CCC: CNCA Publishes List with HS Codes for CCC Mandatory Products7. January 2015
The Chinese certification authority CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration, in Chinese: 中国国家认证认可监督管理委员会) has recently published a list on its website which defines the customs tariff numbers for CCC mandatory products.
Customs tariff numbers (“HS Codes”, also known as “Harmonized System”) are used to categorize products for the customs clearance process.
The list only contains HS codes for products requiring a China Compulsory Certificate (CCC, also abbreviated as “3C”).
By checking the list, you can get a first impression of whether a certain product needs a CCC certificate or if a certain HS code indicates that CCC is mandatory. The list does not replace the official CCC product catalogue provided by CQC (China Quality Certification Centre, in Chinese.: 中国质量认证中心).
Although it may be a good first step, it is also important to check the product based on technical specifications and description of use. The HS Codes are independent from the CCC product catalogue, and are not simultaneously updated. Because of this Incorrect correlation of product categories can result in misinformation.
Manufacturers need to check whether there is an existing Chinese GB Standard (GB stands for “Guobiao”, Chinese for “National Standard”) for their product that requires a CCC certification. If so, CCC is mandatory and the product will need to be certified according to the corresponding Implementation Rules.
Are you unsure if your products require a CCC certificate? Or do you want to check if there are Chinese GB Standards for your products?
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