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CCC: New GB Standards for vehicle lamps

12. August 2014

The Chinese certification authority CQC (China Quality Certification Centre, chin.: 中国质量认证中心) issued a notice regarding the implementation of new GB Standards for CCC certification of side marker lamps (GB 18099-2013) and parking lamps (GB 18409-2013).
GB Standards (GB stands for Guobiao, Chinese for “National Standard”) define the scope, parameters and prescriptive limits for product testing required for the CCC certification.

The CQC notice from August 2014 is stating that compliance to the new GB Standards will be required immediately for new CCC certifications. Existing certificates will need to be updated by July 1, 2016.

The obsolete GB Standard version from 2000 for side markers and 2001 for parking lamps will be replaced by the updated 2013 version on the certificate. If the deadline to update current certificates is missed, the certificates may be suspended and cancelled. If suspended or cancelled, the lamps would not be able to be legally exported or used in China and the certification bodies CQC and CCAP (China Certification Centre for Automotive Products, chin. 中汽认证中心) may insist on another initial CCC certification.
Car InteriorProduct re-tests in China need to be done to update CCC certificates to new standards. If you are manufacturer of vehicle lighting and want to know if your product is affected, please do not hesitate to contact us for a non-binding quote or further information on that topic. Call or email us at:
UK: +44 2071931135 / Email
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At this point there is no announcement regarding new implementation rules for lighting. However, it is possible that there will be an update in the near future.
CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration) recently announced 17 new implementation rules for various products.

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.

Do you have questions? Then contact us by phone (UK: +44 2071931135,
US: +1 773 654-2673) or email us.


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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