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HAF 604 certification

The HAF 604 核安全法规 (He Anquan Fagui) certification is mandatory for companies planning to export nuclear facilities and their components to China. The aim of this certification is to achieve a better assessment and control of imported hazardous goods. This will allow greater supervision and safety for the civilian use of nuclear power.

In addition to HAF 604 there are also the following regulations:

  • HAF 601
  • HAF 602
  • HAF 603

However, these certifications mainly concern domestic manufacturers of nuclear products and are not superficially relevant for importers.

Which product categories are HAF 604 obligatory?

Several components of nuclear facilities are subject to HAF 604. The components of a nuclear power plant can be divided into two main classes according to the corresponding regulations:

  • Nuclear safety for electrical equipment regulates the electrical components around the nuclear power plant, for example: cables, motors, transformers.
  • Nuclear safety for mechanical equipment regulates the mechanical components around the nuclear power plant, for example: compressors, safety valves.

Which regulations exist in connection to HAF 604?

HAF 604 is based on the "Regulations on the Supervision and Administration of Civilian Nuclear Safety Equipment". Many rules and laws are based on these regulations, which define the categories and steps of the registration.
NNSA (National Nuclear Safety Administration) is the executive organization. The regional bureaus of the "China Nuclear and Radiation Safety Supervision Station" are also partially responsible for the registration process.

Which services does Cisema offer for HAF 604?

The certification process for HAF604 is labor intensive and demanding. Supporting documents must be diligently prepared and under certain circumstances, product tests have to be carried out and supervised. In most cases, the process takes 9 - 12 months or even longer.
With our comprehensive services, Cisema can reliably support you throughout the entire process:

  • Verification of the certification obligation according to HAF 604 (1)
  • Issuing of confirmations that the product is not subject to regulation (2)
  • Application for the HAF 604 certification (3)
  • Assistance with the translation of application documents (4)
  • Professional consultation in the preparation of the necessary documents for the successful completion of the HAF 604 certification (5)
  • Assistance with the definition of test samples, if required, and in communicating with the Chinese testing institutes (6)
  • Comprehensive support and consultation until obtaining the HAF 604 certificate (7)
  • Modification, extension or renewal of the validity of already obtained certificates (8)

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