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China – CCC Certification Obligation Lifted for Numerous Products

On 15.06.2018 the authorities SAMR (State Administration for Market Regulation) and CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) published in their announcement 11/2018 that for some product groups the mandatory certification according to CCC (China Compulsory Certification) is going to be converted into a manufacturer’s declaration as of 01.10.2018, similar to the CE marking. The previously obligatory factory inspection is no longer necessary. Instead, documentation on product safety and safety risks will be required.

A distinction is made between two types for the manufacturer’s declaration process:

Type A
Test reports can be used from any accredited test laboratory and possibly even from a companies’ own laboratory.

Type B
Test laboratories that have been accredited for CCC must be used.

Companies wishing to retain the previous method of the CCC certification can apply for this.

The information currently provided on the implementation of the Manufacturer’s Declaration and the transition is still incomplete. We expect further details by October. In particular: how, where and from what date the manufacturer’s declarations are to be submitted.

Affected product groups for a declaration of conformity:

Product group Applicable implementation rule Type
Low voltage switch equipment: complete power switch equipment, bus main line system (bus slot), distribution board, low voltage set of reactive power compensation device CNCA-C03-01:2014 A
Low-power motor CNCA-C04-01:2014 B
Small AC arc welder;AC arc welder;

DC arc welder;

TIG arc welding machine;

MIG/MAG arc welder;

Arcing welding machine;

Plasma arc cutter;

Plasma arc welding machine;

Arc welding Transformer anti-electric shock device;

Welding cable coupling device;

Resistance welder;

Silk delivery device;

TIG welding torch;

MIG/MAG welding gun;

Electric pliers.

CNCA-C06-01:2014 B
Motor-Compressor CNCA-C07-01:2017 B
Equipment with nominal rated voltage less than or equal to 5V DC, nominal rated power consumption less than 15W (or 15VA) and no rechargeable battery in information technology equipment, audio and video equipment (Category III equipment) CNCA-C08-01:2014CNCA-C09-01:2014 B
Motor Vehicle Interior Trimming CNCA-C11-09:2014 B
Motor vehicle door locks and door retainers CNCA-C11-10:2014 B

 

It was also announced that a reduction of the CCC certification scope was made. Several products are not requiring the certification anymore. The amendment will come into force on the date of publication, that is June 16th 2018.

The responsible certification organizations are instructed to cancel affected certificates immediately.

The certification organizations offer the companies concerned to convert their existing CCC certificates into voluntary certification. Under certain circumstances, the CCC logo may no longer be used, but may have to be changed to the logo of the certification organization. Voluntary certification can make sense to distinguish a company from its competitors or due to consumer expectations.

We consult and support you in the changeover to the new system, as well as in the transfer of the previous CCC certification to a voluntary certification for the Chinese market.

No longer relevant for certification:

Product group Applicable implementation rule
Plug socket and appliance couplers (for industrial use) CNCA-C02-01:2014
Construction site complete equipment (ACS); power distribution equipment for public grid CNCA-C03-01:2014
Non-flammable liquid electric spray gun; electric scissors; threading machine; electric chain saw; electric planer; electric pruning shears CNCA-C05-01:2014
Video(display) tube; antenna amplifier CNCA-C08-01:2014
Computer game machine; computer learning machine CNCA-C09-01:2014
Motorcycle engine CNCA-C11-03:2014
Motor vehicle horn CNCA-C11-05:2014
Motor vehicle brake hose / tube CNCA-C11-06:2014
Motor vehicle fuel tank CNCA-C11-11:2014
Modem (with card); ISDN Terminator CNCA-C16-01:2014
Flammable gas alarm products; electrical fire surveillance system CNCA-C18-01:2014
Aerosol fire extinguishing device CNCA-C18-03:2014
Motor vehicle theft alarm system CNCA-C19-01:2014
Wireless LAN products CNCA-C20-01:2007
Concrete antifreeze CNCA-C21-01:2014

 

For further information on the above topics, please contact:

Cisema GmbH Austria
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CCC certification – Dimensions of interior and insulation materials in the automotive sector further clarified

On 01.01.2015 the new implementation rule of the CNCA[1] (CNCA-C11-09: 2014) for automotive interiors and insulation materials became effective. With this provision, a number of new components fell into the scope of the CCC certification. This resulted in an increase in the number of applications for the CCC certification of products whose relevance was not evident.

Therefore, the competent Commission felt forced to publish a further precision of the rule in December, 2015. Based on the experiences of the previous year, especially in frame parts, components covering fully a rectangle with the standard dimensions of 356 x 100 mm will be considered for certification. By the final decision on the certification requirement, the geometry of the component is clearly in the foreground. For example, a large part with a plurality of holes, one of which covers more than 50% of the total, will not be eligible for certification, if the test sample cannot be cut to the required shape and size. In cases of doubt, the respective Chinese certification organization must establish an individual decision. Previously, smaller components have been accepted for certification, if only the standard dimensions in terms of length and width could be reached (for example in the form of a triangle). For affected components, the certification can be maintained or be dissolved upon request.

[1] Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China

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