CCC: Announcement of CCAP regarding update of Chinese GB Standard for seat belts21. January 2014
As of January 2014, the Chinese certification authority CCAP (China Certification Centre for Automotive Products) published an official announcement regarding an update of the Chinese GB Standard for seat belts. The new GB Standard 14166:2013 (“Safety-belts, restraint systems, child restraint systems and ISOFIX child restraint systems for occupants of power-driven vehicles”) replaces the previous GB Standard 14166:2003. Going forward, applications for CCC certifications of seat belts that are filed at CCAP have to be compliant with the new GB standard. According to the official announcement, certificate holders whose seat belts are certified in accordance with the old Standard GB 14166:2003, should implement the necessary changes, to be in compliance with the new standard by January 1, 2015. All product testing also must be in accordance with the new standard. Existing CCC certificates issued by CCAP that have not been adjusted by January 1, 2015 will become invalid as of April 1, 2015.
Until now, the CQC (China Quality Certification Centre, chin. „中国质量认证中心“) has not published its own announcement regarding the updated GB Standard yet but, they are expected to after Chinese spring festival 2014. Once the publication of CQC is available, we will inform you about it here.