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The former government-supervised type approval system was replaced by a new safety certification system overseen by private organizations.
The Electric Appliance Safety Control Act was amended (Act 6019, proclaimed on September 7, 1999) to enhance safety control regarding the manufacture and use of electrical appliances and to harmonize safety requirements with international standards which will, in turn, facilitate the implementation of mutual recognition agreements on conformity assessment.
The new law entered into effect as of July 1st in the year 2000.
The electrical appliances safety certification system is in force based on "Electrical Appliances Safety Control law" and electrical products can be manufactured and placed on market acquisition of safety certification.

 

- Electrical Appliances subjected to the Certification
Electrical appliances used with supplied input power between 50 volts and 1000 volts will be subjected to the certification.
- Electrical appliances safety certification is required by manufacturing place as well as model, thus, there should be no same product model name in one manufacturing factory. In case of producing same products in different factories, each factory requires to obtain the certification respectively.
In the case of foreign manufacturers, they have the option to apply directly or through local agency that has been authorized with a letter of authorization as a legal representative for foreign manufacturer.