CCC: CCC Certification needed for Steering Wheels13. March 2015
The CCC certification is based on two documents: The GB Standard (GB stands for “Guobiao”, or “National Standard”) and the corresponding Implementation Rules.
In our news section, we have recently informed you about the updates of the Chinese certification authorities. The largest Chinese certification authority CQC (China Quality Certification Centre, chin. „中国质量认证中心“) and the Chinese certification authority CCAP (China Certification Centre for Automotive Products, chin. „中汽认证中心“) each recently published their own version of Implementation Rules for the CCC certification of interior trimming materials. These new Implementation Rules apply for the interior trimming materials made of organic materials or organic composite materials which are installed in driving/passenger compartment and luggage compartment as well as some parts in engine compartment.
There are many new areas that will require CCC certification.
An important criterion to define whether a product falls under CCC certification scope is to check whether the interior trimming material fulfills the minimum size of 356mm x 100mm. If the interior trimming material fulfills the minimum size, then it requires CCC certification.
According to the new Implementation Rules, the steering wheel fulfills the minimum size of 356mm x 100mm and will now need to have CCC certification before entering the Chinese market. Even though the steering wheel was not included in the Mandatory CCC Product Catalogue before, manufacturers of steering wheels will now need to apply for CCC certification.
Are you the manufacturer of steering wheels and need a CCC certification for your products? Or are you seeking more information about the new Implementation Rules or are interested in our presentation with more details about CCC? Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details and advice by phone (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673) or email with any questions you may have.
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