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Find out the meaning of certification marks such as KC, UL, REACH, ROHS, electromagnetic waves, etc. ---- Foram Dogwag

How do you purchase the food we eat?

Although there may be individual differences in price, quantity, visual, etc., the keyword ‘safety’ is

I think this is the most sensitive part in the era of well-being, which has already begun a long time ago.

As expected, there are domestic certification marks that I was not familiar with before.

Now, the era has come where most people check things out in person before purchasing them.


Representatively, this certification mark, called 'HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point)', is a mark indicating that safety management has been certified for the entire process from food production to distribution by Korea's food safety management agency.

If these certification marks were displayed on the packaging of the food we eat, we would be able to purchase with greater confidence, right?

In addition to food safety management certification, there are countless certification marks (organizations).

Among them, Korea has the ‘KC Certification (Korea Certification Mark )’ .

It is a nationally unified certification mark for each field such as safety, health, environment, and quality.

KC Mark | Source: Current Affairs Dictionary

In Korea, the national integrated certification mark was first introduced by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy on July 1, 2009, and from January 1, 2011, it was expanded to eight ministries, including the Ministry of Environment and the Korea Communications Commission.

Currently, the KC certification mark is a mandatory certification mark, so it is a certification that must be applied for if the product requires certification. For example, if you want to sell a cell phone charger, you must apply for both electronic product KC certification and electromagnetic wave KC certification.

There are about 730 products that require KC certification, including automobiles, home appliances, and telephones.

What about overseas?

CE certification mark

1, CE (European Customs Mark)

The CE (Conformite Europeenne) certification mark is a certification that must be obtained in the European Union (EU) market and must be marked with the CE mark. We are testing all aspects including hygiene, safety, health, and environment.


RoSH certification mark

2, RoHS

This is a certification mark indicating that electronic products exported to Europe are harmless to the human body when the content of six types of hazardous substances is below the standard, and was officially implemented on July 1, 2006. There are six hazardous substances: lead Pb, cadmium Cd, mercury Hg, hexavalent chromium Cr6+, polybrominated diphenyl ether PBDE, and polybrominated biphenyl PBB. All electrical and electronic equipment containing these hazardous substances cannot enter the EU market.

Source: UL certification site

3, UL (UL Safety Laboratory)

This is an abbreviation for Underwriters Laboratories and is a product certified by UL, an official American certification agency. UL Safety Laboratories is the world's most authoritative and private organization for safety testing and identification . If you want to sell a product that consumers want to recognize in the U.S. market, you will need UL certification to gain trust.

FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

4, FDA

It is an abbreviation for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for ensuring the safety of food, cosmetics, drugs, biological products, medical devices, and radioactive products produced or imported into the United States . This is a certification mark that can only be received if it meets FDA standards for the safety of cosmetics, food, etc.


FCC certification mark

5, F.C.C.

Short for Federal Communications Commission, it mainly deals with frequency allocation, transmitting station licensing, radio frequency licensing, and device certification. Many wireless applications, communications products, and digital products entering the U.S. market are inspected by importers and customs officials to ensure that each radio frequency device complies with FCC standards, the FCC License.


CCC certification mark

6, C.C.C.

3C certification, also known as China Compulsory Certification, is a product conformity assessment system that exists for the Chinese government to protect consumers' personal safety and national security, strengthen product quality control, and enforce laws. It has 157 products and 22 categories, including wires and cables, low-voltage electrical appliances, information technology equipment, safety glass, and fire protection products.


CSA Certification Mark


CSA, short for Canadian Standards Association, is currently the largest safety certification body in Canada and one of the most recognized safety certification bodies in the world. We provide safety certification for all types of products in machinery, building materials, electrical appliances, computer equipment, office equipment, environmental protection, medical fire safety, sports and entertainment.


DIN certification mark

8, DIN German industrial standard

DIN , short for German Institute of Standardization, is the largest public welfare standardization civil society in Germany and has a broad representation. In addition to the quality system certification system, DIN has developed two product certification marks: “DIN Mark” and “DIN Testing and Supervision Mark”.


BSI Certification Mark

9, BSI (British Standard verification)

Abbreviation for British Standards Institute. Founded in 1901, the organization has a long history of notarization for over 110 years and has developed the world-famous ISO9000 series of management standards. It is a certification body that inspects almost all fields of quality, environment, health and safety, information security, communications, and food safety.


GB Certification Mark

10, G.B.

National standard in Chinese (guojia biaozhun) means the GB certification mark is a national standard voluntarily adopted through economic means or market regulation in terms of production, exchange and use. This is a certification mark for overall clothing and other textile products produced, imported, or sold in China.

KC Certification

11, EMC (KC certified)

It may affect not only the operational reliability and safety of the product itself, but also the normal operation of other equipment and systems, and refers to electromagnetic compatibility certification related to electromagnetic environment protection. Items that generate electromagnetic waves exceeding the standard must receive Korean electromagnetic wave certification.


PSE certification mark

12, PSE (Product Safety Electrical)

It is a Japanese product safety certification mark, and like Korea's KC certification mark, it is a government-controlled certification and customs clearance and domestic sales are prohibited until certification is obtained. Certification with a square border is a certification mark that must be received for designated items that must be certified, and for non-designated items, there is a PSE certification with a circular border.


GS certification mark

13, G.S.

This is a German security certification mark recognized in the European market. It is based on Germany (GPGS), a voluntary certification.


ISO certification mark


The International Organization for Standardization, the world's largest non-governmental standardization organization, evaluates an organization's quality system through a third party and provides certification. Its main activity is the development of international standards and the coordination of standardization work around the world, and its work includes standardization activities in a variety of technical fields other than electrical standards.


GMP certification mark

16, GMP

With the mandatory standards applied to manufacturing, food and other industries, pharmaceutical, food and other production enterprises must have good production equipment, reasonable production processes, perfect quality control and strict inspection systems to ensure that the final product quality complies with regulations. request. What is stipulated by GMP are the most basic conditions that food processing companies must meet.

REACH certification mark


Abbreviation for EU Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, it is a chemical regulatory system enacted in the EU on June 1, 2007. The REACH directive requires that chemicals imported and produced in Europe must pass a comprehensive procedure for registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction to make it easier and easier to identify the chemical's components to ensure environmental and human safety. do.


Islamic certification mark


The meaning is "legal", which is translated into Chinese as "halal" - food, medicine, cosmetics and additives to food, medicine, cosmetics that meet the lifestyle and needs of Muslims. As a Muslim country, Malaysia has made dedicated efforts to develop the halal industry, and the halal certification of their approach has high international credibility and is trusted by the Muslim public. Including the North American and European markets, we have gradually recognized the huge potential of halal products and established standards and procedures for certification.


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