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.


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PSE/PSC Certification Process

What are the steps for obtaining a PSE approval and PSC approval?

There is a wide range of products groups that need to apply for a PSE approval or PSC approval in Japan. Even though the process might slightly differ from product to product the core process can be described as follows:

  1. Preparation and review of application documents
  2. Submission of application to the Japanese authority
  3. Conformity assessment including product testing and on-site factory inspection
  4. Issue of statement of conformity
  5. Marking and labeling of the product(s)



How must the product be marked after obtaining a PSE approval?

The PSE or PSC mark must be applied in accordance with the Enforcement Rules of the Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law, Article 17, and Appendix Tables 5, 6 and 7 of the Enforcement Rules of Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law, Article 17.

For long-term use consumer products, it is important that the standard period of use, the recommended frequency of inspections, and the contact information of the manufacturer are shown on the marking.

For some electronic products manufacturers and importers are required to put warnings on the product regarding product deterioration over time and the standard period of use in relation to product design.

Here is a brief Video about the PSE/PSC 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.

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