On 15.06.2018 the authorities SAMR (State Administration for Market Regulation) and CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China) published in their announcement 11/2018 that for some product groups the mandatory certification according to CCC (China Compulsory Certification) is going to be converted into a manufacturer’s declaration as of 01.10.2018, similar to the CE marking. The previously obligatory factory inspection is no longer necessary. Instead, documentation on product safety and safety risks will be required.
A distinction is made between two types for the manufacturer’s declaration process:
Test reports can be used from any accredited test laboratory and possibly even from a companies’ own laboratory.
Test laboratories that have been accredited for CCC must be used.
Companies wishing to retain the previous method of the CCC certification can apply for this.
The information currently provided on the implementation of the Manufacturer’s Declaration and the transition is still incomplete. We expect further details by October. In particular: how, where and from what date the manufacturer’s declarations are to be submitted.
Affected product groups for a declaration of conformity:
|Product group||Applicable implementation rule||Type|
|Low voltage switch equipment: complete power switch equipment,|
bus main line system (bus slot),
low voltage set of reactive power compensation device
|Small AC arc welder;|
AC arc welder;
DC arc welder;
TIG arc welding machine;
MIG/MAG arc welder;
Arcing welding machine;
Plasma arc cutter;
Plasma arc welding machine;
Arc welding Transformer anti-electric shock device;
Welding cable coupling device;
Silk delivery device;
TIG welding torch;
MIG/MAG welding gun;
|Equipment with nominal rated voltage less than or equal to 5V DC,|
nominal rated power consumption less than 15W (or 15VA) and no rechargeable battery in information technology equipment,
audio and video equipment (Category III equipment)
|Motor Vehicle Interior Trimming||CNCA-C11-09:2014||B|
|Motor vehicle door locks and door retainers||CNCA-C11-10:2014||B|
It was also announced that a reduction of the CCC certification scope was made. Several products are not requiring the certification anymore. The amendment will come into force on the date of publication, that is June 16th 2018.
The responsible certification organizations are instructed to cancel affected certificates immediately.
The certification organizations offer the companies concerned to convert their existing CCC certificates into voluntary certification. Under certain circumstances, the CCC logo may no longer be used, but may have to be changed to the logo of the certification organization. Voluntary certification can make sense to distinguish a company from its competitors or due to consumer expectations.
We consult and support you in the changeover to the new system, as well as in the transfer of the previous CCC certification to a voluntary certification for the Chinese market.
No longer relevant for certification:
|Product group||Applicable implementation rule|
|Plug socket and appliance couplers (for industrial use)||CNCA-C02-01:2014|
|Construction site complete equipment (ACS);|
power distribution equipment for public grid
|Non-flammable liquid electric spray gun;|
electric chain saw;
electric pruning shears
|Computer game machine;|
computer learning machine
|Motor vehicle horn||CNCA-C11-05:2014|
|Motor vehicle brake hose / tube||CNCA-C11-06:2014|
|Motor vehicle fuel tank||CNCA-C11-11:2014|
|Modem (with card); ISDN Terminator||CNCA-C16-01:2014|
|Flammable gas alarm products;|
electrical fire surveillance system
|Aerosol fire extinguishing device||CNCA-C18-03:2014|
|Motor vehicle theft alarm system||CNCA-C19-01:2014|
|Wireless LAN products||CNCA-C20-01:2007|