CCC: New Requirements for Annual Follow Up Certification8. April 2015
One of the changes includes an expanded scope for CCC requirements of interior trimming materials. Many interior parts that did not previously need CCC, will now be required to get CCC. You can find more detailed information regarding the changes here.
The Implementation Rules have also changed and define a few new requirements for the process of CCC certification that will need to be addressed to maintain compliance.
All CCC certificate holders are obligated to update their certificates by December 31, 2016. After January 1, 2017 all CCC certificates will need to have the new CNCA regulation number to be valid. Certificates with the “old” number will be immediately suspended or cancelled. Automotive parts which have not been re-certified according to the new CNCA Implementation Rules will not be allowed to be imported, bought, sold, traded or used in the Chinese market. For the automotive market this may lead to import restrictions for the specific part or, in worst case scenario, a complete import ban of the entire vehicle. CCC certificate holders should initiate the certification update in a timely manner to avoid problems.
What You Need to Know
Updating CCC certificates is only possible in the course of the annual follow up inspection. The application cannot be filed prior to the inspection. It needs to be filed and combined with the annual follow up certification. This way during the factory inspection the Chinese certification authority can make sure that the manufacturing facility meets all of the requirements of the new CNCA Implementation Rules. After the inspection is passed the change application will be accepted and the updated CCC certificates will be issued.
Due to these new requirements and added work, the CQC and the CCAP may require a 2 day follow-up inspection, instead of the normal 1 day annual follow-up inspection. This needs to be considered when calculating the annual follow-up audit costs.
Manufacturers who decided not to update the CCC certificates in 2015, must do it in 2016. It is always better to update sooner than later, since there may be a bottle-neck in the administrative side as the deadline approaches. It is also a good idea to make sure that you understand all that is involved with the requirements and the application process. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you would like our support in doing this.
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.