Singapore/Seoul - Effective immediately, TÜV SÜD PSB – TÜV SÜD’s subsidiary for testing and certification services in Singapore – and the state-owned Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) will collaborate over product certification according to the IEC CB scheme for affixing the KC Mark. Within the scope of this cooperation, the testing organisations have agreed 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 letter of intent agreeing on the mutual recognition of test reports that meet the standards and specifications of the respective certification mark and the requirements of the IEC CB Scheme. Under this collaboration, clients with a CB test report issued by TÜV SÜD PSB, TÜV SÜD Thailand, TÜV SÜD Zacta, TÜV SÜD Hongkong or TÜV SÜD Taiwan can apply for and obtain a KC Mark for their product without having to undergo further tests. 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. At present, this service is offered by TÜV SÜD PSB in Singapore, TÜV SÜD Thailand and TÜV SÜD Hongkong. Further laboratories and countries will follow.