New Standard GB 16897-2022 for Brake Hoses13. September 2022
On August 31, 2022 China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) announced that three new mandatory National Standards that will be published. One of the new GB standards is GB 16897-2022 for “Structure, Performance Requirements and Test Methods of Brake Hoses.
Previously, this had been covered by the standard GB 16897-2010.
The new standard covers, among other things, brake hoses for different types of vehicles (general testing, air brake, vacuum brake hoses, hydraulic brake hoses). It contains definitions, components, construction details, as well as descriptions of the necessary tests, procedures and requirements for the different brake hose types. In addition to annual tests, brake hoses must also pass annual random sample tests for certification in China.
Exact information on changes will be known later when the new standard is published. The exact publication date is not yet known.
Since Announcements No. 11, 2018 and No. 44, 2019 by the China CNCA, the previously existing CCC requirement of certain automotive products such as interior trim components, door latches, door hinges, fuel tanks, brake hoses and automotive horns has been removed with immediate effect. However, since the corresponding national Chinese guidelines, known as GB Standards, are still valid and must be complied with, the voluntary certifications with the CCAP or the CQC provide manufacturers with security for the introduction of their products into the Chinese market. Many vehicle manufacturers also insist on submitting such certification in order to demonstrate on-going product conformity in the extremely important Chinese market.
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