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Announcement on the Implementation of China VI Emission Standards for Automobiles

29. June 2023

In announcement no. 14/2023, dated May 17, 2023, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) announced the implementation of China’s national emission standards phase VI (B). The new stage’s revised requirements focus on the pollutant emission limits for light vehicles subject to the GB standard GB 18352.6-2016 and heavy-duty diesel vehicles under GB standard GB 17691-2018. Both will need to surpass enhanced minimum limits starting from July 1, 2023. Many products of the automotive industry (such as complete vehicles as well as numerous components) require CCC certification in China, and/or CCAP certification or CQC certification.

The new phase VI (B) for emission restrictions will be implemented simultaneously throughout the People’s Republic of China. From July 1, 2023 onwards, the import, production and sale of vehicles that do not meet the new limits will be prohibited. Vehicle manufacturers and importers are required to submit relevant certificates, and further evidence (if applicable) to the relevant Chinese authorities before the implementation date.

Pollutant emission limits are a central topic of Chinese politics and legislation, the importance of which is also underlined by the given announcement. The announcement was made jointly by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), and SAMR.

Chinese guidelines and norms as well as the GB standards and product specific implementation rules related to the automotive sector are regularly updated by the authorities of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), often having considerable implications for the corresponding product manufacturers. Updates are usually not announced and must be independently tracked and implemented by certified factories. Failure to do so may result in severe consequences, including withdrawal of CCC certification.

For more information on how CCC certification, the CCC Self-Declaration and voluntary CCAP or CQC certification may affect your company, or for more information about CCC certification in general, please visit our News Section where you will find current updates twice a week.

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You can also check out our free CCC-Brochure, which can be downloaded as a PDF file. The brochure also contains information on the CCC Self-Declaration and the voluntary CQC- and CCAP-Certification).

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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