CCC stands for “China Compulsory Certificate”. Certain product groups must have a CCC certificate before they can be exported to China. It is a mandatory certification in China. The CCC certification is comparable to other certifications for the standardization of product quality and safety, such as the European CE system.
The CCC certificate was introduced in 2002. The authorities responsible for CCC certification (China Compulsory Certification) in China include the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA), China Quality Certification Centre (CQC), China Certification Centre for Automotive Products (CCAP).
This is a mandatory certification including product testing in China, an initial factory audit and subsequent annual follow-up inspections for products that are listed in the CCC catalogue.
This is a certification that applies to specific types of products. The manufacturer is required to obtain the self-declaration certificate. Certain requirements must be met and corresponding information must be uploaded into a regulatory online system. In addition, product tests in China are usually required.
Many products that do not fall under the CCC obligation according to the CCC regulations or require a CCC Self-Declaration can obtain a voluntary certification. Voluntary certifications provide an indication to the end user that a certified product meets certain specified quality standards. The criteria checked are very similar to those for standard CCC certification. Often the requirement for voluntary certification comes from the end customer or OEM, which is why many manufacturers requested or required to have products certified.
Automotive components, electronic products and consumer products in typically require CCC certification.
Here you can find more information on certification-relevant products.
2Issuance of the factory code
3Product testing in China
5Receipt of the CCC certificate
6Marking with the CCC logo
The application for CCC certification and relevant supporting documentation must be submitted to the responsible authorities.
The main Chinese authorities accepting CCC applications are:
The duration of CCC registration depends on the workload of the authority, test laboratory and auditors. With good guidance, the process can be completed within approximately 3-5 months; however, this is highly dependent on the product type and specific requirements. The success of CCC registration is dependent on detail-oriented work according to the Chinese guidelines. The results of the product tests (with some tests being obligatorily carried out in Chinese laboratories) and factory inspection are carefully reviewed by the Chinese authorities and precisely cross-checked against the application forms and supporting documentation submitted in advance. In the event of errors or deficiencies, the certification will be delayed or denied.
To maintain the validity of the CCC certificate, follow-up certifications must be performed annually in accordance with CCC regulations. This includes application, conducting a one-day CCC inspection at the factory and providing evidence of product testing in accordance with the designated Chinese GB standard. The procedure of a CCC Follow-Up Certification is comparable to the initial certification, but it is typically shorter in duration and with lower costs.
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