New Regulations for CCC Marking Published27. March 2018
Marking products with the CCC logo is the final step of the CCC certification. Without marking, even successfully CCC-certified products may not be imported to China legally.
The Chinese authority CNCA (Certification and Accreditation Administration) has been responsible for the supervision of the CCC marking. As of March 20, 2018 this has changed according to an official announcement. Marking regulations now fall within the scope of the respectively responsible certification authorities such as CCAP or CQC. As a result, the marking requirements and the associated process have changed as well:
The CCC logo must still maintain a ratio (width to height) of 1.27:1. The supplementary-letter (S, EMC, S & E, F, I), which so far referred to the type of CCC certification, such as “S” for Safety or “F” for Fire Protection is now no longer needed. For already certified products for which a marking approval has been issued by the CNCA, the logo shall be adjusted individually by the manufacturer. The changed product markings are no longer subject to approval by the relevant certification authorities.
Manufacturers are now allowed to mark CCC certified products immediately. A separate application for marking approval will no longer be necessary, as long as the aforementioned ratio of the CCC logo and the current marking regulations are fully observed. Be aware that some product categories such as wires or brake hoses have specific additional requirements for the CCC marking that will need to be followed.
The CCC marking requirements should always be completely understood and marked accordingly. Otherwise, the import of CCC-certified products to China could lead to difficulties at customs, culminating in the detentions or even confiscation or destruction of goods.
If you have any questions about the new regulations for the marking of CCC certified products or if you need further counseling on how this may affect your projects, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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