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Importing electronics into Japan

Importing electronics into Japan can be confusing. Electronic imports are divided into 2 categories Regulated Electronics and Non-Regulated Electronics.  The following information provides a general guidelines for the classification of electronics or to check which category your product falls under, click here.

Non-Regulated Electrics

  1. Not for military use
  2. Requires NiCad batteries
  3. Contains a sealed Lithium-Ion battery that cannot be accessed by the user
  4. Does not emit a radio frequency such as Bluetooth or Wifi
  5. Does not include a Wall (mains power) adaptor

Regulated Electronics

  1. Contains a user-accessible Lithium-Ion battery – PSE regulation require
  2. Includes a Wall (mains power) Adaptor – PSE regulation required
  3. Emits a radio frequency of any kind (example: WiFi / Bluetooth) – Japan Radio regulation required
  4. Designed for military use – special Japan government approval required

Import Process for regulated electronics requiring PSE:

  1. Manufacture obtain PSE certification to METI standards from an accredited agency (ex: TUV SUD).
  2. Register COVUE as your IOR
  3. Japan IOR must apply for a supplemental PSE application on behalf of the manufacturer
  4. All PSE regulated products or parts must receive a PSE inspection. Inspecting reports must be kept on file with the Japan IOR. The manufacture may perform the PSE tests or COVUE can perform the PSE test on behalf of the manufacture COVUE is the IOR.
  5. Create your Japan Product Label. The label must be displayed on the product and must be compliant with Japan labeling laws.
  6. The PSE mark must be displayed on the product
  7. The IOR’s Name and Address must be displayed near the PSE mark.

 

Pre-Import Process for regulated electronics requiring Japan Radio:

  1. Manufacture obtain Japan Radio certification from an accredited agency (ex: TUV SUD).
  2. Register COVUE as your IOR
  3. The Japan Radio mark must be displayed on the product
  4. Create your Japan Product Label. Th e label must be displayed on the product and must be compliant with Japan labeling laws.
  5. COVUE IOR Name and Address must be displayed near the Japan Radio mark.

 

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