STC, STC Certified Mark, STC Mark

Quality is what all companies try to project and it is basically what consumers are looking for.  In view of this, Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC), a subsidiary of Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre (STC), has launched an independent certification scheme for product quality - the "STC Certified" Mark (the "Mark") to provide an unambiguous definition and identification to product quality.

What is "STC Certified" Mark?

The Mark is a product quality certification mark.  It helps consumers to identify, at a glance, that the product has been certified by the Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC) according to relevant local and international standards.  It represents the best quality mark in the market as type-testing and regular market surveillance are done regularly to ensure product quality.  The Mark is available from the Hong Kong Certification Centre.  Recognized by more than 30 international organizations, the parent company, STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre),  is the longest established not-for-profit testing, inspection and certification organization in Hong Kong, and is fully committed to providing the most accurate, efficient and cost-effective services to the community.

Why "STC Certified" Mark?

No matter how good your product is, it may still suffer from a lack of quality recognition from customers.  The "STC Certified" Mark imparts an independent quality endorsement of your products as compared to those without the Mark.

To suppliers or manufacturers, the Mark:

  • Assists them in promoting their products in the market;
  • Assures consumers that the products have good quality and performance through certification;
  • Fulfills the community's quest for an independent certification mark to differentiate good-quality products from other products in the market.

To consumers, the Mark:

  • Assists consumers to identify independently tested products and make a better choice;
  • Gives a level of assurance on the performance and quality of the marked products.

What Products are Covered?

  1. Food 
  2. Health Supplements
  3. Proprietary Chinese Medicines
  4. Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
  5. Household Products and Anti-epidemic Products

"STC Certified" Mark Holographic Label

To ensure the visual attractiveness of the "STC Certified" Mark and further increase the confidence of consumers in the Mark, a holographic label that carries a special security feature was made.

How to Apply?

  1. Submit an application form with specific product information and a copy of your Business Registration Certificate to HKCC
  2. HKCC will issue a certification proposal
  3. Submit samples for HKCC's review, assessment and testing in accordance with local or international standards
  4. HKCC issues license
  5. Market surveillance

Certification Shopping Guide

We regularly publish the Certification Shopping Guide to showcase the latest products certified by HKCC.  View the most recent issues at the links below:

The 3rd Issue

The 2nd Issue

The 1st Issue


Quality. Safety & Environmentally Fair

Aiming to assist in enhancing business for our clients, Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC) organized a variety of fairs to promote quality, safe and environmentally friendly products since mid-2020.  Associated with different fair themes, promoting “Quality. Safety & Environmentally Fair” have been advocated.  Later, to resist the 4th wave of COVID-19, the Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC) organized a number of “Quality. Anti-epidemic Fair” which provided a convenient sales platform for the public to purchase certified anti-epidemic products such as masks, disinfection sprays and other anti-infection items.

With the enormous support received from the exhibitors and shopping malls, the Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC) had hosted over 100 fairs in the past year.  Not only had the fairs offered an effective sales platform for businesses, but they also provided a trustworthy shopping hotspot for consumers to select quality products.

In addition to our continued effort in expanding the physical fair network in collaboration with various shopping malls, the Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC) is going to explore e-commerce and overseas promotion opportunities meanwhile.  The Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC) is committed to joining hands with our esteemed exhibitors to build a quality, safe and environmentally friendly brand image, further enhance brand identity, encourage closer interactions with consumers, and generate greater sales leads.

For participation, please contact us.
Email:  hkcc@hk-cc.hk
Phone:  +852 2661 2083

Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC) website:  www.hk-cc.hk

Promotion Event

Every year, an "STC Certified" Mark Certificate Award Ceremony will be held in different venues.  For the latest updates, please visit here.

The "STC Certified" Mark scheme was established in 2003, providing consumers assurance that products carrying the Mark have been independently tested according to corresponding local or international standards.

The "STC Certified" Mark has gained extensive public recognition through various promotional activities.  Today, the Mark is regarded by consumers as a benchmark for product safety and quality.  Shoppers can easily identify certified products by the holographic label of the Mark, giving them confidence that the product has met relevant safety standards.

Manufacturers of food, health supplements, proprietary Chinese medicines, cosmetics and personal care products, and household products and anti-epidemic products also benefit from the scheme.  With the “STC Certified” Mark on the product packaging, consumers’ confidence level will be greatly enhanced.

To promote the Mark, the Hong Kong Certification Centre (HKCC) publishes an “STC Certified Mark Shopping Guides” every year, with an updated list of certified products bearing the “STC Certified” Mark.  The “STC Certified” Mark also participates in exhibitions with the aim of attracting more manufacturers in Hong Kong and China to the scheme.


For more information about our "STC Certified" Mark services, please feel free to contact us. 


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