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.

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Mazda-Toyota invests $830 million in Alabama plant, USA

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, the recently formed joint venture between the two automakers, has announced an additional $830 million investment in its new plant in Alabama, in the southeastern United States. The state governor, Kay Ivey, said the total investment in the new plant now amounts to $2.3 billion. Originally planned was an investment of 1.6 billion US dollars. The additional funds are to be used for modern production technology and training of the up to 4,000 workers.

 

 

The production facility is currently under construction, but 600 employees have already been contracted. Mark Brazeal, vice president of administration at Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, said the company is preparing to start production next year and hopes to establish a good, long-term relationship with the new employees and provide them with employment for many years to come.

In 2018, the two Japanese automakers had chosen Huntsville, Alabama, as the site for their new, giant factory. At full capacity, up to 300,000 vehicles per year can roll off the production line there. The capacities are divided equally between a new Toyota SUV model and a Mazda crossover SUV, which has not yet been presented. Initially, it was planned to produce the Toyota Corolla at the plant, but the company has since changed its plans. Several US states had applied for the location of the new project. The decision in favor of Alabama was made because of a combination of lucrative subsidies, a favorable workforce and an attractive environment for large companies. MPR China Certification GmbH is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main and has offices in London, Salzburg, Chicago, Anaheim, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The subsidiary of MPR China Certification GmbH in Chicago, China Certification Corporation, offers certification services for the American market. In addition to the USA, the company also serves Canada and Mexico.

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


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