SGS partners with South Korean EMC testing agency

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Certification company SGS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a South Korean EMC testing agency to “ease the testing and certification process” for electronics brands.

SGS signed the MoU with the Korea Testing Certification Institute (KTC), a world class testing and certification agency in the field of electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

SGS hosted a formal signing ceremony in Singapore to mark the landmark partnership which aims to strengthen cooperation and collaboration in the field of electrical and electronic testing and product certification.

Speaking at the event, Allan Jayaravin, managing director, SGS Singapore said: "We would like to thank KTC for their dedication and support in bringing this MoU to fruition. As the world becomes more connected, we have a greater responsibility to ensure the safety, quality and regulatory conformity of products and services.

“Working in collaboration with KTC means that we can ease the testing and certification process for brands, manufacturers, retailers and governments and help facilitate co-operation and trade between Singapore and South Korea."

This latest announcement comes after SGS's recent acceptance by the IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) as a national certification body (NCB) for Singapore.

Currently, two certified bodies test laboratories (CBTLs) in Thailand and Malaysia cover the product categories of batteries, household appliances, and EMC, under the auspices of SGS’s NCB status in Singapore.