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CCC: CQC Announcement about the New Regulations for Automotive Parts

19. April 2016

In its announcement of March 3, 2016 the CQC (China Quality Certification Centre, chin.: 中国质量认证中心) has again referred to the regulatory changes of the CCC certification.

In September 2014 the CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration) announced new regulations for CCC certification of automotive components, which have been in effect since January 1, 2015. This means, that all current CCC certificate holders will need to update their current certificates to the new Implementation Rules by January 1, 2017.

The new regulations increase the scope of interior components which are subject to CCC as well as changes to the process of CCC certification.

The updating of the CCC certificates to the new Implementation Rule can only be made in conjunction with an annual follow-up audit at which time the request for the certificate update must be made. During the annual follow-up-audit the Chinese authority will check if the CCC certified facility meets all of the new requirements. If so, an amendment is accepted and the new certificate(s) will be issued.

In order to train the CQC auditors to the new regulations and requirements, a special training took place in Beijing in April 2016.
Certificates that are not updated by January 1, 2017 could lose their validity. Certificates that are not valid mean that the products on the certificates will no longer be able to be sold, traded or used in the Chinese market. Automotive CCC’s for components which are not valid can possibly cause complete vehicles to be held in customs or to be no longer imported into China.

Therefore, certificate holders should immediately start the process of updating. We recommend to perform the update on the new CCC regulations with the follow-up inspection. If not requested, the certificates will not be updated during the normal follow-up audits. You will need to request the update.

As part of the new Implementation Rules and annual audit update, the CoP Plan (Conformity of Production) of the manufactured and all related procedures are now audited. All relevant CoP documents will need to be available and completed 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.


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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