Mandatory Third Party Conformity Assessment

PSE Mandatory Third-Party Conformity Assessment for "Specified electrical appliances and materials" under Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law

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The Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law applies to enterprises that manufacture or import products in Japan. Please refer to this pampblet of "Comprehensive Guide to Export Electrical Appliances and Materials to Japan". I-2 Domestic enterprises that seek to manufacture or import designated Specified Electrical AppliancePDFPSE are subject to conformity testing conducted by conformity assessment body and receive a certificate of conformity from the body.

I-3 Confirmation of conformity with the technical standards. I-4 Inspection of the manufacturing process from receiving to completed product and maintenance of records. I-5 Labeling showing aPSE, the name of an importer, the name of conformity assessment body and other related information legally required. However, since it is essentially impossible to perform the inspections of the manufacturing processes as specified in I-2 and I-3 in the case of domestic importers, this obligation can be fulfilled by having overseas manufacturing factories undergo inspections equivalent to the conformity assessments (under Article 13(2) of the enforcement regulations of the Law) to acquire a certificate of conformity and having the domestic importer obtain and retain a duplicate copy of the certificate. Specifically, this means testing of the products and confirmation of the testing facilities of the factory where the products are manufactured (refer to the flow chart).

In order to fulfill the obligations of I-2 and I-3, the domestic importer must retain copies of the records maintained by the overseas manufacturing factory.

Flow Chart of Procedure for Obtaining a Statement of Conformity

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Certification Application Form

1.The documents necessary for Application for Conformity Assessment are as follows.

(○:necessary in all cases, △:necessary when applicable)

Document Manufacturer
outside Japan
a Application for Conformity Assessment:Form 4
b ANNEX to Form 4 Annex to Application Form:PSE-RE-401
List of Factory (Factories):PSE-RE-402
Information for Interaction:PSE-RE-403
POWER of ATTORNEY:PSE-RE-404
Conditions for Application for Conformity Assessment:PSE-RE-405
c Type Classification
d Documents describing the structure, materials and performance of the product concerned:PSE-RE-701
e Marking for Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials:PSE-RE-702
f Questionnaire for the preparation of the specified inspection facilities
g List of Inspection Facilities ( required for each factory )
h Application for Testing at Manufacturer's premises:Form 7
i CB Test Certificate and CB Test Report
※Necessary for test data acceptance under IECEE CB scheme

Application forms for conformity assessment are available here.

Set of Application Forms Manufacturer outside Japan
a,b,d,e,f,h Set of Application Forms English:WORD/PDFPDF
Japanese:WORD/PDFPDF
Points to note for preparing applications PDFPDF
c Type Classification link
g List of Inspection Facilities link
2.The documents necessary for Application for duplicates of Statement of Conformity Assessment, etc. are as follows.

(○:necessary in all cases, △:necessary when applicable)

Document Holder of Statement of Conformity Assessment, etc.
k Application for Duplicates of Statement of Conformity Assessment:Form 5
l ANNEX to Form 5 Information for Interaction (if the contact person is not the person responsible for the application)
POWER of ATTORNEY)
m Application for a supplement (change) to the Statement of Conformity Assessment:Form 6
n ANNEX to Form 6 Annex to Application (Form 6) for a supplement (change) to the Statement of Conformity Assessment
Information for Interaction (if the contact person is not the person responsible for the application)
POWER of ATTORNEY

Application forms for duplicates of Statement of Conformity Assessment, etc. are available here

Document Holder of Statement of Conformity Assessment, etc.
k,l Set of Application Forms for Duplication of Statement of Conformity Assessment WORD
PDFPDF
Points to note for preparing applications PDFPDF
m,n Set of Application Forms for a supplement (change) to the Statement of Conformity Assessment WORD
PDFPDF
Points to note for preparing applications PDFPDF

Contact the following for further information

Tokyo Laboratory
TEL:+81-3-3466-5234 FAX:+81-3-3466-9219 E-mail:tokyo@jet.or.jp
Yokohama Laboratory
TEL:+81-45-582-2151 FAX:+81-45-582-2671 E-mail:yokohama@jet.or.jp
Kansai Laboratory
TEL:+81-78-771-5135 FAX:+81-78-771-5136 E-mail:kansai@jet.or.jp

Last Update:2016.05.09