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Announcement from the CNCA on Further Improving the Self-Declaration Process

3. January 2020

In October 2019 the Chinese certification authority CNCA announced that several product groups are no longer subject to mandatory CCC certification and that other product groups will now fall under CCC Self-Declaration mode. Products that are now in the Self-Declaration/ China Supplier Declaration of Conformity (SdoC) mode, can only get CCC through this process and all previously CCC certified products in this group will need to be converted to CCC Self-Declaration by October 31, 2020. You can find a detailed article about this announcement and the affected product groups here.

In their latest announcement No. 26 from December 30, 2019 the CNCA gave more detailed information on Self-Declaration evaluation method and relevant requirements as well as the updated Implementation Rules. The new implementation rule for Self-Declaration is CNCA-00C-008: 2019 which will replace CNCA-00C-008: 2018.

CCC Self-Declaration

In order to make it easier for the companies that hold CCC certificates to complete the conversion to the CCC Self-Declaration on time, the requirements for reporting product compliance information has been simplified. The CNCA will accept old test reports for products which have a valid CCC certificate. For these products no new test reports have to be submitted for the conversion to Self-Declaration of Compulsory Product Certification. The CNCA will use an online system in the future where the old CCC number can be used to link the test report to the Self-Declaration of Certification application automatically.

For products that meet the following conditions at the same time the certification client may use the existing CCC certificate(s) to apply to the issuing authority for the CCC certificate(s) that applies only to this batch of products:

  1. Shipped before November 1, 2020, and the CCC certificate is valid at the time of shipment;
  2. Imported after November 1, 2020, and the CCC certificate at the time of import was cancelled on November 1, 2020 because of the Self-Declaration conversion period.

The CCC SDoC must not be confused with an omission of the need for CCC certification and the compliance regulations – all relevant GB standards and CNCA Implementation Rules remain valid and product compliance must continue to be proven during production by conducting annual product tests according to the GB standard. All affected products will still need to be marked with the CCC logo.

In order to be allowed to go through this process of China Compulsory Certification Self-Declaration, the applicant must be a Chinese company with a Chinese contact person in China. The applicant may only be a subsidiary or the dealer/importer of the manufacturer.

We can offer customers without a company in China the placement of a CCC applicant service to overcome this hurdle.

You can find more information on this service here.

Here you can download our detailed brochure about the CCC Self-Declaration.

In order to prove the product compliance it makes sense to obtain a voluntary CQC or CCAP certification in addition to the CCC Self-Declaration.

Here you can download our brochure about the Voluntary CQC and CCAP Certification.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the new regulations, Voluntary Certifications, the CCC Self-Declaration or the transformation of CCC Certificates.

You can contact us via email, or call us (Europe: +49 69 2713769150, UK: +44 2071931135, US: +1 773 654-2673).

MPR Author

About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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