South Korea (KATS) - Update On New Standard KC 62368-1:2021
South Korea KATS has released a draft of the standard of KC 62368-1 (harmonized with IEC 62368-1:2018) on April 19, 2021. It is planned to be published after a period of hearing comments on the draft in 3 months. It is expected to be enforced in July, but it’s not confirmed yet. When KC 62368-1:2021 is enforced, CBTC/TR of IEC 62368-1:2018 is acceptable for KC approval.
The existing standards KC 60065, KC 60950-1, and KC 60950-22 are applicable until December 31, 2022. The new standard KC 62368-1:2021 and the existing standards will be used until the end of 2022.
As of January 1, 2023, only KC 62368-1:2021 is available.
The previous KC certificates do not need to apply for the update of standard. However, if the certified product needs to be revised and applied for a revision, it should be updated to the latest KC 62368-1:2021 after January 1, 2023.
Please note, in case of administrative revision (change of company information), it is not required to update the standard.