CCC: Expiration of Deadlines for Updating CCC Certificates20. July 2015
In July 2014, for example, updated GB standards for rear-view mirrors (GB 15804), side markers (GB 18099) as well as for door locks and retentions (GB 15086) were implemented. Previously new standard for safety belts (GB 14166) and for child restraint systems (GB 27887) were released.
The Chinese authorities have defined certain deadlines for existing CCC certificates to be updated. Failure to do so will result in the Chinese certification body to initially suspend and then finally cancel the certificate, due to non-compliance. Once a certificate has been suspended or cancelled it is illegal to export these goods to China.
The transition period for rear-view mirrors, door locks and retentions was July 1, 2015. Since this deadline has already passed CCC certificates which still show the old standards are not valid anymore and there is a high risk of parts being detained at Chinese customs. The transition period for side markers will end June 31, 2016. All manufacturers wishing to continue shipping their products to China will need to make sure they update their certificates prior to this date to remain in compliance.
Starting September 1, 2015 child restraint systems will be required to have CCC certification. After this date they cannot enter Chinese market without a valid CCC certificate and a CCC mark. Manufacturers of child seats who did not start the China CCC certification process for their products yet, will not meet the deadline. This is because the CCC process takes several months and the product tests are extensive and complex.
CCC certificate holders should stay up to date regarding the latest developments to the Chinese CCC regulations. The Chinese certification authorities CCAP (China Certification Centre for Automotive Products) and CQC (China Quality Certification Centre) regularly issue announcements on their websites, but they do not send any information or newsletters to certificate holders.
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