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CCC: New Rules and Standards for Interior Trimming Parts

17. September 2015

Recently, the Chinese certification authority CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration) published a lot of new implementation rules for CCC certification of interior trimming parts for the automotive sector. All of them have already been implemented and became legally effective on January 1, 2015. You can find further information here in our news section.

Besides fuel tanks, brake hoses and safety belts, new standards have also been published for interior trimming components. There are fundamental differences between the old and the new version. Enormous adjustments have been made which are not only relevant for CCC certificate holders and CCC applicants, but also for manufacturers of interior trimming material who have never been affected by CCC before and whose parts did not need a CCC certification so far. They might need to deal with this topic now.

CNCA’s publication brought big insecurity to vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers. The factors which influence the classification of CCC mandatory parts have been revised and were extended. Before, the instructions about how to identify CCC relevant parts were clear. Currently, the factors are more extensive and the determination is not that easy anymore. Please contact us by phone +49-69-2713769150 or email us to get more details about the new regulations.

Also, CQC and CCAP have recently published own, detailed implementation rules for all automotive parts that require CCC certification in January 2015. These interpretations showed even better 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.

The following parts will be added to the catalogue of CCC mandatory products according to the new implementation rules for interior trimming components no. CNCA-C11-09:2014, beginning 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 longer interior trimming parts which are excluded from CCC product catalogue. Therefore, steering wheels, removable floor mats and convertible roof systems are also CCC relevant.

After January 1, 2016 above mentioned parts may only be imported, sold and/or used in business activities in China as long as a China Compulsory Certification has been obtained.

The basic principle regarding the minimum size of a component, which says that only products with a minimum size of 356*100mm can get CCC certification will remain. The maximum burning rate for interior trimming material in class M 1 vehicles has not changed as well.

All CCC certificates for interior trimming parts require an update before January 1, 2017, as with all the other new implementation rules for automotive components. Certificates which are not including the new regulation number to this date will be paused and finally erased.

There are specific requirements for updating CCC certificates that need to be observed, e.g. the CCC specific CoP plan. CCC certificates cannot be updated at any time – the application can only be filed in the course of the annual 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.


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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