CCC: New GB-Standard Published for Thermal Links10. March 2015
On December 31, 2013 the Chinese authority CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration) in cooperation with the SAC (Standardization Administration of the Peoples Republic of China) announced on their website that thermal-links will be required to be compliant with the GB Standard 9816.1-2013. The regulation is specifically for thermal-links that are used in household fixed electrical installations.
The new regulation will go into effect July 13, 2015. All new CCC certifications must be in compliance with the new GB-Standard 9816.1-2013 by this date.
The new GB-Standard will replace GB 9816-2008. Existing certificate holders will need to check compliance of their products to the new standard, and renew their certificates according to the new standard. CCC certifications which were issued to the old standards will have until July 13, 2016 to update their certificates to the new standard.
Manufactures will need to send test samples to China for retesting and submit an application for renewal under the new GB-Standard. Failure to do so will result in suspension of the certificate, and if not done by October 13, 2016 the certificate will be cancelled.
If a product is no longer manufactured, and has left the manufacturing facility by July 13, 2015 there will be no need for a renewal of the CCC certificate.
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