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PSE (DENAN) and S-Mark Certification for Japan

PSE (DENAN) and S-Mark Certification for Japan

Get Your Electrical/Electronic Products Approved for the Japanese Market

Take advantage of our wide range of evaluation services for electrical and electronic products

PSE Mark (DENAN)

PSE Mark (DENAN)

TÜV Rheinland Japan is a Registered Conformity Assessment Body for DENAN act

Imports of electrical and electronic products fall under the Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials category. Any goods you wish to sell in Japan therefore require PSE certification by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). With rich experience, professional knowledge, and our network of specialists and contacts, TÜV Rheinland is your reliable partner for exporting electronic products to Japan. Smoothly and quickly.

We offer conformity assessment services of Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials for PSE Mark in compliance with Article 9 of the DENAN Act (Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Act).

S-Mark (Safety Mark)

S-Mark (Safety Mark)

More Value to your product with our Safety Mark

We also offer various conformity assessments and certification services, such as the SCEA's S-Mark certification for various electrical and electronic products.

S-Mark certification can be used to prove the conformity of requirements, differentiate your product in the market.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland as your partner for PSE (DENAN) and S-Mark Certification for Japan, you benefit from the following:

We have many years of experience in testing and evaluating products for compliance with Japanese regulations and know-how of the Japanese market.

In addition, variety of certifications for Japan as well as other testings and certifications are offered as one-stop service to reduce your cost and time.

Our global network with laboratories and testing facilities means we can provide supports for imports to Japan in various locations around the world near your manufacturing location.

The Process of Conformity assessment for PSE Mark (DENAN)

The certification process for PSE (DENAN) for Japan takes the following five steps: For details, please refer to Application for Conformity Assessment for Specified Electrical Applian

1. Submission of application and test sample of the product designated for the Japanese market

2. Review of the application documentation to check which standards have already been fulfilled and which still need to be fulfilled

3. Conformity assessment to ensure all of the required standards are met for importing your product to the Japanese market

4. Issue of conformity certificates for your electrical and electronic products

PSE Mark (DENAN)

The DENAN Act designates the products being scope of Act (below ”Electrical Appliances and Meterials”). If the products of a Notifying Supplier manufacturing or importing such electrical product designated as "Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials", they have to undergo Conformity Assessment under Article 9 of the DENAN Law by a registered body, and the issued certificate has to be held by Notifying Supplier as stipulated in the Act. Other “Electrical Appliances and Materials” than “Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials” is not subject to the said Conformity Assessment, but there are stipulations regarding Obligation of Conformity to Technical Requirements, execution and recording of inspections as well as in the case of marking etc. Notifying Supplier has to fulfill these just like a Notifying Supplier producing “Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials”.

  • Conformity Assessment for Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials:
    The Conformity Assessment for Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials is based on the manufacturer’s application following DENAN Act regulations according to Clause 9.1. The certificate according to Clause 9 of the DENAN Act will be issued based on the result of the Conformity Assessment.
  • Scope of Registration of TÜV Rheinland Japan
    - Single-Phase Small Power Transformers and Discharge Lamp Ballasts (Clause 1 and Clause 2)
    - Heating Appliances (Clause 1 and Clause 2)
    - Electric Motor-Operated or Magnetically Driven Appliances (Clause 1 and Clause 2)
    - Electronic Appliances (Clause 1)
    - AC Electric Appliances (Clause 1 and Clause 2)
    Please also refer to Product Examples for details

For more PSE (DENAN) information: METI - Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law

S-Mark Certification for Japan

With its network of laboratories, TÜV Rheinland offers various conformity assessment and certification services, including the SCEA S-Mark certification for various electrical and electronic products.

S-Mark certification is not obligatory, but can be used to prove the conformity of requirements, differentiate your product in the market, and improve factors of safety and quality management.

The following two types of S-Mark are available:

1. S-TÜV Mark:

This S-Mark is recommended by the Steering Council of Safety Certification for Electrical and Electronic Appliances and Parts of Japan (SCEA). It is voluntarily used by manufacturers and widely accepted in the Japanese market.

2. TÜV-S Mark:

The TÜV Rheinland S-Mark is an original mark issued by TÜV Rheinland to confirm compliance with various requirements. This mark can be issued not only for electrical and electronic products but also for other products.

Product Examples

PSE (DENAN) Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials

The below items fall under Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials

Single-Phase Small Transformers and Discharge Lamp Ballasts - Transformers for toys
- Other household appliance transformers
- Transformers for use in electronic appliances
- Fluorescent lamp ballasts
- Mercury vapor lamp ballasts and other high voltage discharge lamp ballasts
- Transformers for ozone generators
Heating Appliances- Electric heated toilet seats
- Electric heating hot cupboards
- Electric water pipe freeze-prevention heaters
- Glass dew-prevention heaters
- Other electric heating appliances for prevention of freezing or condensation
- Electric storage water heaters
- Electric inhalators
- Household heating therapeutic appliances
- Electric steam baths
- Electric heaters for steam baths
- Electric sauna baths
- Electric heaters for sauna baths
- Electric aquarium heaters
- Electric terrarium heaters
- Electric heated toys
Electric Motor-operated Appliances - Electric pumps
- Electric well pumps
- Electric refrigerating showcases
- Electric freezing showcases
- Ice-cream freezers
- Electric food waste disposers
- Electric massagers
- Electric washing and drying toilets
- Vending machines
- Electric bubble generators for bathtubs
- Electric bubble generators for aquariums
- Other electric bubble generators
- Electric motor-operated toys
- Electric vehicles
- Other electric motor-operated recreational apparatus
Electronic Appliances- High-frequency depilators
AC Electric Appliances - Magnetic therapeutic apparatus
- Electric insect killers
- Electric therapeutic bath controllers
- DC power supply units

Types of Products

The above products are designated as special appliances (rating, structure etc) under the DENAN Act.
If you have questions on whether one of your products falls under the Specified Electrical Appliances and Materials category, we recommend that you consult with METI or one of the Registered Conformity Assessment Bodies directly.

For more PSE (DENAN) information: METI - Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law

Reference Cases

TÜV Rheinland issued TUV-S Mark Certification to large-size lithium-ion battery cell produced by ELIIY Power Co,. Ltd (Tokyo). 19 Aug 2011

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PSE Mark
Application for Conformity Assessment for Specified Electrical Appliance and Material
Due to differences on the procedures, the contents of the files for foreign manufacturer and for Japanese notifying supplier are not same. Please use the concerned file.

  • If you are foreign manufacturer, please use the following files. (Updated: Apr 2, 2019)
    PDF Version WORD Version
  • If you are Japanese Notifying Supplier, please use the files in Japanese. (Updated: Apr 2, 2019)
    PDF Version WORD Version

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