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Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA)

27. February 2023

The Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) works closely with the higher-level Standardization Administration of China (SAC). Within the CNCA there are various sub-organizations:

  • International Inspection and Quarantine Standards and Technical Regulations Research Centre
  • National Accreditation Board for Certifiers (CNAB)
  • National Auditor & Training Accreditation Board (CNAT)
  • National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (CNAL)
  • China Quality Certification Center (CQC)
  • Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC)

The CNCA’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and implementing laws, guidelines and rules in the field of certification, accreditation, safety-related licenses, hygiene regulations and conformity assessments.
  • Drafting the list of products subject to China Compulsory Certification (CCC) and the Safety License System.
  • Assessment of hygiene and cleanliness during the production and processing of food and cosmetics for enterprises importing or exporting these products. CNCA also supervises the registration of products and communication with foreign authorities.
  • Supervision and regulation of certification according to the laws currently in force. Furthermore, supervision of certification companies or companies with relations or business in this sector.


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