【Hong Kong，1 June 2020】Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC), a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre (STC), was officially accepted by the IEC System for Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) CB Scheme as the sole China National Certification Body (NCB) in Hong Kong.
In accordance with the IECEE’s announcement, HKCC has been authorized to issue CB Test Certificates, which are recognized by around 60 IECEE Member Bodies under the IECEE CB Scheme, representing access to the global markets.
Operated by the IECEE, the IECEE CB Scheme is an international system for mutual acceptance of test reports and certificates dealing with the safety of electrical and electronic components, equipment and products. It is a multilateral agreement among participating countries and certification organizations, which aims to facilitate trade by promoting harmonization of national standards with international standards and cooperation among accepted NCBs worldwide. As a result, a single CB Test Certificate allows worldwide market access. Its significance is it largely overcomes the international trade barriers caused by various standards and criteria in different countries.
The Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC) (formerly known as The Hong Kong Safety Institute or HKSI) was established in 1998 as a product certification body in Hong Kong. Through its one-stop product certification service, clients are able to obtain speedy approval for their products both in local and overseas, thus saving time and cost.HKCC is accredited by China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) and Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) for particular scopes of product certification service, as well as a Recognized Certification Body (RCB) of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) in Hong Kong. HKCC is committed to providing high quality services, increasing public awareness of product quality, safety, and environmental protection, promoting consumer interests, as well as enhancing international recognition in the aspects of testing and certification services in Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, HKCC will continue to provide professional, efficient, and reliable services to electrical product manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers alike to improve product quality and global competitiveness.