On May 30, the ECCK Kitchen & Home Appliances Committee organized a round table meeting with Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) Electrical & Telecommunications Product Safety Division at Seoul Square building. It was a follow-up meeting subsequent to the previous discussion held on April 16 regarding the legislation on Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act.
In order to share expert views in terms of technical interpretations, the day’s meeting was attended by three main testing & certification institutions in Korea namely Korea Testing Laboratory, Korea Testing & Research Institute, and Korea Testing Certification, which all are affiliated organizations of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) as well. In the course of the meeting, the KATS shared the revised draft of the Act which reflected opinions previously raised by the members of the ECCK Kitchen & Home Appliances Committee. The final version will be announced to the public by KATS in early June, and implementation of the revised legislation will take effect from July 1, 2018.
We would like to thank our committee members and everyone else who participated in the meeting and provided valuable inputs.