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 Mandatory Products

The PSC/PSE mark is a mandatory safety and EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility) approval for electrical products sold on the Japanese market. Currently there are 457 products that have been designated pursuant to the DENAN act. The products are divided into Category A (Specified Products) and Category B (Non-Specified Products).


Category A product groups that need a PSE Diamond Mark:

  • Cables and Cords
    • Rubber Insulated Cables and Cords
    • Synthetic Insulated Cables and Cords
  • Fuses
  • Wiring Devices
  • Current Limiters
  • Transformers, Ballasts
  • Electric Heating Appliances
  • Electric Motor-operated or Magnetically Driven Appliances
  • Electronic Appliances
  • Portable Engine Generators


Category B product groups that need a PSE Circle Mark:

  • Cables and Cords
    • Rubber Insulated Cables and Cords
    • Synthetic Insulated Cables and Cords
  • Conduits
    • Metal Conduits
    • Plastic Conduits
  • Fuses
  • Wiring Devices
  • Transformers and Ballasts
  • Small AC Electric Motors
  • Electric Heating Appliances
  • Electric Motor-Operated or Magnetically Driven Appliances
  • Appliances Using Light Sources
  • Electronic Appliances
  • AC Electric Appliances
  • Lithium-Ion Batteries

Nearly all consumer products sold in Japan need a PSC marking. 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


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