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Article on the CCC Marking Published in QZ Magazine

5. June 2018

In the May 2018 issue of QZ magazine there was an article regarding CCC marking. The article was written by Julian Busch, Director of MPR China Certification GmbH.

The article can be found online as well as in the printed edition 05/2018.

The CCC (China Compulsory Certification) is comparable to the CE mark in Europe or the FCC declaration in the United States. The certification includes different aspects of the product quality for example health, environment and safety. Some automotive parts require the CCC certification – other product categories can be found here.

The final step of the CCC certification is the marking of the products with the CCC logo. Until recently the Chinese authority CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration) controlled the regulations in regards to the CCC marking. Since the March 20, 2018 they handed off the responsibilities to the respective Chinese certification authorities (CCAP and CQC).

The marking requirements have changed as follows:

The new CCC logo cannot be deformed and must always have a relation of width to height of 1.27:1.

Add-ons in the CCC logo, e.g S, EMC, S&E, F, I, which indicated the certification category, S for safety, F for fire protection, will need to be removed.

Parts that are already certified and have an existing permission of printing issued from CNCA can still be marked as shown on the permission. Manufacturers are supposed to handle these cases individually.

Adjustment applications are not possible for these cases. Any changes to the markings just need to follow th rules.

Official permission of printings are not going to be issued anymore. After receipt of the CCC certificate the successfully approved parts can be marked with the CCC logo. The elimination of the permission of printings is a higher risk for the manufacturer, as the Chinese certification authorities won’t check the CCC marking on correctness. The Chinese marking regulations must be precisely examined and implemented to avoid export problems.

If you are uncertain and need support for your CCC certification you can find general information, the process, and the associated costs directly on our website. In our news section you will find current updates twice a week.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details and consultation. You can contact us via e-mail, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673).

You can also check out our free CCC-Brochure, which can be downloaded right here as a PDF file or you consult our book (in English) “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be found directly hier on Amazon.

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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