Japan PSE Mark Certification Services
The PSE mark is a mandatory certification mark required for many electrical appliances and materials entering the Japanese market. Products requiring the PSE mark fall under two categories regulated by the Japanese Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law (DENAN). These categories are Specified Products (Category A) which include 116 products, and Non-specified Products (Category B) which includes 341 products.
Specified Products listed under Category A must be PSE certified by a METI authorized third party certification body. These products must display the “Diamond PSE” mark. The validity period for “Diamond PSE” certification may range from 3 to 7 years depending on the product type.
For Non-Specified Products listed under Category B, compliance is still required, but registration may be done through a qualified certification body or compliance may be self declared by the manufacturer. Category B products must display the “Circle PSE” mark which may be self affixed and does not have an expiration.
For products which do not fall under PSE category A or B, Manufacturers may choose to apply for the voluntary S-Mark. The S-Mark is used to show conformity to Japan’s DENAN law which is beneficial in showing due diligence to providing safe products on the Japanese market.