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CCC: Musical Instruments and Sound and Video Equipment are Subject to CCC-Certification

8. December 2016

Just as with the variety of products which are produced for the automotive industry, many products that can be found in every household and daily life are subject to CCC-certification as well.
Since 2012 musical instruments and sound and video equipment are required to be CCC certified in order to be able to export them to China legally. A few examples are keyboards, electric pianos and organs, amplifiers, sound and video recording equipment and transmitters.

As with every other CCC certification the GB standards constitutes the general base by which the product tests are established. It defines the test requirements, conditions, and limits.

Relevant GB standards:

  • GB13837-2012: Defines the limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics for sound and television broadcast receivers and associated equipment. It is similar to the international standard IEC/CISPR 13:2009.
  • GB17625.1-2012: It is concerned with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and the limits for harmonic current emissions. It is similar to the international standard IEC 61000-3-2:2009.
  • GB8898-2011: It is a general safety requirements for audio, video, and similar electronic apparatus. It is similar to the international standard IEC 60065:2005

As mentioned above, the GB standard builds the bases for the product tests, whereas the implementation rules define the framework for the certification process itself. For the products mentioned above, the relevant Implementation Rules are CNCA-C08-01:2014 and CQC-C0801:2014. Among other aspects they describe the process of the factory audit, how to apply for the certification, the certification scope and deadlines.

If you have any questions with regard to CCC for musical instruments or sound and video equipment please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail or give us a call at: UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 692713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673.

General Information about CCC certification, the process and costs involved can be found on our website. You can also find the latest news and updates on the subject CCC in our News Section several times a week.

Feel free to download our free guide “CCC Made Easy” here as a PDF file or consider our book “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification” which you can buy here, directly from Amazon.

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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