Certification in China - The CCC Mark
Are you selling or planning to sell products in China? Manufacturers who are marketing products in China have until April 30th of 2003 to comply with the new China Compulsory Certification (CCC) law. Products that currently have CCIB or CCEE approval must convert their certifications and obtain the new CCC mark prior to the deadline date.
The newly formed Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) of the People's Republic of China was created and has designated several certification bodies in China as Designated Certification Bodies (DCB's) who are authorized to accept applications and evaluate products under the China Compulsory Certification law.
The certification mark consists of two elements ¨C the core design and the letter reference indicating the type of certification. The core design is shown below:
Compliance requirements may include safety and/or EMC. Standards are generally harmonized with IEC standards but may contain Chinese national deviations. Certification requires type testing as well as an initial factory audit and subsequent factory inspections. In most cases, a CB report will be accepted. However, if a valid CB report is not available, testing will most likely need to be done in China. Presently there are no CCC designated testing laboratories outside of the People's Republic of China. Chinese authorities have published rules for the use of data generated at the manufacturer's site using the manufacturer's test equipment. Generally, this involves witness testing by a designated DCB representative.
WE CAN HELP YOU:
For many companies it may be difficult to deal directly with the Chinese certification agencies to obtain CCC certification. The DCB's have little if any English language capabilities. The standards are written in Chinese and official translations are not readily available. Application documents may be in Chinese and payment transfers are problematic. Global EMC Labs has established strong relationships with several Chinese certification authorities as is able to act as a cost effective interface between North American manufacturers and Chinese certifiers under the CCC. The Chinese speaking staff at Global EMC Labs can handle all Chinese language communications, application procedures, project management and payment transfer for manufacturers seeking the CCC mark.
Contact us today to begin the process of obtaining CCC certification on your product.