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CCC: New GB-Standard Published for Switches and Similar Fixed Household Electrical Installations

6. March 2015

On September 3, 2014 The Chinese authority CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration) in cooperation with the SAC (Standardization Administration of the Peoples Republic of China) announced on their website that switches and similar fixed household electrical installations will be required to be compliant with the GB standard GB16915.1-2014. The new regulation will go into effect August 3, 2015.
2014121116174439The CCC certification has to be compliant with the new GB-Standard 16915.1-2014 since that date for Chinese and imported products, which are being used in the household as fixed electrical installations.

The new GB-Standard will replace GB2099.1, GB1002 and GB16915.1. Certificate holders will need to check compliance of their products to the new standard, and renew their certificates according to the new standard. CCC certifications which were issued to the old standards will have until August 3, 2016. Manufactures will need to send test samples to China for retesting and submit an application for renewal under the new GB-Standard. Failure to do so will result in suspension of the certificate, and if not done by November 3, 2016 the certificate will be cancelled.

If a product is no longer manufactured, and has left the manufacturing facility by August 3, 2015 there will be no need for a renewal of the CCC certificate.

Are you looking for more information regarding the GB standard for switches and similar fixed household electrical installations? If so, please call or email us anytime. We can be reached by phone (UK: +44 2071931135, US: +1 773 654-2673) or email for any questions or concerns you may have.

For more detailed information regarding the CCC certification 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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