May 29, 2015, Seoul/Munich - TÜV SÜD Product Service and the state-owned Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) updated their nearly 15 year lasting collaboration over product certification according to the IEC CB scheme for affixing the KC Mark. Within the scope of this cooperation, the testing organisations agree on the mutual recognition of test reports, offering the manufacturers of electronic devices the possibility of benefiting from easier, faster and more cost-efficient certification in the other country.
The two third-party testing and certification organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding prolonging the mutual recognition of test reports that meet the standards and specifications of the respective certification mark based on the requirements of the IEC CB Scheme. Under this collaboration, clients with a CB test report issued by TÜV SÜD in Germany, Italy, UK, US/Canada can apply for and obtain a KC Mark for their product without having to undergo further tests. TÜV SÜD is also able to perform Factory Inspections on behalf of KTL when factory is located in Germany, Italy, UK, US, Canada, Brazil, Russia, and India and vice versa. The agreement applies to all electronic devices that are tested for safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Clients can benefit from easier, faster and more cost-efficient certification.
To ensure a standardised level of quality, both organisations undertake to establish and maintain a quality management system according to ISO/IEC 17025 and permit the other contracting party to carry out annual factory audit.
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