Product Entry into Korea

One-Stop Solution for Fast Tracking Your Successful Product Entry into Korea

 As Asia’s fourth largest and the world’s 15th largest economy, Korea has become one of the key potential export markets for many countries. In 2015, the country recorded an import of US$ 436.5 billion and its real GDP grew 2.6%, which is expected to expand by 3.1% in 2016*.

To comply with Korean government efforts to protect public health and safety, manufacturers and importers of toys, children’s and electrical products must obtain the Korea Certification (KC) mark from authorized testing institutions prior to product distribution in the Korean market. To capture the blooming opportunities, you need a trusted quality partner to facilitate your successful product entry into the Korea market. 


What is KC Mark?

Implemented by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) in 2009, Korea Certification (KC) Mark is a mandatory certification mark that must appear on products such as electrical appliances, toys, textile listed in the related Korean laws and ordinances. The KC mark is designed to integrate thirteen certification marks previously required by mandatory certification systems from the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy (MKE) and the Ministry of Labor (MOL). By 2011, mandatory certifications required by all Korean ministries will use the KC mark.



*Source: Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Republic of Korea: Market Profile, 15 March 2016

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