Asia

Thinking about importing into Asia? Here are some things you may need to know.

We want to help you increase your sales and drive your market share, by taking your products to markets worldwide. The tables below can help you in finding out what testing, regulations and certifications your product may need to be accepted into Asia.

Asia

China Japan Taiwan
Singapore South Korea Hong Kong
Malasyia Vietnam Indonesia


China:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement   Product Dependent In Country Testing Testing and certifications carried out in country
Safety (Electrical) Requirement China Compulsory Certification (CCC) Product Dependent In Country Testing Testing and certifications carried out in country
Safety (Mechanical) Requirement CCC Product Dependent In Country Testing Testing and certifications carried out in country
Radio Requirement SRRC Type Approval In Country Testing Testing and certifications carried out in country
Telecoms Requirement Network Access License (NAL) In Country Testing Testing and certifications carried out in country

Please be aware there are different standards for CCC, some products require safety only, some EMC only and some require both.

Japan:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement The Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI) VCCI V-3 report required Product dependent some madatory certification some via Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
Safety (Electrical) Requirement Product Safety Electrical Appliance & Material (PSE) IEC report with Japanese deviations (under CB Scheme) DoC based on report and Construction File (CF)
Radio Requirement Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MiC) Report required proving conformity to Japanese Radio Law and ordinances MiC Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) review, leading to certification
Telecoms Requirement MiC Report required to prove conformity to Japanese Telecoms MiC CAB review leading to certification

Taiwan:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) Product Dependent In Country Testing and BSMI Certification
Radio Requirement National Communications Commission (NCC) Mandatory In Country Testing NCC Certification

Singapore:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement The Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING) IEC Report with deviations for Singapore (member of the CB Scheme) Some products require certification local representative
Radio Requirement Infocomm Development Authority (iDA) ILAC accredited FCC or EU reports can be used Certification using local representative
Telecoms Requirement iDA ILAC accredited FCC or EU reports can be used Certification using local representative

South Korea:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement Radio Research Agency (RRA) Required For non-radio or non-telecoms products, the Korean Certification (KC) Mark certification can be obtained using ILAC accredited EU EMC Reports
Safety (Electrical) Requirement Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) A CB Scheme report is accepted but only part covers eK requirement so samples will need to be provided Most AC powered and some DC powered products require eK Mark Certification
Radio Requirement RRA Mandatory In Country Testing KC Certification
Telecoms Requirement RRA Mandatory In Country Testing KC Certification

Hong Kong:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) Product Development In Country Testing and Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI) Certification
Radio Requirement OFTA Product Dependent FCC or EU Test reports used in application
Telecoms Requirement OFTA Mandatory Testing to Hong Kong (HK) Standards Application to OFTA using HK Test Reports

Malaysia:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement Malaysian Customs Authorities Product Dependent CB Scheme recommended
Radio Requirement Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) ILAC Accredited EU Report Both a report and a test sample are supplied for obtaining certification
Telecoms Requirement SIRIM ILAC Accredited EU Report Both a report and a test sample are supplied for obtaining certification

Please be aware, local representation will be required.

Vietnam:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement MPT Standard Product Dependent In Country Testing and BSMI Certification
Safety (Electrical) Requirement MPT Standard CB Scheme CB Scheme
Radio Requirement MPT Standard EU Test Reports MPT Certification
Telecoms Requirement MPT Standard Np Non Required (Could need EMC)

Please be aware that MPT now request a sample for radio certification.

Indonesia:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A No Non Required
Safety (Electrical) Requirement MPT Standard CB Scheme CB Scheme
Radio Requirement Directorate General of Post and Telecommunications (DGPT) In Country Testing DGPT Certification
Telecoms Requirement DGPT In Country Testing DGPT Cerification

Please be aware the DGPT certificate must be issued in the Indonesian importers name.