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CCC: Change Management According to the CCC Regulations

6. January 2015

Manufacturers who have gone through the initial CCC certification process have taken the first big step to sell their products into China. However, it is important to note that the manufacturer is responsible to notify the certifying authority of any relevant changes in order to maintain the CCC certification in compliance with the Chinese regulations.
A well-organized Change Management system must be implemented by the manufacturer. A person responsible for the quality management is required to announce any planned relevant changes by submitting the necessary applications and to implement changes only after approval by the Chinese authorities.

The Implementation Rules require that the certifying authority be notified of any of the following:

  • Product design changes
  • Product structure changes
  • “Key component” changes
  • Raw materials changes
  • Suppliers changes
  • Changes in facility management structure

It is important that the certificate holder communicates any changes in the early stage with the Chinese certification Authorities and does not announce it after implementation, or until the follow up audit. Failure to follow these regulations can lead to non-conformities in the audit and may result in a cancellation of the CCC certificate.

It is also necessary to perform the annual factory inspections and product testing, which have to be done in accordance with the current Implementing Rules and GB Standards
(GB stands for “Guobiao”, Chinese for “National Standard”).

If you are unsure whether you have made notifiable changes on your products without informing the authorities or if you plan to implement changes and you don’t know whether you need to file a change application, contact us and we will consult with the relevant Chinese institution(s) and get back with you regarding what you will need to do.

Please call or email us anytime. We can be reached by phone (UK: +44 2071931135,
US: +1 773 654-2673) or email for any questions or concerns you may have.

Information regarding CCC certification, the certification process and the costs can be found on our website. You will also find details regarding our certification package can be found on our website including a general anticipated time frame. Take a look at our references section for a list of some of our clients and what they are saying about us. For more detailed information please download our free booklet “CCC Made Easy” here. You may also consider our book “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be ordered directly on Amazon here.


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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