Major Changes to China Compulsory Certification (CCC) Mark Labeling
On March 15, 2018, the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) announced important changes to the administration of the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) mark issuance. The following is a brief recap of the main points:
1. Cancellation of review and charges for printing/molding the CCC Mark.
Starting from March 20, 2018, it is no longer necessary to get prior approval and pay for printing/molding of the CCC mark. The certified company is allowed to print/mold the CCC mark on its own according to the relevant requirements.
2. Issuance of the standard CCC mark labels
A) The current CCC mark labeling administration body (北京中强认产品标志技术服务中心) will continue to handle the issuance of the standard CCC mark labels until May 31, 2018.
B) From May 1, 2018, other designated CCC certification bodies will take over the issuance of the standard CCC mark labels. Charges will remain as stipulated.
3. One CCC mark for all
From March 20, 2018, it is no longer necessary to show the CCC mark sub-classification such as ‘S’ for safety products, ‘EMC’ for electromagnetic compatibility, ‘S&E’ for safety and electromagnetic compatibility, ‘F’ for fire protection and ‘I’ for information security. Existing CCC marks can be phased out naturally according to the mold replacement cycle and product inventory.
4. Strengthen follow-up supervision of CCC mark labeling
When applying the standard CCC mark or self-printed/molded CCC mark, the certified company shall strictly observe the relevant requirements of the ‘Regulations on Applying Compulsory Product Certification Mark’ as well as the ‘Compulsory Product Certification and Implementation Rules.’ The company should establish its own management system on CCC mark usage and maintain archival record on the use of the CCC mark.
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