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CCC: Confirmed and extended China compulsory certification for fire protection and fire control products

19. March 2014

On January 28, 2014 an important announcement was published on the website of the CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China / Chinese: 中国国家认证认可监督管理委员会). It is regarding an extension of the official CCC product catalogue, requiring CCC for specified fire protection devices as of September 1, 2015. Affected products may no longer be imported, produced, traded, sold or used in any business activities in China without being CCC certified after this date. Also, the announcement confirms and underlines again that CCC is needed for certain fire prevention products.
In regards to the CCC logo, there are particular specifications that must be observed carefully. Besides meeting the required ratio of the “3 C” for “China Compulsory Certification”, the logo must also have the abbreviation “F” for “Fire-fighting products”:

According to the official announcement, the following products will require CCC certification in the future, respectively already require CCC certification:

  • Fire detectors and alarms
  • Fire doors and fire glass for buildings
  • Equipment for fire department, e.g. extinguishing devices and fire hoses
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Hydrants

Emergency lighting used in case of fire, fire safety signs, fire alarm devices and respirators will also be included in CCC product catalogue, with more to be added later.
Fire Control Law of the People’s Republic of China, (Chinese: 中华人民共和国消防法) and The Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Certification and Accreditation, (Chinese: 中华人民共和国认证认可条例) stated that the decision to add these products to the catalogue was made due to legislative issues. Supplemental Implementation Rules and GB Standards (GB stands for Guobiao, Chinese for National Standard) will be published soon.
The GB Standards define the certification need, and the Implementation Rules state the prescribed method of obtaining the certification and required marking of the product with the CCC logo.
You will find information about official notices regarding this matter in our “News” section on our website. Our close relationships with the certifying authorities allow us to provide you with these updates first, before they are officially announced or implemented.
The extension of CCC compulsory certification for fire protection products was published jointly by three Chinese authorities: The Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China (MPS, Chinese: 中华人民共和国公安部), the CNCA and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ, Chinese: 中华人民共和国国家质量监督检验检疫总局局).
This year, the Chinese authorities have already published several new changes regarding the regulatory framework of CCC certification. Among these is the update of the Chinese GB Standard for seat belts (GB 14166-2013 “Safety-belts, restraint systems, child restraint systems and ISOFIX child restraint systems for occupants of power-driven vehicles”). September 1, 2014, CCC certification for child safety seats will become mandatory.
These official announcements are often made without any advanced notice and are published only in Chinese language, so please check our website regularly for up to the date and breaking news.
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.
Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions you may have.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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