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SELO License for China

23. November 2022

SELO License

In 2014 a new regulation regarding the safety of specific equipment went into effect in China. This regulation pertains to pressure vessels and requires that domestic and foreign manufacturers of pressure vessels obtain a SELO license to be allowed to sell their products in China.


What is SELO Registration?

The SELO license is also known as the China Manufacture License (CML), China Stamp or the Pressure Vessel License. It is an approval procedure from the Chinese authority SELO – China Special Equipment Licensing Office. This authority is overseen by the State Administration for Market Regulations (SAMR).

This SELO registration is required for products such as:  boilers, pressure vessels, safety components, gas cylinders, tanks and hot water systems.

Standards for the SELO certification

Licensing takes place according to current TSG regulations and GB standards. These include

  • TSG Z0004-2007 – Basic Requirements for Special Equipment Quality Assurance System on Manufacture, Installation, Alteration and Repair
  • TSG 07-2019: Regulation for Production and Filling Licensing of Special Equipment

More Information

For more in-depth information, including the licensing process, check our main article on SELO Certification.

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Robert Goral

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