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Objects Used for Demonstration or Exhibition Purposes May Be Subject to CCC-Certification

11. January 2018

Recently, the CIQ (Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau) in Jinan City, Shandong Province, seized and destroyed ten luxury class 650cc-1500cc motorcycles, which had been imported to China as exhibits. The value of the most expensive object was 200,000 RMB or about 26,000 euros. The motorcycles were imported from Japan by a Jinan based company, but were not registered as CCC exempted products to the Chinese authorities. Such a strict approach is a new one by the CIQ whose usual duties include the monitoring of compliance issues of imported goods.

Motorcycles and their core components are subject to CCC certification. Without CCC certification the import, sale and use of CCC-compulsory products is prohibited in China. An exemption is only possible if the purpose of the goods is use for scientific work, test measures or for exhibitions. Any products that need CCC and are imported without CCC must be sent back after their purpose is fulfilled or they will be subject to destruction in China. In order to make use of a CCC exemption, an application for a “Proof of Exemption from CCC certification” has to be submitted to CIQ and the whole process must be in accordance with or under the supervision of the relevant Chinese authorities. However, even if all requirements are met, there is no guarantee for a successful exemption of your CCC-relevant exhibits.

Product tests are a mandatory part of the CCC and CQC certification. The regulations for these tests are specified in the GB-standards (the Chinese National regulations). If you have questions regarding the new regulations and their impact on your products, please do not hesitate to contact us. We offer full English translations of relevant standards and implementation rules, CCC checks for your products as well as support in answering questions regarding the planned CCC certification.

For more information on how CCC certification may affect your company, or for more information about CCC certification in general, the process and the associated costs, please visit our website and our News Section where you will find current updates twice a week.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details and consultation. You can contact us via Email, or call us (UK: +44 2071931135, Rest of Europe: +49 69 2713769150, US: +1 773 654-2673).

You can also check out our free CCC-Brochure, which can be downloaded right here as a PDF file, or you can consult our English textbook “A Brief Guide to CCC: China Compulsory Certification”, which can be found directly here on Amazon.

MPR Author

About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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