with the JIS Mark certification and we are also available for any questions you may have. Please send us an email or call us at +49 69 2713769 258 for Europe and +1 773 654 2673 for USA.

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