CCC: New GB Standard, Implementation Rules and Electromagnetic Compatibility Certification Rules for Lights and Electrical Supply Track Systems for Luminaires.14. February 2017
On January 1, 2017 the new GB standard GB7000.1-2015 went into effect. Initially released on December 12, 2016, it replaces the previous standard GB7000.1-2007.
The GB Standard defines the mandatory product tests required for CCC certification. In this case, GB7000.1-2015 defines the tests and test procedures that ensure the Safety and Electromagnetic Compatibility Certification Rules for Lights and Electrical supply track systems for Luminaires.
Companies whose CCC certificates have been issued in accordance with GB7000.1-2007, are required to update their certificates to the new GB Standard by March 31, 2018 to remain in compliance. Certificates that have not been updated by then will be suspended, and then cancelled by the CQC (China Quality Certification Center). The update requires new product testing in China in accordance to the new GB Standard. Any new product CCC applications are only accepted if they comply with the new standards.
In the course of updating the GB Standard, the CQC also revised the corresponding CQC Implementation Rules. The new CQC Implementation Rule CQC12-465313-2016 was published on December 30, 2016 and replaces the previous Implementation Rule CQC12-465313-2010.
Implementation Rules define the CCC framework that must be implemented within an applicants’ production facility in order to qualify for CCC certification. The CQC allows a transition period to all certificate holders in order to update their CCC according to the new Implementation Rules. All certificates must be updated within one year, starting on December 30, 2016. Certificates that have not been updated will be suspended and then cancelled by the CQC.
It is important to keep in mind that these changes must be made regardless of the expiration date showing on the CCC certificate(s) to remain in compliance. As a CCC certificate holder the manufacturer agrees to do their annual follow-up audits and to stay up to date with any mandatory changes required.
Recent applicants who have applied for CCC recently do not need to worry. Only applications that are in compliance with the updated GB Standards and Implementation Rules have been accepted since the updates were published.
If you have any questions regarding the newly released GB standards, or the CQC Implementation Rules, please do not hesitate to give us a call (UK: +44 2071931135, US: +1 773 654-2673, Rest of Europe: +49-69-2713769150) or e-mail us with any questions you may have.
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