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CCC: New GB-Standard 17625.1-2012 for Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Limits for harmonic current emissions

23. May 2014

On May 28, 2013 the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC, Chinese: 中国 质量 认证 中心) issued an official announcement regarding a new GB-Standard GB17625.1-2012 for Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Limits for harmonic current emissions (equipment input current ≤ 16 A per phase). Effective as of July 1, 2013 this new GB-standard (GB stands for Guobiao, Chinese for “National Standard”) replaced the previously applicable GB-Standard 17625.1-2003. All certificate must be changed and new CCC certifications must be issued according to the new GB-Standard.
Certificate holders whose products are certified according to the old GB standard 117625.1-2003, are required to submit an application for the change of standard before their next follow-up inspection. Applicants must also submit their product(s) for differential tests to verify conformity with the new standard. These changes have to be completed by July 1, 2014. In the event that the Certificates are not changed by this deadline, the existing CCC certificates will be suspended by the Chinese authorities. If the Certificate holders do not complete their updates by October 1, 2014, the CCC certificates will be canceled.

The following product categories must be tested and comply with the new standard GB 17625.1-2012:

  • (05) Electric power tools
  • (07) Household and similar electrical appliances
  • (08) Audio, Video and similar electronic apparatus
  • (09) Information technology equipment
  • (10) Illumination device
  • (16) Telecommunication terminal equipment

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The first product tests that are necessary to show compliance to the new GB-standard must be performed by a test laboratory authorized by the Chinese certification authority. For product categories which electric power is less than or equal to 75W, the certificate holder can change the CCC certificate directly.
China Certification Corporation will keep you up to the date with breaking announcements and planned announcements regarding CCC-Certification. Please check our “News” section section on our website regularly.

Information regarding CCC certification, the certification process and the associated costs can be found on our website. You will also find details regarding our certification package, including a general anticipated time frame. Please see our references section for a list of some of our clients and what they are saying about us. For more detailed information 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.

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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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