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CCC: New GB Standard GB 30509-2014 for identification of passenger cars and their parts

13. May 2014

In December 2013, the Chinese certification authorities AQSIQ (State General Administration of Quality Supervision and Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China, Chinese: 中华人民共和国国家质量监督检验检疫总局) and SAC (Standardization Administration Committee of China, chin.: 国家标准化管理委员会) issued a new GB Standard for identification for passenger cars and their parts. This GB Standard 30509-2014 (GB stands for Guobiao, Chinese for “National Standard”) is entitled “Identification for passenger cars and their parts” and will become effective December 1st, 2014.

In GB 16735-2004 “Identification for passenger cars and their parts (VIN)” and “GB/T 25978-2010 Road Vehicle-Plate and Label,” both are already implemented, GB 30509-2014 is a supplement to the existing regulations regarding the identification of passenger cars and their parts.

By having a vehicle identification number (VIN), a car becomes uniquely identifiable. The VIN is a exclusive vehicle number, including a manufacturer ID (world manufacturer identifier, WMI), a vendor specific code and a serial number which is often dependent on the year of construction. Strict rules apply for the assignment of vehicle identification numbers. In case a car model has a non-mass production CCC (CCC homologation of a model that is not manufactured in series production), only a limited number of vehicles can be sold in China per year, namely only those whose VIN is also shown on the non-mass production CCC certificate of the vehicle manufacturer.

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The release of the new GB 30509-2014 and many other new standards during the last months shows that the regulatory system of CCC certification and the development of Chinese standards is an ongoing process with no end in sight. It is important that car manufacturers and automotive suppliers are up to date with the latest developments in GB standards and CCC implementation rules.

In our “News” section we will keep you informed about all announcements of the Chinese authorities. Please check our website regularly since these official announcements are often made without any advanced notice.

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