On 04.02.2020, the authorities SAMR (State Administration for Market Regulation) and CNCA (China National Certification Administration) published in their Notice No 9/2020 general support measures to contain the corona virus outbreak. Chinese certification organizations are bound by these requirements.
The measures include:
- Processes are to be optimized so that personal contact is reduced as much as possible.
- Factory inspections by a Chinese certification organization, which must be postponed due to the current situation, must be communicated openly with the affected certificate holders in order to fix an alternative date by mutual agreement. Or other solutions are agreed upon.
- Applications for factories that have stopped production due to the outbreak and are unable to complete an inspection of their manufacturing plant in order to obtain the desired certification (e.g. CCC – China Compulsory Certification), but are subject to a time limit for this, may not be suspended. The necessary inspection should be completed at the latest 3 months after the official announcement that the state of emergency has been lifted.