Automotive CCC

China Certification is an excellent partner for the CCC certification in the automotive sector. We are providing leading automotive suppliers and car manufacturers with quick and smart solutions for their CCC certification. We offer you our support for every project related to the Automotive CCC.

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CCC Made Easy

The China Compulsory Certification (CCC) is a mandatory certification for products exported to China.
We are experienced in the CCC certification process for all kinds of product categories. The CCC certification process will be simple and easy with China Certification Corporation as a professional partner by your side.

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Other Certifications

HAF604, Taiwan Certification, CRCC for Railway Products, SRRC Type Approval, NAL (Network Access License), AQSIQ registration, Voluntary CQC Mark Certification, CCCF for Fire Products: We support you in all types of certifications for the Chinese market.

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China Certification provides a range of specialized consulting services, especially for car manufacturers and large industrial companies. With the consulting packages the certifications as well as internal procedures related to international product certifications can be streamlined.

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China Certification Corporation offers customized CCC training to fit your company needs. Our trainer will come to your location and provide the training, up to date information and pass on valuable tips from our many years of experience. Call us today to learn more!

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Since 2005, MPR China Certification GmbH – China Certification Corporation has been supporting companies around the world in obtaining the required product certifications for the Chinese market. With a strong team located worldwide, we can offer you the best solution for your enquiries.

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China Food Certifications

China Food Certifications are handled by the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC), which is the headquarters of China Customs. Following the government restructuring in 2018, the GACC has taken over the responsibilities of traditional customs, as well as border health checks, inspection and quarantine for imported and exported animals, and protects imported and exported food safety.

Importation of food into China is subject to many food certifications. Some are mandatory, while others are voluntary. There are also some food products that require registration with SAMR (State Administration for Market Regulation) in addition to registration with GACC. How a product is marketed will also influence which food registration is required or appropriate in China.



GACC logo


Which food products need GACC Certification for China?

It mainly depends on the type of food you want to export to China, as regulations distinguish between two different types:

In general, the following products must be registered with the GACC (General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China) in order to be exported to China:

  • Meat and meat products
  • Shellfish
  • Seafood
  • Dairy products
  • Cubilose and cubilose products (edible Bird’s nest)
  • Bee products
  • Eggs and egg products
  • Edible fats and oils
  • Stuffed pasta
  • Edible grains
  • industrial grains and malt products
  • fresh and dehydrated vegetables
  • dried beans
  • spice mixtures
  • nuts and seeds
  • dried fruits
  • raw coffee beans and cocoa beans
  • Food for special dietary needs
  • health products

Of course, there is room for interpretation as to whether a product really falls into this category. For this process, documents will be required from you and your Chinese importer, an inspection of your production site by the GACC may be scheduled and the products will have to be labelled with Chinese labels.

The second group of food products, on the other hand, which do not fall into any of the categories listed above, can be registered directly with the GACC without obtaining a recommendation from the local authority first.

Each food certification process is slightly different, but consists of a combination of supporting documentation, testing in China, production inspections and regular follow-up inspections.


Mandatory GACC approval

If you want to import products such as meat, fish, seafood, dairy products, eggs, honey, nuts or dried fruit into China, you must first contact your local competent authority. This authority must then confirm that your business complies with the necessary rules and regulations and then issue a recommendation of the business to the GACC.

For food of the first category, our support starts between the local competent authority and the GACC. For foods of the second category, we are happy to accompany you from the very beginning. Local approvals such as food safety certificates and other documents are required from the producer. The importer is also required to provide the equivalent documents and others confirming that he is able to process and store the products appropriately.

This process can take several months or even more than a year due to the amount of documentation and the strict requirements if you are not adequately prepared.

For example, if you have an HACCP or GMP certificate, the registration process will in most cases end with a document check and receipt of the import permit valid for 4 years. However, if you do not have such a certificate or your documentation does not prove sufficient quality standards, CNCA will send inspectors to your production facility to assess the suitability to export to China.


Other certifications (Chinese HACCP certification/ Organic Certification (COFCC))

To ensure compliance with Chinese regulations, you can obtain Chinese HACCP certification or Organic Certification (COFCC). These China Food Certifications will include testing and production inspections, annual follow-up certifications, and in the case of Organic Certification, sales forecasts and government issued labels. The validity is shorter than that of the GACC permit, at 3 years for HACCP certification and 2 years for organic certification.

However, the food certificates issued make completing the GACC approval process much easier as compliance is already guaranteed.

If you would like to find out more about any of these approvals, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone. We look forward to receiving your enquiry.


Our service package

MPR China Certification GmbH offers you a complete package for GACC approval, HACCP certification and organic certification in which you are optimally looked after. You will be assigned a personal contact person who will be available at all times to answer any questions you may have regarding the approval of food products in China.

We understand that a Chinese food import permit can be a complex hurdle for you. That’s why we’re here to help you all the way.

  1. clarification of food certification requirements for products
  2. complete application preparation (advice on smart filling of all forms, communication with the certification authority, payment of fees in China)
  3. complete handling of product tests (customs clearance, document/payment transactions, communication, evaluation of Chinese test reports)
  4. complete audit preparation (application, coordination/communication, document/payment transactions, organisation of the inspection and travel programme, provision of comprehensive documents and checklists for the audit preparation)
  5. performance of a preparatory audit (working through checklists, documents and Chinese regulations/ support in the preparation of certification-specific procedural instructions)
  6. complete audit accompaniment (travel accompaniment of the auditors and organisation of the entire social programme, accompaniment of the audit by a professional interpreter and review of the inspection report)
  7. advice on the preparation of marking and labels, provision of templates for certification-specific procedural instructions for marking products with the respective logo
  8. complete organisation of the follow-up audit

If needed, we also offer preparatory audits to make the audit by the Chinese auditors a success.

In addition, we offer support in revising the quality documents and procedures required for China food certifications.

Due to our market presence since 2005, we have optimally spread and long-standing connections to all necessary bodies in China. With our subsidiaries in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Chicago, we are present for you exactly where it matters most.

With MPR China Certification GmbH, like so many of our customers, you are choosing an outstanding provider. You benefit from first-class performance and have transparency and traceability at all times. Call us today at +49-69-2713769150 or send us an email.

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