Changes to the Mandatory Certification Catalogue for Fire Protection Products22. August 2019
The highest-ranking certification authority in China, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has announced a major change to the scope of fire protection products that require mandatory certification (CCCF certification).
Starting from August 1, 2019, fire protection products from 13 categories do not require mandatory certification anymore. However, manufacturers of all of these products can now apply for voluntary certification.
For companies with products that have been certified under mandatory certification in the past there are two options. They accept that their certificates will be cancelled by the authority or they can convert their certificates into voluntary certificates.
Regarding the new processes under voluntary certification, the authority has emphasized that the general certification procedure is consistent with the previous mandatory certification processes. This is also reflected in the newly published implementation rules, which have largely remained unchanged as well
With the elimination of compulsory certification for 13 product categories, there are still three product categories that require mandatory certification.
Some products that are still required to be certified under mandatory certification are:
- Fire extinguishers
- Fire detectors (e.g. smoke detectors and flame detectors)
- Fire alarm devices
- Emergency lighting products
- Fire safety signs
- Fire escape products (e.g. escape ladders or chutes)
- Respiratory protective devices for self-rescue
If you are unsure about the procedure of converting your certificates to voluntary or whether your products now fall under voluntary certification, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can support you answering your questions and going through the necessary processes with the authority. Additionally, we can provide translations of relevant standards and Implementation Rules.
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