CQC: Updated Standards for the CCC Certification of Household Electrical Appliances, Water Heater, Gas Fired Heating, and Hot Water Combi-Boilers22. January 2016
Two new standards were announced in 2015 in regards to household electrical appliances, water heaters, gas fired heating and hot water combi-boilers. The first announcement was made May of 2015. The CQC (China Quality Certification Centre, in Chinese: 中国 质量 认证 中心) published an updated GB Standard for household devices in regards to energy efficiency and energy efficiency grades for domestic gas instantaneous water heaters and gas-fired heating and hot water combi-boilers.
According to the CQC, the new GB Standard GB 20665-2015 will replace the existing GB Standard GB 20665-2006. The applicant will have the opportunity to choose between the old and new standard for their product certification up to May 31, 2016. From June 1, 2016 the new GB Standard will need to be achieved for any new certifications.
The second announcement was made in December of 2015 when the CQC published amendments for the CQC-Implementation Rules for the same household electrical appliances, water heaters, gas fired heating and hot water combi-boilers. The existing CQC-Standard CQC61-448262-2009 will be replaced by the updated Standard CQC61-448262-2015. Starting on June 1, 2016 this updated standard will become effective, and will require that all new CQC-Certifications be based on the new Implementation Rules as stated by the new CQC-Standard.
The CQC website regularly publishes new announcements about products that require CCC certification as well as products that can be certified with a Voluntary CQC Mark Certification. It is the responsibility of the exporter and/or manufacturer to carefully check every product and to fully understand the applicable regulations prior to shipping. Each product category of the Voluntary CQC Mark Certification has its own Certification Rules, which are based on the National GB Standards. The Certification Rules have a corresponding Implementation Rule which the product must comply with in order to get a Voluntary CQC Mark Certification. The Implementation Rules can be found on the official website of the CQC. New Voluntary CQC Mark Certification products and product categories are posted on the website frequently along with important information regarding certification application start dates.
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