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Korea’s New Test Standards for 2016

December 10, 2015

Korea’s New Test Standards for 2016

Effective January 1, 2016: KN32 / KN35 to replace KN22 / KN24

Beginning on January 1, 2016, Korea standards KN32 and KN35 will be replacing the KN22 and KN24 test standards. What this means is that the KN22 / KN24 will no longer be accepted for Korea KC approval after January 1, 2016. However, permissive change applications using KN22 / KN24 reports will still be accepted until the end of 2017.

Next Steps

NTS will only be allowed to apply for Korea KC approval using the KN22 / KN24 test reports if the final report, and all accompanying documentation required for approval, are provided to NTS by December 23, 2015.

Who does this apply to?

  1. Customers with KN22 / KN24 test reports not yet submitted for approval
    If you are interested in utilizing existing reports for KN22 / KN24 approval, please contact your dedicated account manager for a quote.
  2. Customers with products that are currently being tested
    No further action is necessary if testing is expected to be complete and that accompanying documentation is provided to NTS by December 23, 2015.
  3. Customers expected to have testing done after December 23, 2015
    If testing and accompanying documentation is expected and/or provided after December 23, 2015, NTS will need to assess your project(s) and confirm if the data collected meets the KN32 / KN35 standards, test methods and limits. If necessary, additional testing may be required to meet the new requirements.

What We’re Doing

NTS recently applied for the accreditation updates. We have added the KN32 standard to our scope whereas the KN35 standard will be added later this month.

Please contact the International Approvals team and Caio Collet-Silva, International Approvals Manager at 510-570-7585 IAteam@nts.com, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the new test standards.

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