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.

What is PSC

PSC certification is a mandatory consumer products safety approval that applies to nearly all consumer products sold in Japan.

Consumer products are subject to the product accident provisions and reporting according to the DENAN Act (Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Act) issued by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

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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PSC Diamond Mark

The PSC Diamond Mark is the mandatory marking for products which are classified as Special Specified Products.

 

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Product categories that pose the highest risk to consumer safety are designated as “Special Specified Products” and require third-party assessment by a METI-Registered Conformity Assessment Body (Registered CAB).

 

PSC Circle Mark

The PSC Circle Mark is the mandatory marking for Specified Products. The manufacturer tests the product according to the applicable standards of DENAN and then use a Self-Declaration process to declare product conformity.

 

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Which Products need a PSC certificate?

Nearly all consumer products sold in Japan need a PSC certificate. Products designated as Special Specified Products or Specified Products need to be marked.

Special Specified Products:

  • Portable Lasers
  • Cribs for Infants
  • Hot Water Circulators for Baths
  • Lighters

Specified Products:

  • Pressure Cookers
  • Helmets (for Motorized Bicycles or Motorcycles)
  • Climbing Ropes
  • Oil Heaters
  • Oil Water Heaters
  • Oil Bath Boilers

 

How Does the PSC Certification Process Work?

The DENAN act defines the certification process of the PSC Diamond Mark. Below you will find an overview of the most important steps of PSC certification. For more detailed information please look here here. (Link to certification process)

 

 

The product tests as well as the PSC certification process itself are carried out by METI designated CABs.

The process of PSC certification according to the Japanese DENAN act is complex and can be challenging. Efficient communication with the Japanese authorities as well as the accurate preparation of all relevant documents and test samples are essential for the successful application and implementation of the PSC certification and marking.

 

Reporting of Accidents

If major accidents occur involving consumer products, such as fire or fatal injury, the importer or manufacturer of the involved product must submit an accident report to the Japanese government.

Furthermore, all businesses that are selling, repairing or installing consumer products are obliged to inform the manufacturer or importer as soon as they become aware of any major accidents.

 

Our Service Package for Your PSC Certification

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

  • We will check for you if your product is subject to PSC Certification
  • We will prepare a non-binding offer for PSC 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 CAB
  • We support the preparation of the factory audit which is performed by the CAB
  • 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 PSC 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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