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IECEE/CMC Workshop

Japanese Industry’s Perspective on the Use of

IECEE-CB Scheme for Trade Facilitation

25 June 2007

Toshiyuki Kajiya

Chair, Japanese National Committee on IECEE

Vice-chair, Conformity Assessment System Committee of JEITA

delegated from

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

JEITA & its Product Characteristics

JEITA stands for ;

JapanElectronics &InformationTechnologyIndustriesAssociation,

- the second largest industry association in Japan next to automobile industry,

- consisting of 500 electronics and IT equipment manufacturers,

- reaching approximately 20 trillion JPY in its annual business turn over,

- having more than 1000 overseas manufacturing subsidiaries worldwide

Product & its Business Characteristics;

- Consumer oriented and serial production based

- Unified product design intended for global marketing

- Safety & EMC, & RoHS recently, are major regulated area

- Multi-national operation in key-functions of manufacturing

Typical Example of Multi-national Operation


Conformity assessment

for mass-production





Local Suppliers


To enable successful multi‐national

operation, it is essential that unified

conformity assessment among

countries, where design, production,

and market supervision activities

are conducted.



IEC based design and CA

is the most appropriate measures

Conformity assessment

for product

Basic Data on Conformity Assessment Requirement

Example: Safety requirement for TV broadcasting receivers

► Among 74 countries/regions stipulating regulatory requirement;

- All countries/regions has transposed, or has made reference to,

the IEC safety standard IEC60065 for their conformity assessment

- Countries/regions implementing mandatory certifications prior to

product marketing;

32 (CIS, Middle-East & Far-East Asia, etc.)

- Countries/regions implementing manufacturer’s/supplier’s self

verification system (SDoC) ;

42 (EU, Eastern Europe, Australia, New Zealand, etc.)

Product design to IEC standard & use of IECEE-CB scheme

are the essential tool for worldwide one-stop testing !

Our Industry’s Contribution to IECEE-CB Scheme

- Extracted from 2006 statistics -

Total number of CB certificates

issued worldwide in 2006: 50,278








42,729 (85%)

CB certificates issued by

Japanese 4 NCBs: 10,985 (22%)

Note: “OFF” means certificates for IEC60950,

“TRON” for IEC60065, and “HOUS” for

IEC60335 series of safety standards.

Committee Structure Contributing IECEE Operation

Conformity Assessment Board (CAB)

IEC Council Board





Strengthening of Japanese influence by reflecting industry’s opinion to promote sound operation of IECEE-CB Scheme


JISC: Japanese Industrial Standards Committee



Secretariat: METI-AIST

National Mirror Committee on IECEE

IEC/CAB National Committee

Secretariat: JSA

Secretariat: JEITA



Yokohama/Kansai Labo



Tokyo/Kita-kansai Labo



Osaka/Yokohama/I-Tec, etc.

4 NCBs

UL Japan

Ise/Yokohama Labo

Our Experiences/Findings on the Use of IECEE-CB Scheme

- Positive Aspects -

► For countries/regions stipulating mandatory product certifications,

CB certificate/test report is;

• Accepted by national regulators without duplicated testing in;

Russian GOST-R, Chinese CCC, Korean EK marking schemes, &

many others…

• Accepted by non-IEC member countries/regions even in ;

Hong Kong EMSD, Taiwan BSMI, & GCC national authorities…

► For countries/regions accepting SDoC, CB certificate/test report is

used for;

• Supportive measures to pursue manufacturer’s accountability in the

conformity of product safety;

European CE marking, Australia/New Zealand, and others…

Our Experiences/Findings on the Use of IECEE-CB Scheme

- Negative Aspects -

► Regulatory Obstacles

There are countries/regions whose national mandatory certification

scheme include not only safety but also other requirements in one mark

• Russian GOST-R; Safety + EMC + Sanitary/Hygienic + …

• Chinese CCC, Korean EK marking schemes; Safety + EMC

Inclusion of other regulatory arena in one mark reduces the value of

CB scheme !

► Standard Obstacles

Timing in national transposition of updated IEC standards is different

from one country to another

• IEC 60065 for Audio/Video: 5th Edition – 7th Edition

• IEC60950 for ITE: 3rd Edition – IEC60950-1

Such different version prevents our unified product design principle !

Industry’s Focal Points on Conformity Assessment

For Regulators

For CABs

Global Acceptance

Assessment Quality

Tested once,

accepted everywhere

 Laboratory competence

 Skills & experiences

 Data quality created

TBT observance


Mutual recognition

For Consumers

For Manufacturers

User’s Awareness

Cost Effectiveness

 Conformity marking

 Safe product operation

 Education

 Localized services

 MTL integration

 Minimum formality

Simultaneous Product

Launch on Global Market

Our Expectation to CB Scheme Operations - 1

- To gain its global reliance -

1. Peer Assessment vs. Formal Accreditation

NCB/CBTL competence is currently retained by peer assessment under IECEE, rather than by formal accreditation, which causes sometimes confusion, especially in developing countries. IECEE may need to clarify the equivalency of both methods to convince them.

2. MTL Integration in the Scheme

MTL is one of the most welcome tools in the scheme but there are everlasting questions on the equivalency of MTL & CBTL. Further improvement of ODs may be necessary in IECEE

3. Quantitative Data Creation

Reliance to product conformity is NOT put on the certificate itself but the quality of test report created by issuing NCB/CBTL. This is effective especially in non-IEC member countries/regions.

Our Expectation to CB Scheme Operations -2

- To gain its global reliance -

4. Factory Inspection/Surveillance

Product testing is just a part of overall conformity management process in the product chain. Continued conformity of product after testing by factory inspection of mass production may need to be more focused.

5. Assistance to non-IEC members

There are developing countries/regions of non-IEC members that need assistance for building up of their common CA infrastructure. IECEE may set up expert group to assist such regional schemes as;

- GCC Regional Conformity Assessment Scheme for safety

- ASEAN Harmonized EEE Agreement for safety/EMC

Sustainable ConformanceActivities in Product Chain

► Investigation of applicable technical regulations

► Set-up of measures to achieve required conformity

► Feedback of market information


► Conformity design to;

IEC/CISPR + industry/in-house safety standard


► Securing of conformity by periodic design review

► One-stop certification by IECEE-CB scheme


ISO9001 Conformance Structure

► Purchase contract for conforming parts/material supply

► Periodic second-party audit for continued conformity


► Conformity to CENELEC/CIG021 for production control

► Periodic factory inspection by NCB


► Gathering & analysis of market information

► Securing of product trace-ability by serial number

► Set-up of measures to regulator’s market surveillance

► Information disclosure & accountability by records


Standards are of no use if not used…


Thank you very much for your attention


Vielen Dank für Ihre Aufmerksamkeit

Merci beaucoup

Muchas gracias