CCC: Compulsory Implementation of New Regulations by January 1, 201717. April 2015
The new Implementation Rules for CCC certification of automotive components were published by the CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration) in September of 2014.They have been in effect since January 2015 and all current CCC certificate holders are required to update their CCC certificates to reflect the new Implementation Rules by January 1, 2017.
The new regulations include an expanded scope for CCC requirements for interior trimming materials (for more information see here) and also include a few new changes to the process of CCC certification that may need to be addressed in order to maintain compliance.
The application to update the CCC certificate to show the new Implementation Rules must be done in the course of the annual follow-up inspection. During the factory inspection the Chinese certification authority will check to make sure that the manufacturing facility meets all of the requirements of the new updated CNCA Implementation Rules. Only after the inspection has been completed and passed will the change application be accepted and the updated CCC certificates will be issued.
The deadline to complete the change is January 1, 2017. At that time all CCC certificates will need to show the new CNCA regulation number to be valid. Certificates with the “old” number will be immediately be suspended or canceled. Products which have not been re-certified according to the new CNCA Implementation Rules will not be allowed to be imported, bought, sold, traded or used in the Chinese market.
For the automotive market this may lead to import restrictions for the specific part or, in worst case scenario, a complete import ban of the entire vehicle. CCC certificate holders should initiate the certification update in a timely manner to avoid problems. We recommend to update the CCC certificates during the follow up inspection in 2015, since all certificates issued prior to the update will be based on the old standard.
It is also important to note that the updating process will further include a careful inspection of the manufactures’ CoP (Conformity of Production) and the corresponding process instructions. All relevant CoP documents will need to be available and complete prior to the factory audit.
We will be happy to advise and assist you with updating your CCC certificate to comply with the new regulations. If you should have any questions, concerns, or needs please call or email us. You may contact us by phone at (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673) or you can email any time.
For more detailed information please download our free booklet “CCC Made Easy” here. Please also contact us for our free presentation regarding the new CNCA implementation rules. It contains helpful information and explanations regarding the new requirements of Chinese certification authorities. We will be happy to send the presentation to you.