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CCC: New CCC Regulations for Power Switches and Electrical Connections for Electrical Components

21. April 2015

The Chinese certifying authority the CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration) recently introduced changes to the implementation rules for power switches and electrical connections. Current CCC certificate holders will need to update their CCC certificates by January 22, 2016 in accordance with the new CNCA implementation rules. To remain in compliance, the manufacturer will be required to submit for a CCC certificate change application prior to their annual follow-up audit, and to complete their annual follow-up audit in accordance to the new regulations.

Previously, electrical accessories were subject to different Implementation Rules based on their relevant product categories. On January 22, 2014 the CNCA changed this by grouping several product categories into a larger collective group that will now all fall under one Implementation Rule (CNCA-C02-01:2014).

These changes will affect manufacturers of electrical accessories (connectors, plugs, sockets, couplers, etc.) for household and industrial purposes. The GB standard for connectors, plugs, sockets and couplers used for industrial purposes is GB / T 11918.1 which directly correlates with the IEC standard: IEC 60309-1: 2012, MOD.
Products affected by the new regulations include:

  • Power supply lines and interconnection cords
  • Plugs and socket-outlets for household use and similar purposes
  • Switches for household and similar fixed electrical installations
  • Plugs, sockets and couplers for industrial purposes
  • Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes
  • Thermal and electrical fuses
  • Boxes and enclosures for electrical installation equipment for household and similar
    fixed electrical installations

Hand of an electricianCCC certificates with the old CNCA standard will be suspended or cancelled if not updated by January 22, 2016. If the CCC certificate is suspended or cancelled the product will not be allowed to be imported, bought, sold, traded or used in China. To avoid problems, certificate holders should initiate the certification update as soon as possible. We strongly recommend to start the process in conjunction with the mandatory follow-up audit in 2015.

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.


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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