CCC: New Implementation Rules for Interior Trimming Parts published5. September 2014
Recently, the Chinese certification authority CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration) published a couple of new implementation rules for CCC certification of CCC certification of automotive parts. All of those were officially implemented already and came into effect January 1, 2015. You can find further information here in our news section.
Besides fuel tanks, brake hoses and safety belts, new implementation rules have also been released for interior trimming material. Between the old and new version, there are essential differences. Tremendous adjustments have been made which are not only relevant for CCC certificate holders and CCC applicants, but also for manufacturers of interior trimming parts who have never been confronted with CCC before and whose parts did not require CCC certification so far. They might need to deal with this topic now.
The announcement of CNCA brought big uncertainties to vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers. Criteria for classification of CCC mandatory parts have been revised and were extended. In the past, there were clear instructions about how to identify CCC relevant parts. But now, there are more complex factors and the determination is not that easy anymore.
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Besides CNCA, CQC and CCAP have also published own, detailed implementation rules for all automotive components that require CCC certification in January 2015. Once again, these interpretations showed how significant the changes regarding existing size requirements have been.
Our free presentation sums up the most important aspects and explains the new minimum sizes for interior trimming CCC. Please contact us by phone +49-69-2713769150 or email to obtain the booklet.
According to the new implementation rules for interior trimming material no. CNCA-C11-09:2014, the following parts will be added to the scope of CCC mandatory products January 1, 2015:
- Parts in the driver and passenger cabin, e.g. parts of the dashboard, removable floor mats and sun visors
- Parts in the trunk and engine compartment as well as parts serving heat and sound insulation
There are no interior trimming parts being excluded from CCC product catalogue. So steering wheels, removable floor mats and convertible roof systems also require CCC in the future.
After January 1, 2016 above mentioned parts may only be imported, sold and/or used in business activities in China after a China Compulsory Certification has been obtained.
The basic principle that only parts with a minimum size of 356*100mm can get CCC certification will remain. The maximum burning rate for interior parts in class M 1 vehicles will also not change.
The new version of the implementation rule has been expanded and now includes an additional annex 3. This annex contains specific guidelines regarding spare parts for vehicles which are not manufactured anymore or which will achieve their end of production (EoP) in the near future. Before, these guidelines were not put down in writing. Now they have a solid regulatory basis.
As with all the other new implementation rules for automotive components, all CCC certificates for interior trimming parts need to be updated before January 1, 2016. Certificates which do not include the new regulation number to this date will be suspended and cancelled in the end.
There are special requirements for updating CCC certificates that need to be observed, e.g. the CCC specific CoP plan. CCC certificates cannot be updated as pleased – the application can only be filed in the course of follow up inspection.
Are you seeking for more information about the new implementation rules for interior trimming parts? Then contact us for more details and advice! Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe,: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673) or email with any questions you may have.
For more detailed information please download our free booklet “CCC Made Easy” here. Please also contact us for our free presentation about the new CNCA implementation rules. It contains helpful information and explanations regarding the new requirements of Chinese certification authorities. We are pleased to send the booklet to you.