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Introduction

It protects the safety and interests of users from the hazards of broadcating and  communications equipment

Broadcasting and communications equipment certification system

The broadcasting and communication equipment conformity assessment system has been implemented according to Article 58-2 of the Radio Waves Act. It is divided into the certification of conformity, registration of compatibility, and interim of conformity. A party intending to manufacture, sell or import broadcasting and communication equipment must have one of those three certifications.

Conformity Certification label Design

Type and Method of Application for Certification

All conformity assessments can be requested over the Internet (http://www.ekcc.go.kr).

  • Certification of Conformity

    A party intending to manufacture, sell, or import equipment that can harm the radio environment, the broadcasting communication network, or others, as well as those whose normal operation can be affected by radio waves can apply for the certification of conformity by attaching the related documents to the NATIONAL RADIO RESEACH AGENCY (RRA).

  • Registration of Compatibility

    A party intending to manufacture, sell, or import broadcasting and communication equipment that is not subject to certification of conformity can register the equipment by attaching the letter of confirmation that verifies the compatibility to RRA over the Internet.

  • Interim of Conformity

    If there is no criteria for assessing the conformity of the broadcasting and communication equipment or if it is difficult to assess the conformity for whatever reason, the conformity can be assessed using the standard, specification or technical criteria of Korea or other countries and then attaching the region, period of validity, and condition of certification to the manufactured, sold, or imported equipment.

Required Document

Subject Required Document Examples of certification-targeted equipment Related provision of laws

Certification
of Conformity

User?s manual
Test report (issued by the authorized testing agency or the testing agency in an MRA country)
Appearance drawing
Part arrangement diagram or picture
Circuit diagram
Letter of representation
Wireless telephone alarm automatic receiver, radar equipment for ships, telephone, modem, etc. Article 58-2 or the Radio Waves Act, and Article 3-1 of Public Announcement on Assessment of Conformity, and Equipment in Accompanying Table 1
Registration of Compatibility Letter of confirmation conforming to the compatibility assessment criteria
Letter of representation
Computing device and peripheral, and broadcasting set-top box Article 58-2 or the Radio Waves Act, and Article 3-2 of Public Announcement on Assessment of Conformity, and Equipment in Accompanying Table 2
Measuring instrument, industrial device, connector, etc. Article 58-2 or the Radio Waves Act, and Article 3-3 of Public Announcement on Assessment of Conformity, and Equipment in Accompanying Table 3
Interim of
Conformity
Technical manual
In-house test report
User?s manual
Appearance drawing
Circuit diagram
Part arrangement diagram or picture
Letter of representation
Newly developed equipment whose conformity assessment criteria are not yet available Article 58-2 or the Radio Waves Act and Article 11 of Public Announcement on Assessment of Conformity

Certification-exempted equipment

Certification-exempt equipment Quantity
Equipment for the purpose of product or broadcasting/communication service testing or research or technical development 100 or fewer
Equipment not for sale but to be used in events like an exhibition and/or an international contest Exempted quantity
Equipment brought in by the foreign technical personnel as needed by the domestic industry under the condition that it will be taken out after a certain period "
Same components or parts manufactured or imported to maintain or repair the equipment certified for conformity "
Equipment manufactured or imported to be used for military purposes "
Equipment manufactured or imported to be used not in Korea but other countries "
Equipment imported to be installed inside a ship being manufactured to be delivered to another country or the equipment installed in a ship or airplane purchased, rented, or chartered from another country or the same type of equipment needed to replace it "
Equipment procured not for resale but to be used for personal use 1
Equipment certified for conformity under the internationally mutually accepted treaty or equivalent agreement Exempted quantity
Radio equipment for an amateur radio station that is being manufactured, assembled, or procured -- not for sale but to be used in house "
Equipment (excluding the terminals) used for the business process by the main telecommunication operator, secondary telecommunication operator, or transport network operator and equipment supplied by the transport network operator to the user (excluding the equipment the user can purchase from a party other than the operator) "
Equipment manufactured in Korea for the purpose of being exclusively for export "
Part or semi-finished equipment imported to Korea for the purpose of being assembled into finished equipment for export "